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Oldest Meteorite Collection On Earth Found In Chile's Atacama Desert

A collection of well-preserved meteorites was found in the driest place on Earth: the Atacama Desert in Chile. Some of the space rocks are older than 2 million years.

Space May 25, 2019

Building Large Wind And Solar Farms In The Sahara Could Help Green The Desert, Says Study

A new research found that installing wind turbines and solar panels across the Sahara Desert could supply energy for the entire world and turn the arid land into fertile soil. The renewable energy farm could increase precipitation across the landscape.

Earth/Environment September 9, 2018

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.

Material Science April 14, 2017

Obama Declares 1.8 Million Acres Of California Desert As National Monuments

President Barack Obama declared three California desert and wilderness areas made up of some 1.8 million acres as national monuments. The three new monuments include the scenic and historic 1.6-million-acre Mojave Trails.

Earth/Environment February 14, 2016

Termite Mounds Can Hold Back Deserts

You wouldn't want them in your home, but termites perform a valuable service by keeping ecosystems from collapsing into deserts, researchers say. Termite mounds can be a safe haven for vegetation, holding the desert's advance.

Animals February 6, 2015

Helpless NASA watches Aral Sea dry up and nearly vanish: Blame it on the Kremlin

The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest in the world, but it has now nearly disappeared. What does the Kremlin have to do with the problem?

Earth/Environment October 5, 2014

Megadrought possibly brewing in U.S. Southwest: Study

The desert in the Southwestern areas of the United States could experience a megadrought lasting 35 years, sometime in the next century, a new study reveals. Researchers urge states to consider water use policies.

Earth/Environment August 31, 2014

How do Death Valley rocks walk? Scientists finally have answer

Mystery of Death Valley's "sailing rocks" solved. Take a winter storm, freezing temperatures and high winds, and voila! -- stones that move.

Animals August 27, 2014

Xamaleon: Ice cream that magically changes color as you lick it

Color-changing ice cream is the latest development from a physicist and cook from Barcelona.

August 3, 2014

Dry days to become more common?

The number of days with no rain or precipitation will likely climb by the end of the year, says a new study.

Earth/Environment March 17, 2014

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