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NASA renames the distant ice world after the Nazi controversy in "Arrokoth"

Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spaceship, was renamed Arrokoth or "Heaven" in the Native American language after the Nazi connotations of the previous name were turned upside down. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft surveyed the icy rock in January, orbiting the dark and cold Kuiper belts about a billion miles beyond Pluto. Pictures showed that it …

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Arctic explosion brings snow, ice and bony temperatures to the US

This week's Arctic explosion is expected to cause tens of millions of people in the United States to experience snow, ice and bone-cooled temperatures, according to the National Weather Service on the East Coast. The agency expects record-breaking cold Monday through Wednesday with the lowest temperatures forecast for Wednesday in the East. Lowest temperatures are forecasted to the south of …

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Arctic researchers investigate ripple effects of shrinking sea ice: NPR

Scientists of the research vessel Akademik Fedorov have set up a network of scientific monitoring facilities for up to a week, located up to 40 kilometers from the MOSAiC vessel. Ravenna Koenig / NPR Hide Caption Switch caption Ravenna Koenig / NPR Scientists of the research vessel Akademik Fedorov have set up a network of scientific monitoring equipment for about …

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The deadly seal virus could spread faster by melting the Arctic ice

A deadly virus that attacks seals may spread faster due to the loss of Arctic sea ice due to warming temperatures. The Phocine Staupevirus (PDV), which was responsible for the deaths of thousands of European seals in 2002, was found two years later in North Sea vipers in Alaska, prompting scientists to ask how the virus reached them. According to …

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Antarctic shock: Scientists are facing a breakthrough with a study of 2,000,000-year-old ice | Science | news

Experts are analyzing the bubbles trapped in an old block of ice taken from a depth of 200 meters. These bubbles contain carbon dioxide (CO2) and will help uncover Earth's history and its relationship to greenhouse gases. So far, scientists have only been able to analyze CO2 trapped in 800,000-year-old blocks of ice. The new analysis thus provides an unprecedented …

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Two million year old ice provides a snapshot of the geological history of greenhouse gases

Ed Brook, a professor at Oregon State University, holds two million year old ice cream. Credit: Oregon State University Two million year-old Antarctic ice, recently discovered by a research team, provides a clearer picture of the relationship between greenhouse gases and climate in ancient times and will help scientists understand future climate change. In an article published today in Nature …

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Taco Truck served ICE workers, apologized and then apologized again

Buffalo-based Lloyd parked one of his trucks at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia and served lunch there last Wednesday for the workers, never eating their tacos again. The taco company apologized the following day, saying it had been a mistake to serve immigration and customs officials, and there was "no excuse" for their actions and connections with the …

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