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Protected regions now cover an area five times the size of the United States

Protected regions now cover an area five times the size of the United States

A surge in the creation of marine and terrestrial nature reserves has brought humankind closer to its goal of creating protected nature refuges on 17 percent of the world’s land and 10 percent of oceans by 2020, according to the UN’s Protected …Continue reading

Oil, Gas Industry Biggest Contributor to Rise in Atmospheric Methane, NASA Study Confirms

The bulk of the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is linked to emissions from the oil and gas industry, a new study led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists suggests. Methane emissions in the atmosphere …Continue reading

Particle Physics Aids Visualization of Unexplored Spaces in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Scientists with the ScanPyramids project claim to have discovered a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza using cosmic cameras that use high-energy particles, called muons, to see through stone. The results were published in  Nature, an international science journal, on …Continue reading

Study Finds 1,317 Knocked-out Genes in DNA Sample From Pakistan

The team discovers a unique family whose 11 members were missing a protein that naturally produces cholesterol; this puts them at a lower risk of heart disease. Research published in the journal Nature has analyzed the DNA of 10,503 Pakistanis who were …Continue reading

7 New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

A record breaking number of new Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star in a nearby solar system have been discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In a press release on February 22, 2017, NASA has said that all …Continue reading

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