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Scientists: Timor Sea metorite altered Earth’s climate

SYDNEY — Australian scientists have discovered a crater deep beneath the Timor Sea made during a heavy meteor storm which may have altered the Earth’s climate, the lead researcher said Thursday. Australian National University archaeologist Andrew Glikson said seismic activity led experts to the Mount Ashmore 1B site, and a…

Earth may be too hot for humans by 2300: study

SYDNEY (AFP) – Climate change could make much of the world too hot for human habitation within just three centuries, research released Tuesday showed. Scientists from Australia’s University of New South Wales and Purdue University in the United States found that rising temperatures in some places could mean humans would…

‘Green tea party’ closes US Earth Day celebrations

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Washington played host to another ‘tea party’ rally, but this time the tea was green and the message of the thousands who gathered on the National Mall was about the environment, not anti-government. “It’s nice to be at a tea party,” British pop icon Sting said Sunday,…

Creationists: Museum ‘makes up’ facts about evolution

They plan to become doctors, researchers and professors, but these students from Liberty University, an evangelical school, also believe God created the Earth in a week, some 6,000 years ago. Each year, a group of biology students at the Christian university based in Lynchburg, Virginia, travels to the Natural History…

Experts confirm asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Dinosaurs were wiped out by a huge asteroid that smashed into Earth 65 million years ago with the force of a billion atomic bombs, scientists said, hoping to lay an age-old debate to rest once and for all. The definitive verdict came from an international panel of…

Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars

WASHINGTON — A journey from Earth to Mars could soon take just 39 days — cutting current travel time nearly six times — according to a rocket scientist who has the ear of the US space agency. Franklin Chang-Diaz, a former astronaut and a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of…

Russia in secret plan to save Earth from asteroid: official

MOSCOW — Russian scientists will soon meet in secret to work on a plan for saving Earth from a possible catastrophic collision with a giant asteroid in 26 years, the head of Russia’s space agency said Wednesday. “We will soon hold a closed meeting of our collegium, the science-technical council…

Palin contradicts herself with illegible climate tweets

Former lawmaker Sarah Palin was for man-made climate change before she was against it. Or to put that another way, Alaska’s ex-governor appears to think that she is “Arrogant&Naive”. Ah, the joys of abbreviation. On Friday just before 3 a.m., Palin unleashed a Twitter volley at reality, slamming anyone who…

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