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As Greenland melts, something strange happens to the ice sheet

When the remnants of the second European heat wave migrated across Greenland at the end of July, more than half of the ice cover began to melt for the first time since 2012. A study published on Wednesday in Nature shows that such megacities, exacerbated by climate change, are not only allowing Greenland to shed billions of pounds of ice. …

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The vintage film shows how the ice on the Thwaites Glacier melts faster than previously observed

Professor Dustin Schroeder (foreground) and art historian Jessica Daniel splice a 50-year-old Antarctic radar film into a role to prepare for digital scanning at the Scott Polar Research Institute in the UK. Picture credits: Dustin Schroeder The newly digitized vintage film has doubled the extent to which scientists can look into the history of subterranean ice in the Antarctic, revealing …

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Iceland: Scientists say goodbye to glaciers lost due to climate change. When more melts, it can be catastrophic

Researchers will gather on Sunday in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, to commemorate Okjökull, or Ok, after losing its glacier status in 2014. The inscription entitled "A Letter to the Future" on the monument paints a gloomy picture. "Ok, the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier, and over the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow …

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Antonio Brown melts, but Steeler's enjoyment is interrupted by a tragedy that threatens the season

For a while, one could hear the laughter of Pittsburgh there, when Antonio Brown grew his old antics in Oakland. First, Brown suffered from frozen feet in a cryogenic therapy mishap, then lost his head and threatened to retire because of the NFL's new helmet specifications. But all the Steelers' giggling that came from Pittsburgh ended abruptly on Sunday morning. …

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Snooki Melts Down and Storm's Away from 'Jersey Shore' House

Exclusive TMZ.com Snooki "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" after an argument that ended – she's threatening to call it quits from shooting Snooks was shooting with the rest of the cast at the 'Jersey Shore' house late Tuesday night, when all of a sudden she stormed out of the room 19659006] In a neighbor's video from the incident – obtained by …

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Magnetic materials help to explain how arctic ice melts

Kenneth Golden, a mathematician at the University of Utah, was reading pictures of Arctic sea ice when he noticed a pattern that seemed familiar to him. Seen from above, the melting sea-ice looked like a white-speckled field with dark spots in which the ice had turned into liquid. For Golden, it seemed terribly similar to the arrangement of the atoms …

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A Mars methane burp melts away

Scientists have tracked the seasonal rise and fall of methane levels in the background, but could not identify a pattern for the transient clouds The mystery of Mars methane continues. The NASA Curiosity Rover has seen its highest ever measured colorless, odorless gas content over its seven-year mission on the Red Planet last week. But a follow up on this …

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Greenland's summer melts started early and are very bad this year

A photo from June 13 shows sled dogs wading on an expedition through water, which was forced to turn around due to an unusual early meltdown. Credit: Steffen Olsen from the Center for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteorological Institute Summer is no longer starting for two days, but oceanographers and climatologists are already alerting for breathtaking, dangerous ice …

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Watch as a piece of satellite melts like a burning marshmallow

The rod-shaped magnetic paint was largely evaporated during the process. ESA / DLR Space debris is a worrying problem especially when wayward pieces of technology survive reentry and end up as angry debris on Earth. Researchers at the European Space Agency wanted to know more about how satellites burn on re-entry, so they fried a satellite block in a plasma …

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Climate change melts the polar ice cap and the navy looks north: NPR

An F / A-18 super hornet prepares to take off from USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Gulf of Alaska. Zachariah Hughes / Alaska Public Media Hide caption Caption switch Zachariah Hughes / Alaska Public Media An F / A-18 Super Hornet prepares to depart from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Gulf of Alaska. Zachariah Hughes / Alaska Public Media …

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