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Google Earth’s New Timelapse Feature Lets You See How Our Planet Has Changed In Four Decades

A timelapse look at the changing Aral Sea, Kazakhstan. The lake was once the world’s fourth largest … [+] body of inland water, but has been shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by irrigation projects. Google Earth Google Earth newest Timelapse feature lets users look back from the current…

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What If Earth’s Core Cooled Down?

At its core, our planet is a piping hot place. Sure, it may not seem that way on a cold, dark morning in the dead of winter, but far below Earth’s surface lies a scorching center made almost completely of metal. The outer core is an iron-and-nickel alloy that serves as a buffer between the…

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The Earth’s deepest secret was just revealed by scientists

The research into what lies deep, deep beneath our feet has yielded precious few details over the past few decades. We all grew up learning that we live on the Earth’s crust, which is just a thin layer above the mantle. Beneath that, the outer core surrounds the inner core, and… well, that’s it, or…

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Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere Will Last Only Another Billion Years

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Earth’s magnetic field reversed 42,000 decades ago, creating a climate’disaster’

Earth’s last magnetic flip 42,000 years brought environmental change and extinctions. Could that happen now?

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Arrested Over Capitol Riot, Allegedly Used Bear Spray on Cops

Jon Schaffer — the founder for heavy metal group Iced Earth — is now in federal custody, and as it turns out, he was one of the more hardcore rioters who raided the Capitol … according to the FBI, anyway. The feds say Schaffer turned himself in…

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Earth’s air is filled with germs. Could they help us find life on other worlds?

If you’re feeling lonely, take solace in remembering that there are countless tiny living things floating tens of thousands of feet above your head.

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As Earth's Ozone Layer Continues to Repair Itself, Scientists Happily Report Good News on Global Wind Trends

It has been more than 30 years since the world banned the chemicals that were depleting Earth’s protective ozone layer and simultaneously triggering some troubling changes in atmospheric circulation in the Southern Hemisphere. Now, new research published this week in Nature finds that those changes have paused and might even be reversing because of the…

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In Earth's early history, a day was 23.5 hours and a year lasted 372 days

(CNN)When dinosaurs walked the Earth, days on our planet were a little bit shorter than the full 24 hours we know today. Earth turned more quickly, meaning that a day lasted about 23.5 hours and a year equated to 372 days, according to a new study. Researchers discovered this fact from a surprising resource: ancient…