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My Daughter is Off and Running – ‘Literally’

Hi Folks, my nine year old daughter ‘Alexa’ is participating in a fun run to raise money for here school Hidden Forest Elementary. The limit the sponsors set for those who wish to pledge on a “per lap” bases, is … Continue reading

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Hubble Reveals Diversity Of Exoplanet Atmosphere

Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope to study the atmospheres of ten hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets in detail, the largest number of such planets ever studied. The team was able to discover why … Continue reading

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Mantle Plumes Dominant Trigger for Global Plate Tectonics

It is common knowledge that the Earth’s rigid upper layer called lithosphere is composed of moving plates. But just what mechanism first set plate tectonics into motion still remains a mystery. A team of researchers led by ETH professor Taras … Continue reading

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Ancient Salvadoran Village Buried By Ash Freezes Daily Life In Time

A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash 1,400 years ago shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually no strong-arming by the … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Supervolcanoes Triggered Externally

Researchers are now building more complex, four-dimensional models — which require supercomputers to run — to track the evolution of the Yellowstone supervolcano over time. Supervolcanoes’ massive eruptions, which have global consequences, require an external trigger, scientists say. The traditional … Continue reading

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New Drought Atlas Maps Shows 2,000 Years of Natural Climate Variations in Europe

The long history of severe droughts across Europe and the Mediterranean has largely been told through historical documents and ancient journals, each chronicling the impact in a geographically restricted area. Now, for the first time, an atlas based on scientific … Continue reading

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Religious Upbringing Linked to Less Sympathetic Children

Many families believe religion plays an essential role in childhood moral development. But children of religious parents may not be as altruistic as those parents think, according to a new international study from the University of Chicago published Nov. 5 … Continue reading

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