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      February 22, 2020EARTH

      How Deep Is the Deepest Hole in the World?

      There’s a portal to the center of the earth in the wreckage of an abandoned project site in Murmansk, Russia. What’s it for? And why is the Internet Googling “Kola Superdeep Borehole screams?”...
      September 5, 2014

      BP Ruling Raises Liability Stakes for High-Risk Industries

      A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's <BP.L> potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power generation...
      April 22, 2016Environment

      The Earth Day Pioneer Nobody Remembers

      Ed Muskie ran for vice president in 1968 and served as Jimmy Carter's Secretary of State—but his legacy as an environmentalist is often forgotten
      April 12, 2011Mind

      Octopuses and squids are damaged by noise pollution

      Not only can squids and octopuses sense sound, but as it turns out, these and other so-called cephalopods might be harmed by growing noise pollution in our oceans—from sources such as offshore drilling, ship motors, sonar use and pile driving...
      October 1, 2008The Sciences

      Sarah Palin dishes on health and science: What does she really think?

      Public fascination with Republican vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, extends to her views on the environment, evolution and abortion, and that curiosity has only grown since media access to her has tightened in the month since Sen...


      Much about the jellyfish life history is still unknown. In the early larval stage, known as polyps, jellyfish are suspected to prefer hard surfaces onto which they can attach. Increasing costal development, offshore rigs and other objects may be aiding population booms by giving the baby jellies a solid habitat, notes the NSF...
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