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It's Too Late To "Save The Planet" Says Scientist; We Need To Save Ourselves

Back in 1965, maverick scientist James Lovelock, warned an oil company that the year 2000 would not be dominated by fusion-powered cars or advanced technology, but by the changing climate.

"It will be worsening then to such an extent that it will seriously affect their business," he said. He may have slightly under-played...
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Weekender: Methane -The Silent Menace That Could Destroy Our Planet

A routine survey of the U.S. Atlantic Coastline recently revealed a strange phenomenon. Multitudes of gas plumes were seen bubbling up to the ocean surface, and though the gas has yet to be analyzed, scientists are almost certain that it is methane.

"We don't know of any explanation that fits as well as methane," said lead...
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Weekender: Timeline Jumping - A Glimpse Into the Complex World of Selective Existence

It is becoming more and more apparent to mankind that time is not the linear concept that our perceptions would indicate, but instead a vast field that encompasses all possible realities.
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How Would Extra-Terrestrials Detect Life On Our Planet?

The search for extra-terrestrial life has been an ongoing preoccupation for Man, yet how detectable is our own presence in the universe?
Many of the visitors to this site have reason to believe that our planet has been visited by extra-terrestrials for decades, if not longer, but how do other life forms become aware of life on Earth?
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World's Oldest Crystal Holds The Key To Earth's History, But What Of Its Future?

With the help of a tiny fragment of zircon extracted from a remote rock outcrop in Australia, the picture of how our planet became habitable to life about 4.4 billion years ago is coming into sharper focus.

Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, an international team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscience...
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Will the Earth Survive?

Will WE? - Will human beings, and the earth, survive? Lots of scientists are worried about this and are trying to figure out what to do about it.

A group of nations has come to the conclusion that human activities have already pushed the Earth system beyond three of the planet's biophysical thresholds, with...

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What Earth Wobble Does

The author and explorer Graham Hancock was one of the first people to understand what "precession," the way the earth "wobbles" on its axis as it orbits the sun, meant to the ancients. He wrote about this in his famous book Fingerprints of the Gods. Now researchers have learned from fossil records that this earth wobble had a lot to do with...

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Earth Twists Space-Time

An experiment with implications almost beyond imaginationhas confirmed that earth's rotation actually twists thefabric of space and time.

An international group of scientists assembled by NASA hasconfirmed that Einstein was correct in his theory thatplanetary rotation would do this.

Scientists at the Joint Centre for Earth System...

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We May Never be Found

Is the Earth unique in harboring intelligent life? Even ifanother civilization is trying to contact us, it will soonbe too late, according to SETI's Frank Drake, because TV isbeing delivered more and more by cable and satellites, whichdo not leak radio waves into space.

David L. Chandler writes in New Scientist that according toDrake,...

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Scientists are speculating about what will happen if the melting ice caps cause the Earth to change its tilt. Would life would still be possible if this happened? One way to find out is to study other planets with tilts that are greater than ours.

Penn State Astronomer Darren M. Williams says, "I suspect, based on simulations and our own...

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Earth Had Rings Like Saturn

The Earth may once have been surrounded by rings, like Saturn, which would have cast a shadow on parts of the planet all day long. The rings could have been formed after a glancing blow from an asteroid, when a space rock carves debris from a planet, then bounces off into the atmosphere. The resulting debris would also have shot off into space...

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Earth Cries Uncle!

Human beings are demanding more of the Earth than it cancope with, according to new research?and we?ve had 50% moreimpact on it in just the last 40 years. One of theresearchers, Mathis Wackernagel of Oakland, California,claims that by 1961, we were using 70% of the capacity ofthe global biosphere. By 1999, that had risen to 120% of theEarth's...

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