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Top 7 Disadvantages of Rising Sea Levels

Top 7 Disadvantages of Rising Sea Levels

The melting of ice in the Polar Regions and glaciers continues to pose a major threat to us all on a global scale, a whopping 3 millimeters a year. Between 1993 and 2014, sea level rose by about 2.6 inches. Fast forward to 2019, the sea level is 4.2 inches above normal. An increment of…

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Tectonics in the Tropics Trigger the Ice Ages on Earth

Tectonics in the Tropics Trigger the Ice Ages on Earth

Scientists have figured out the likely trigger for the three ice ages, which occurred in the last 540 million years. The term ‘Ice Age’ refers to a period during which global temperatures fall drastically to produce extensive glaciers and ice sheets that stretch well beyond their polar caps. According to a recent study, tectonics in…

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Earth’s Magnetic Shield Booms like a Drum

Earth’s Magnetic Shield Booms like a Drum

New research shows that the Earth’s magnetic shield booms loudly (when hit by impulses) but we cannot hear it because the frequencies are too low in pitch for human ears to pick up. Earth has a magnetic field around it which collides with the solar wind, a stream of charged particles bombarded at Earth by…

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CAPER-2 Flew Through Northern Lights to Catch Waves

CAPER-2 Flew Through Northern Lights to Catch Waves

The Cusp Alfven and Plasma Electrodynamics Rocket-2 (CAPER-2) flew through active Aurora Borealis to study the waves, which accelerate electrons into our atmosphere. The CAPER-2 mission was launched on 4th January 2019 from the Andoya Space Center in Andenes. A 4-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket was used for this purpose, which climbed to an…

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Hunga Tonga is Teeming with Life although it didn’t even Exist 4 Years Ago

Hunga Tonga is Teeming with Life although it didn’t even Exist 4 Years Ago

An underwater volcano in the South Pacific Ocean spawned an island called Hunga Tonga. This rare volcanic pop-up emerged right in between the two confirmed islands of the Kingdom of Tonga. There has been no official announcement about its name but the locals like to call it Hunga Tonga, on the basis of its location.…

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The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The first image from the clip is taken by the Voyager 1 Space Probe on February 14, 1990, at a distance of 6,054,587,000 Kilometers (3,762,146,000 miles). The rest of the clip is part…

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Arctic Summers are Now Hottest in 115,000 Years

Arctic Summers are Now Hottest in 115,000 Years

According to new research, Arctic summers are so hot that everything seems to be melting in the entire region. The Arctic is the northernmost polar region of the Earth which expands across a number of countries including Iceland, Canada, Sweden, Russia, Norway, and the United States of America. In addition to that, it consists of…

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Oceans are Warming Even Faster than Previous Estimates

Oceans are Warming Even Faster than Previous Estimates

Four different studies reveal that greenhouse gases are raising temperatures of oceans at a much rapid rate than previously believed. Ocean Heating is a critical marker of climate change because most of the excessive solar energy absorbed by the greenhouse gases is accumulated in oceans. In addition to that, ocean temperatures don’t experience year-to-year variations…

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Warning! Ice Sheets of Greenland are Releasing Tons of Methane into the Atmosphere

Warning! Ice Sheets of Greenland are Releasing Tons of Methane into the Atmosphere

An international team of researchers discovers that the Greenland Ice Sheet is doing some serious damage to the environment. Methane is the simplest alkane with four atoms of Hydrogen surrounding a central atom of Carbon. It is one of the important greenhouse gases and plays a significant role in causing ‘Global Warming’. According to an…

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The Movement of Earth’s Poles Led to the Current “Ice Age”

The Movement of Earth’s Poles Led to the Current “Ice Age”

Earth shifted away from its spin axis in the last 12 million years. Geophysicists from the Rice University analyzed the evidence from the Pacific Ocean to determine that the Earth has made a slight shift relative to its spin axis within the past 12 million years. The study published in the journal ‘Geophysical Research Letters’…

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Mysterious Mounds in Brazil are Visible from Space

Mysterious Mounds in Brazil are Visible from Space

The termite Syntermes Dirus is the reason behind the strange structures of the Caatinga. Brazil is the 5th largest country of the world both, in terms of population and area. More than 208 million people live in this country which is spread over 8.5 million square kilometers. The vastness of Brazil can be determined by…

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A New Theory about the Earth’s Water is Here

A New Theory about the Earth’s Water is Here

Asteroids are not the only contributor to Earth’s water, a recent study suggests. The source of all the water that we use every day has always been a mystery for the scientists and a number of hypotheses have been made in this regard from time to time. Recently, researchers from the American Geophysical Union proposed…

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School Students Identified Sounds from a Solar Storm in the Earth’s Magnetic Shield

School Students Identified Sounds from a Solar Storm in the Earth’s Magnetic Shield

A researcher of the Queen Mary University of London made some dramatic increments to the speed of the playback of the ultra-low frequencies to make them audible. Earth is under continuous bombardment from charged particles, who travel all the way from the Sun to the atmosphere of our planet. Most of the light seen at…

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The Story of Us

The Story of Us

A new video by Absolute Knowledge is now on! It’s been a long journey until here. Mankind is the result of 13.8 billion years of evolution. This video shows the process of creating, from the big bang, to the future. When we think of 13.8 billion years it may seem an eternity, but in the…

