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Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned at a major US science conference Sunday. The United Nations has predicted the global population will reach seven billion this

February 20, 2011

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Experts warn: We must take space storms seriously!

Space weather could pose serious problems here on Earth in the coming years, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned today. NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco warned at the annual meeting of the American Association for the

February 20, 2011

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Coronal holes on the farside of the Sun

For the past week, all eyes have been on the Earth-side of the sun, where sunspots 1158 and 1161-1162 have unleashed some of the strongest flares in years. Meanwhile, the farside of the Sun has been busy, too. Here is the movie from NASA's STEREO-B probe...

February 20, 2011

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Scientist: We may have 2 suns by 2012

Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily. Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of the night sky’s brightest stars, is losing mass,...

February 10, 2011