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Scientists caught on Antarctic ice shelf singing a strange tune

Antarctica is an honest child of creepy. It's leaking from the inside; it loves to ooze some bloody liquids out into the ocean like some gargantuan stabbing victim; it's a dry hellscape being covered in a thick layer of literal water; and now it turns out Antarctica is an avid whistler of some eerie tunes. Massive Ross Ice Shelf in …

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Antarctic ice shelf 'sings' as winds whip across its surface

Study co-author Rick Aster during a station trip on the Ice Shelf, holding a broadband seismometer. These sensitive sensors were buried at depths of two meters (6 feet) to record micro-scale seismic motions of the ice shelf in three dimensions over the course of two years. Credit: Rick Aster.      Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf causes the massive ice slab's surface …

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Europe and the Striking Beauty of 50-Foot Tall Ice Blades

Daniel Hobley, a scientist at Cardiff University, and his colleagues using the Galileo spacecraft, a NASA mission that studied Jupiter and its moons between 1995 and 2003, to study sublimation rates on Europe. They subside the moon, sublimation which has been overcome by other phenomena, like a bombardment of tiny meteorites and particles from space, which smooth out the surface. …

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Salt & Straw begins scooping ice (and bugs) at Downtown Disney

Kiss this mouse-shaped ice-cream bar goodbye, because strangely delicious balls have finally arrived in Disneyland. Portland-Based Chain Salt & Straw opened its sixteenth store this morning in Anaheim's Downtown Disney district, bringing its characteristic wood-carved interiors and hearty flavors to the Dole Whip-loving pallets of Disneyland visitors. Renowned for unexpected flavor combinations such as Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese …

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FDA: Beware liquid nitrogen food, cocktails, ice cream

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the consumption of food and beverage products that are as far-reaching as ice cream, cheese puffs, cereals, and even cocktails. The common denominator that prompted the FDA warning? Liquid Nitrogen FDA regulators have become aware of several life-threatening cases involving products containing liquid nitrogen ice, a non-toxic chemical …

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NASA will launch space lasers to track Earth's melting ice

WASHINGTON: Next month, NASA will launch the most advanced laser instrument of its kind in space to measure the changes in the heights of the Earth's polar ice in unprecedented detail. The Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will measure the average annual elevation change of land ice covering Greenland and Antarctica to the width of a pencil and …

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Law firm claims negligent medical care after child dies weeks after ICE custody

Yazmin Juarez, 20, and her 18-month-old daughter, Mariee, were arrested at a facility in Dilley, Texas, "with unsafe conditions, negligent medical care, and inappropriate supervision," according to their law firm in a newspaper After arriving at the South Texas Family Residential Center in March, Mariee contracted a respiratory infection that her attorneys at Arnold & Porter allegedly "treated badly for …

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UH scientists discover first evidence of ice on the moon

Click to enlarge Image courtesy of UH Mānoa SOEST Although scientists have long suspected the existence of water ice on the surface of the Moon, a new study by a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Hawai'i at the Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) has discovered the first direct evidence. "We …

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