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‘Cunk on Earth’ Review: Charlie Brooker’s Netflix Mockumentary Is

The thing I appreciate most about Diane Morgan’s Philomena Cunk character, introduced as part of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe current events mockumentary series, is that once you have a character with the name Philomena Cunk, do you actually need anything else? It’s a perfect comedy character appellation, with an overly flowery first name and a […]

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‘Substantial’ levels of rare earth minerals and metals discovered

Image of the Norwegian Sea. Credit: Wikipedia – By Finn Rindahl – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4236653 Norwegian researchers have discovered ‘substantial’ levels of rare earth metals and minerals on its seabed.   Norwegian officials revealed on Friday, January 27, that a large discovery of rare earth metals had been made on the seabed […]

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Earth Fair Registration Is Now Open | WGRT

The popular St. Clair County Earth Fair event will be making its return this year to Goodells County Park, and applications are now being accepted. The St. Clair County Earth Fair has been taking place since 2003 and has since grown to be Michigan’s largest Earth Day event. The goal of the two-day event is […]

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Scientists Have a Plan to Turn Earth Into a Giant Observatory

Fiber-optic cables stretch across oceans and wind their way underground to handle our communications systems, and scientists think that this vast network of infrastructure could be put to another use: observing Earth’s surface from below. Specifically, the 1.2 million kilometers (more than 745,000 miles) of existing fiber-optic cable could be combined with satellites and other […]

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Austin Peay department’s new name emphasizes earth, environment

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A longstanding science department – the Department of Geosciences – at Austin Peay State University has a new name. And the department’s professors hope that the new name – the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences – will better connect with prospective students. “Few students come to college and want to be in geology […]

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Science News Roundup: Russia sets new contingency plan for crew

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Russia sets new contingency plan for crew of damaged space capsule Russia’s space agency Roscosmos announced new contingency plans on Saturday for the three crew of a damaged capsule docked to the International Space Station, saying the U.S. member of the trio would return to Earth […]

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California braces for final burst of heavy snow and rain |

Storm-lashed California is bracing for what may be a final battering of rain and snow starting late Sunday, adding to the damage unleashed by a weather system that has caused severe flooding and killed at least 19 people across the state. Residents across a swath of central and southern California should prepare for heavy rainfall […]

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A Comet Not Seen in 50,000 Years Is Streaking by Earth Soon.

A newly discovered comet could be visible to the naked eye as it shoots past Earth and the Sun in the coming weeks for the first time in 50,000 years, astronomers have said. The comet is called C/2022 E3 (ZTF) after the Zwicky Transient Facility, which first spotted it passing Jupiter in March last year. […]

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NASA releases first global picture of Earth from new NOAA-21

The vibrant turquoise seas of the Caribbean and a murky blanket of smog covering parts of Northern India are among the sights in the first global image produced by NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new environmental satellite. The composite photograph was produced by data collected over a 24-hour-period from December 5–6 […]

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‘Major’ solar storm warning as Earth facing ‘direct’ plasma hit

Earth’s ‘magnetic song’ captured during solar storm A “major” solar storm warning has been issued, as we face an “Earth-directed” blast of plasma that is expected to cause GPS and radio interference. According to experts, the storm appears to be associated with a “significant” explosion on the farside of the Sun yesterday. The European Space […]