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The QuikSCAT Mission Has Come to its End

The QuikSCAT Mission Has Come to its End

The revolutionary mission which measured speed and direction of winds over global oceans for 10 years has been turned off. The SeaWinds Scatterometer of NASA was an Earth observation satellite which was launched primarily for measuring the speed and direction of surface wind over the ice-free global oceans. The launch of the Quick Scatterometer took…

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African Agricultural Fires will help NASA to Study Smoke-Cloud Interaction

African Agricultural Fires will help NASA to Study Smoke-Cloud Interaction

Scientists found some unexpected new features during an analysis of the African Smoke-Cloud connection. Smoke is an airborne mixture of solid and liquid particles and gases, which is emitted when the combustion of a material takes place. It also carries the quantity of air that is mixed into the mass. The chemical composition of smoke…

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Electric Blue Clouds Captured by the Balloon Mission of NASA are Simply Amazing

Electric Blue Clouds Captured by the Balloon Mission of NASA are Simply Amazing

PMC Turbo Mission is on its way to find some outstanding information about the turbulence in our atmosphere. NASA launched a super pressure, football-stadium sized balloon on 24th April 2017 with the intentions of setting a record for flight duration while carrying a telescope. The balloon took off from an airfield in New Zealand and…

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Scientists believe that Glacial Engineering could help us to Limit Sea-level Rise

Scientists believe that Glacial Engineering could help us to Limit Sea-level Rise

Computer models show that geological engineering could help us to prevent the melting of glaciers. Environmental pollution is probably the most critical challenge humanity faces in today’s technological world. This ever-increasing pollution is leading to some drastic changes, including the melting of glaciers, which are pushing our planet towards its destruction. According to the latest…

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The Levels of Heavy Metal Pollution are Going Down at the Largest Metropolis of the Southern Hemisphere

The Levels of Heavy Metal Pollution are Going Down at the Largest Metropolis of the Southern Hemisphere

Brazilian researchers showed that the environmental pollution in Sao Paulo has gone down in the last 30 years by analyzing the rings and barks of the Tipuana tree. Environmental Pollution is one of the massive challenges that we face in this modern era. Following the disastrous impacts, it can have, global efforts are needed to…

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The Increase in Earth’s Oxygen was Gradual

The Increase in Earth’s Oxygen was Gradual

A recent study supports the idea that the Oxygen levels of Earth rose in a stepwise fashion. The existence of gaseous Oxygen is one of the most vital factors, which allow colonization of the Earth. Its importance can be judged by the fact that astronomers looking for signs of life in different parts of the…

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Why Earth Rotates?

Why Earth Rotates?

The rotation theory of the universe suggests that if the sun shall rise tomorrow, it may just be a fraction late. Since the Earth came into being some 4.6 billion years ago, every day it spins once around its axis just like the rising and setting of the Sun. This will continue to happen till…

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The Building Blocks of the Earth are Pretty Normal

The Building Blocks of the Earth are Pretty Normal

The probability of finding Earth-like planets in the Milky Way got a massive boost. Scientists are quite keen, these days, to find signs of life in other parts of the universe. Several missions have been sent to our neighboring planet, Mars, in this regard to gather maximum information about the red planet of our solar…

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Hothouse Earth is just around the Corner

Hothouse Earth is just around the Corner

The natural mechanisms that keep the Earth cool might reverse their working if we don’t control the increment in temperature on an emergency basis. Climate change due to global warming is making Earth hotter every day and scientists worry that human activity is pushing our planet towards a horrible end at an extremely rapid rate.…

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Volcanic Activity and Declining Ocean Oxygen caused Mass Extinction

Volcanic Activity and Declining Ocean Oxygen caused Mass Extinction

Marine Organisms could go extinct in the coming years if industrial emissions of Carbon Dioxide are not controlled on an emergency basis. Climate change is inflicting disastrous effects on Earth in several ways. One of the most dangerous among them is the rapid increment in the levels of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere. As a…

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Tiny Asteroid disintegrated Hours after its Discovery over Southern Africa

Tiny Asteroid disintegrated Hours after its Discovery over Southern Africa

An asteroid called 2018 LA, discovered near Moon’s orbit, was on route to clash with Earth but his flight was cut short by the atmosphere of Earth. Asteroid strikes are always given a lot of importance by the scientific community as they have caused severe destruction in the past including the extinction of Dinosaurs. That…

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Elon Musk thinks we need a Backup Earth

Elon Musk thinks we need a Backup Earth

Humans do need a backup planet as Earth will not stay forever. It is a common information that Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, wants to colonize Mars with humans. He is extremely passionate about that and has clarified the world about his intentions on several occasions. The fact that he sent a Tesla car…

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Human Race has destroyed over 80% of life despite constituting just 0.01%

Human Race has destroyed over 80% of life despite constituting just 0.01%

Humanity has brought death to most of the life on Earth even though other forms of life supersede us massively. Human activity is causing adverse impacts on our surroundings. The depletion of ozone layer is a common example in this regard. Harmful chemicals like Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) are the major cause behind that and a continuous…

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