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What it’s like covering an erupting volcano Mauna Loa

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The eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island captivated the nation and world. The volcano erupted on Nov. 27. It is the first time...
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How NASA’s Cold Atom Lab is defying gravity

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One lab at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California is literally trying to defy gravity. The Cold Atom Lab (CAL) at JPL allows scientists...
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Chemists create weatherproof batteries

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A team of chemists and engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a new type of electrolyte chemistry for lithium batteries that could...
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Celebrating Mario Molina, a pioneer of climate research

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As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month, it’s hard to imagine where climate research would be right now without the contributions of Mexican chemist Mario...
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A megaflood could be California’s next ‘big one’

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Droughts, earthquakes and wildfires are natural disasters that occur in California. But the Golden State may have to prepare for another climatic event that hasn’t...
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Cutting down your food waste with worms

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Something burrowing underground could help you cut down on your food waste. It’s called vermicomposting or more commonly know as worm composting.  According to the...
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A volcano’s ‘song’ may signal eruption

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Predicting a volcanic eruption could come down to studying the lava inside the mountain. More precisely, the sounds coming from that lava that could indicate...
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Hot weather may be causing you sleepless nights

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Hot weather could be preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. Scientists in Denmark found that increases in nighttime temperatures have a harmful effect...
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A study to learn more about tornadoes

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As long as meteorologists have tracked tornadoes, scientists and researchers have looked for ways to better forecast these destructive forces of nature. Right now, a...
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NHC director urges people to be ready for hurricane season

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With hurricane season underway, the National Hurricane Center is reinforcing its message for people and families to stay vigilant and prepared for whatever occurs now...