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A real-life Armageddon?
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About 12,900 years ago, as Earth was warming up after the latest ice age, the globe abruptly entered an unusually cold 1,300-year spell, the Younger Dryas. The cause of the cooling, however, remained unclear. Now, Richard B. Firestone, a nuclear chemist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and seventeen colleagues are bolstering the controversial theory that a cataclysmic event is to blame. More





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Funding model for open access unveiled
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The transition of U.K. higher education to a largely open access publishing model was recommended by the Finch report earlier this year, and was accepted by the government. The report estimated that the cost of transitioning to such a model could cost the U.K. sector an extra £60 million a year, mostly in additional publishing fees. The research councils estimate that their spending on article fees will top £100 million over the five years, but have only set absolute funding levels for the remaining two years of the current spending period. This will amount to £17 million in 2013-14 and £20 million in 2014-15. Subsequent funding levels will be set following an interim review in 2014. More

Hopes linger for Mars methane
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The recent preliminary verdict from the Mars rover Curiosity on whether the planet's atmosphere contains methane ended weeks of anticipation. But the verdict — a qualified no — seems unlikely to end years of controversy. More

Bacteria preserve crab-like fossil in toxic ocean environment
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Curtin University research showing that bacteria were responsible for the excellent preservation of a crab-like fossil during the Devonian period suggests that organic geochemistry could be a useful new tool for understanding ancient environments. More

Melting in the Andes: Goodbye glaciers
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From the shade of an adobe house overlooking Peru's Santa River, Jimmy Melgarejo squints at the dual peaks of Mount Huascaran looming against a cloudless sky. "The snow keeps getting farther away," says Melgarejo, a farmer worried about his livelihood. "It's moving up, little by little. When the snow disappears, there will be no water." More


 

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