Arctic sea ice is melting at a significantly faster rate than projected by even the most advanced computer models, leading Prince Charles, in the UK, to issue an emergency ?MayDay? warning about global warming.

A new study shows that the Arctic’s ice cover is retreating more rapidly than estimated by any of the 18 computer models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in preparing its 2007 assessments. Both observations and the models point in the same direction: the Arctic is losing ice at an increasingly rapid pace and the impact of greenhouse gases is growing,” says researcher Marika Holland, one of the study’s co-authors.
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We know why dirt is good?but if we’re not careful, most of it may not be here anymore?and one kind of dirt can even cure cancer!

The bark of the rare Pacific yew tree is the main ingredient in the medicine Taxol, which is a major breakthrough in cancer cures. In, Charles Q. Choi reports that the dirt the trees grow in contains the ingredient as well.
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There’s a reason why it’s harder to remember things than it used to be: you’ve got TOO MANY memories stuffed into your brain! But there’s an easy trick to use when you want to remember something: it has to do with moving your eyes.

New research explains why people who are able to easily and accurately recall historical dates or long-ago events may have a harder time with word recall or remembering the day’s current events. They may have too much memory?making it harder to filter out information and increasing the time it takes for new short-term memories to be processed and stored.
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In Anne’s latest diary, she writes about choices, and says, “When we think of the Virginia Tech killings, we want to place the blame somewhere?such as our weak gun control laws, on violent video games and movies. But if we do not acknowledge the role of choice in this scenario, we inevitably set ourselves up for a future in which absolutely all of our freedoms are curtailed.”

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