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40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:49pm

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

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What Exactly Are 'Monster Storms' And 'Bomb Cyclones'?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

The northern U.S. is getting a blast of unseasonably cold weather, thanks to what has been dubbed a "bomb cyclone." The Washington Post's Jason Samenow explains that and other odd weather terms.

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Successful Comet Landing A Major Step For Space Exploration

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

The European Space Agency on Wednesday successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet — something that has never been done before. But scientists say the lander may not be fully secure.

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For U.S.-China Deal On Greenhouse Gases, The Devil Is In The Details

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

Scientists say a new deal between the U.S. and China on greenhouse gases is a positive move toward new models for controlling emissions, but that it won't keep the Earth from dangerous levels of warming.

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Comet Landing: European Craft Due To Make Contact Today

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:25am

As it hopes to learn the Philae robotic lander successfully settled onto the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says it is in contact with the spacecraft.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:08am

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:47am

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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Tennis Players Are Getting Their First Servings Of Sabermetrics

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:24pm

Players and managers in major team sports have leveraged sophisticated data analyses for years to improve game-time performance. Now one-on-one athletes are picking up Moneyball tactics, too.

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