Month: April 2018

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Antarctica’s ocean-front glaciers are retreating, according to a new satellite survey that raises additional concerns about the massive continent’s potential contribution to rising sea levels.   Antarctica, which contains enough ice to raise the oceans by about 200 feet (60 meters), is a continent of ice that flows outward to the ocean at numerous large
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Astronomers have detected 72 incredibly bright and quick events flashing across a recent sky survey – and they’re struggling to understand where they came from. The mysterious explosions are similar in brightness to supernovae – the final, gigantic explosions that extinguish stars.   But supernovae can be seen lighting up the sky for several months
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The condom challenge is no way to treat your nose. Or your lungs and throat, for that matter. The years-old dangerous dare has resurfaced in recent days as the latest perverse, potentially life-threatening internet challenge.   People attempting the condom-snorting challenge try to shove and inhale an unwrapped condom into one nostril, and then pull
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The Chinese space station called Tiangong-1 is expected to crash to Earth within hours. The 9.4-ton spacecraft went up into space in 2011, but in 2016, the Chinese government lost communication with it due to an apparent technical malfunction.   It’s been difficult to predict the precise moment when Tiangong-1 will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere, and where it will break up into