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Trends in Carbon Dioxide Calendar | People | Publications Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide History of atmospheric carbon dioxide from 800,000 years ago until January, 2014. Download full-resolution version of this animation (warning: large file, ~53 MB) U.S. Privacy Policy | Accessibility | Disclaimer | USA.gov Contact Us | Webmaster Site Map

Arc NOAA Marine Debris Program - Welcome Paranormal research investigation anomalous phenomena scientific ASSAP Ocean Explorer: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Live Stream 1 (540p) Following the successful completion of the Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin expedition, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will enter a dry dock period for repairs. Our next mission is slated to begin July 6. Check out the full 2017 overview for more details on what is coming up next. [ Where is the Okeanos? Mission Complete2017-05-19 19:21 After 23 days at sea, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is in Honolulu, Hawaii. Global Warming is Real: Climate | Energy | Sustainability - News, Resources, and Commentary on Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability

What is the cryosphere? There are places on Earth that are so cold that water is frozen solid. These areas of snow or ice, which are subject to temperatures below 0°C for at least part of the year, compose the cryosphere. The term “cryosphere” comes from the Greek word, “krios,” which means cold. Ice and snow on land are one part of the cryosphere. The other part of the cryosphere is ice that is found in water. The components of the cryosphere play an important role in the Earth’s climate. (top) Daily Grail Frontpage | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History The Rise of Cyanobacteria in Freshwater Resources February 24, 2012 This image shows a bloom of cyanobacteria in Lake Erie on August 19, 2011 (courtesy of Thomas Archer). Cyanobacteria (formerly known as blue-green algae) are on the rise in the U.S. and worldwide, becoming a serious threat to freshwater resources and public health. Research results funded by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science are uncovering the secrets of why cyanobacteria are so successful. This information will be used to develop new strategies to control this growing problem. What are Cyanobacteria? Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest life forms on the planet, having been around for nearly 3.5 billion years. These single-celled plants abound throughout the world. But these tiny life forms also have a dark side. Responding to Outbreaks of Cyanobacteria Humans, the study says, are improving the conditions that cyanobacteria readily thrive in. (top)

Science for celebrities In January 2007, exasperated by the tide of influential and misleading claims made by celebrities in the public sphere, we worked with scientists to produce Making Sense of Science for Celebrities. Each year since, Sense About Science has reviewed the odd science claims people in the public eye have made - about diets, cancer, magnets, radiation and more - sent in to us by scientists and members of the public. Many of these claims promote theories, therapies and campaigns that make no scientific sense. We ask scientists to respond, to help the celebrities realise where they are going wrong and to help the public to make sense of celebrity claims. “We seem to be seeing a celebrity divide on science. Tracey Brown, Managing Director, Sense About Science

Foundational Questions Institute The Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) To catalyze, support, and disseminate research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources. FQXi has five goals: {*style:<ul style="padding-left:20px;"><li> To expand the purview of scientific inquiry to include scientific disciplines fundamental to a deep understanding of reality, but which are currently largely unsupported by conventional grant sources To redress incrementalism in research programming by establishing or expanding new "islands" of understanding via flexible funding of high-risk, high-reward research in these areas To forge and maintain useful collaborations between researchers working on foundational questions in physics, cosmology, and related fields FQXi welcomes the participation of scientists, laypeople, and philanthropists.

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Start Page - The Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden The Faculty of Science The Faculty of Science includes all the major subject areas in the fields of mathematics and natural sciences. With 6 500 students and 730 employees it is the second largest Faculty at the University of Gothenburg. Sulfur Haunts the Ghost Wreck [March 4, 2014] Sulfur and iron accumulation has once again been found in wood samples from old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea.

Top Sites That Make Science Awesome posted by Elizabeth Harper on April 24, 2013 in Internet & Networking, Computers and Software, Family and Parenting, Kids, Guides & Reviews, Fab Websites :: 0 comments Though you may remember science class as dull, much has changed. The Internet has done the impossible and made science a lot more accessible, bringing scientists and science enthusiasts together to share and discuss the most interesting discoveries of the day. Online, you can find fascinating science news and explanations on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more if you know where to look—and it's all a lot more interesting than any high school science textbook. Here's the best of what's out there. Exploring space from you desktop NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) Just like the title says, this NASA site provides a high-resolution space photo every day with a description written by a professional astronomer. If you like what you see, there's an archive going back to 1995 full of wondrous images. StarTalk Radio Vi Hart

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