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NASA Made a Rare Flight Right Through a Thundercloud Formed by a Wildfire

Scientists conducted the most detailed reconnaissance of one of Earth's rarest atmospheric phenomena in a spectacular flight.
Maddie Stone
8.16.19
tech-science

Under Trump, 26% of Climate Change References Have Vanished From .Gov Sites

A new report documents two years of science being scrubbed from government websites.
Sarah Emerson
7.22.19
Science

Rare Giant Squid Caught on Camera in U.S. Waters for the First Time

Scientists at NOAA captured a video of the rare, deep-sea giant squid off the coast of New Orleans
Madeleine Gregory
6.24.19
tech-science

Tons of Dead Seals Are Washing Up In the Arctic and Nobody Knows Why

Dozens of seal carcasses, some showing signs of hair loss, are being reported in northern Alaska.
Sarah Emerson
6.13.19
solar storms

Weekend Solar Storm May Create Auroras As Far South As Vancouver and NYC

The Sun is getting grumpy again after years of relative peace.
Becky Ferreira
3.22.19
Orcas

Watch Rare Footage of the Mysterious 'Type D' Orca

A NOAA expedition filmed the orcas, which have distinctive small white eye patches, off of Cape Horn, Chile.
Becky Ferreira
3.8.19
climate change

Government Climate Report Spotlights Costly Damage of Extreme Weather In 2018

Last year, 14 natural disasters caused at least $1 billion in damage each.
Sarah Emerson
2.6.19
Motherboard

What Happens if the Magnetic North Pole Keeps Rushing Toward Siberia?

On Monday, the World Magnetic Model was updated to account for the north pole’s eccentric behavior, after a delay caused by the US federal shutdown.
Becky Ferreira
2.5.19
WILDLIFE

The Tiger Sharks Eating This Dead Whale Aren’t Waiting for the Government Shutdown to End

“The situation is impacted by the partial government shutdown.”
Sarah Emerson
1.11.19
Magnetic Field

Scientists Can’t Fix Map of Earth’s Magnetic Field Thanks to the Government Shutdown

The federal government was set to update the World Magnetic Model but had to delay it because of the shutdown.
Sarah Emerson
1.10.19
Motherboard

Everything You Wanted to Know About This Monk Seal With an Eel in Its Nose

“This is the third or fourth case of an eel in the nose that we have observed.”
Sarah Emerson
12.6.18
Motherboard

Trump Wants to Allow Seismic Oil Surveys in the Atlantic Ocean

Companies can now apply for permits to shoot underwater airguns that hurt ecosystems to assess offshore drilling potential.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.18
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