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September 28, 2014
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Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water that is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
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UCLA study yields more accurate data on thousands of years of climate change

Research also helps unravel the mystery of retreating glaciers in the Pacific Ocean’s western tropics Using a cutting-edge research technique, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays a major role in determining climate around the … Continue reading

January 7, 2014
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So schafft die Werbung den «idealen» Frauenkörper

«Ich will meiner Tochter zeigen, warum die allgegenwärtigen Models mit der Realität nichts zu tun haben», sagt eine Mutter. In knapp 40 Sekunden zeigt dieses Video, wie ein normaler Frauenkörper mit Photoshop in ein unrealistisches, nicht existierendes Schönheits-Vorbild verwandelt wird. … Continue reading

October 7, 2013
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Tropical forest carbon absorption may hinge on an odd couple

A unique housing arrangement between a specific group of tree species and a carbo-loading bacteria may determine how well tropical forests can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a Princeton University-based study. The findings suggest that the role … Continue reading

May 9, 2013
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New analysis suggests wind, not water, formed mound on Mars

A roughly 3.5-mile high Martian mound that scientists suspect preserves evidence of a massive lake might actually have formed as a result of the Red Planet’s famously dusty atmosphere, an analysis of the mound’s features suggests. If correct, the research … Continue reading

March 7, 2012
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Responding to the Radiation Threat

*Berkeley Lab Researchers Developing Promising Treatment for Safely Decontaminating Humans Exposed to Radioactive Actinides* The New York Times recently reported that in the darkest moments of the triple meltdown last year of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese officials … Continue reading

December 15, 2011
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Diamonds and Dust for Better Cement

Structural studies at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source could point to reduced carbon emissions and stronger cements It’s no surprise that humans the world over use more water, by volume, than any other material. But in second place, at over … Continue reading

December 11, 2011
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A Better Way to ID Extreme Weather Events in Climate Models

*Berkeley Lab scientists help automate the search for hurricanes and other storms in huge datasets* You’d think that spotting a category 5 hurricane would never be difficult. But when the hurricane is in a global climate model that spans several … Continue reading