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  • Using krypton gas to date the age of ancient ice cores

    Using krypton gas to date the age of ancient ice cores
    Scientists say they have developed a means of accurately dating Earth's oldest and densest polar ice by analyzing the composition of krypton gas trapped within ancient air bubbles.
  • Cool magma, Mt. Hood and the future of volcano eruption prediction

    Cool magma, Mt. Hood and the future of volcano eruption prediction
    For 100,000 years, a pod of cool magma has been sitting mostly immobile beneath the Mt. Hood volcano. Consider it cold storage.  As long as the magma stays cool, the volcano will not erupt. Cool magma is like peanut butter straight from the fridge...

    Genetic GPS? Migrating Chinook salmon use hardwired 'magnetic map'

    Genetic GPS? Migrating Chinook salmon use hardwired 'magnetic map'
    How do young, naive salmon with no migratory experience somehow voyage through vast, shifting ocean waters to wind up at specific feeding grounds that are hundreds, even thousands, of kilometers away from the rivers where they were hatched? It turns out...

    Decline of Earth's top carnivore species damages broader ecosystems

    Decline of Earth's top carnivore species damages broader ecosystems
    Three quarters of the species of top carnivores – lions, wolves, polar bears among them – are steadily declining worldwide, creating a cascade of negative effects that may threaten the planet’s top predator, man, according to a panel...

    Doug Engelbart obituary: Inventor of computer mouse dies at 88

    Doug Engelbart obituary: Inventor of computer mouse dies at 88
    SAN FRANCISCO — Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88. The Computer History Museum, where Engelbart had been a fellow...