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Why Are Hurricanes Slowing Down?

Climate scientists around the world are getting very excited about this time of year, hurricane season! While these storms are very dangerous and cause lots of damage, studying them allows for us to better prepare for the future. Naturally, climate scientists have been learning a lot from these big storms from the past as well. In fact, new information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is making a lot of buzz right now, and it’s a slow burn too. For those of you looking forward to just getting these hurricanes over with, slow down.

Can Ice Cores Tell Us About Human History?

Glacial ice cores are mile-long cylindrical columns of layered ice that are drilled out of the thickest parts of ice sheets from places like Greenland or Antarctica. Glacial ice cores are fascinating feats of human scientific and technologic achievement and they’re highly-detailed collection of environmental information too. A recent study has been able to see the rise and fall of the Roman Empire by studying the ancient climate by studying ice cores. How cool is that? Ice cold, of course.

How Many Species are Left to be Discovered?

Let’s talk about the animal kingdom. As of last year nearly 80% of American households have domesticated dogs or cats. These familiar pets are just some examples of the 1.2 million species of living things known by science. This big number accounts for your pets, plants, wild animals, fungi, single celled organisms, and algae-like lifeforms, but more impressive is the number of species that have yet to be discovered by science.

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