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Archaeologists have found the lost temple of Artemis

Archaeologists have found the lost temple of Artemis

The ancient temple belonging to the goddess Artemis has been discovered after about 100 years of searching. Greek authorities reported the discovery late last week, saying it was found by archaeologists with the Archaeological School in Greece alongside the Ephorate of Euboea Antiquities. Excavation work has been underway for a handful of years.

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Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier just lost a 100 square mile chunk of ice

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier just lost a 100 square mile chunk of ice

Remember the Larsen C ice shelf that finished breaking earlier this year? Researchers are saying that Antarctic just lost yet another giant chunk of ice, this one measuring 103 square miles in size. To put that in perspective, the now-floating ice is more than four times the size of Manhattan, though it is much smaller than the calving that happened a few months back.

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Ocean exposed by Larsen C ice shelf is now a protected area

Ocean exposed by Larsen C ice shelf is now a protected area

Remember the huge chunk of ice that finally broke free in Antarctica? The British Antarctic Survey has just announced a new international agreement that is lending protection to the part of the ocean left exposed by the calving event. According to the research council, the agreement is now in place and will help ensure that researchers are able to research the marine conditions exposed for the first time in about 120,000 years.

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Bloated sea monster found in Texas after floodwaters recede

Bloated sea monster found in Texas after floodwaters recede

Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters are receding and left behind is a scattered mess from both land and sea. One of the more curious finds is a 'sea monster' spotted dead on a Texas beach, one presumably washed ashore by the intense storm. The creature hasn't yet been positively identified as any particular sea animal, though speculation about what it may be abounds.

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Tonight’s Corn Moon will have Neptune in close proximity

Tonight’s Corn Moon will have Neptune in close proximity

Tonight will host the Corn Moon, the name given to the full moon that will reach its fullest point around 3AM Eastern time tomorrow morning. While the name evokes mental images of a moon colored yellow, that's not the case -- the name refers to the fact that corn is typically harvested around this time. For those wondering what happened to the Harvest Moon, it has been bumped to October this year.

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Solar Eclipse 2017: The must-see photos

Solar Eclipse 2017: The must-see photos

The hotly anticipated solar eclipse has wrapped up for most of the country, and the results are rolling in. Called a once-in-a-lifetime event, this particular solar eclipse had a path of totality spanning from one coast to the other, giving the majority of the U.S. (and Canada and Mexico) a look at both a partial and/or full eclipse. If you happened to miss it, don't worry: the photos and videos are rolling in, and they're stunning.

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Glow in the dark walking trail opens to the public in Singapore

Glow in the dark walking trail opens to the public in Singapore

Remember those glow-in-the-dark roads that began cropping up a few years ago? One in Singapore just opened to the public, and it aims to make the length of space safer for people to use at night. Whereas ordinary road lights are expensive and result in light pollution, glow-in-the-dark materials are energized by the sun during the day and then glow softly at night, improving the quality of life for people who live and work nearby.

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This Chinese solar plant looks like a giant cartoon panda

This Chinese solar plant looks like a giant cartoon panda

Vast solar plants are becoming increasingly common around the world, but most of them aren't anything you'd go out of your way to see. The big exception is a new solar plant in China that was built in the shape of a giant cartoon panda. Anyone flying above the region in Datong, China, will be greeted with the sight of a happy panda smiling up at the sky; soon enough a second solar plant in the shape of another panda will be joining it.

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Alphabet X spin-off Dandelion sucks energy from your yard

Alphabet X spin-off Dandelion sucks energy from your yard

This week the company known as Dandelion spun off from Alphabet's X group. For those readers not familiar with Alphabet, it's essentially Google's overarching catch-all company (which also catches Google). Dandelion was once part of Alphabet as a startup company - now they're on their own with a cool $2-million in seed round investment to "kick-off its sales and operations."

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Antarctica ice shelf is about to break free: here’s what the iceberg will look like

Antarctica ice shelf is about to break free: here’s what the iceberg will look like

Researchers and the public alike have been watching Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf since its massive cracking episode back in January. In the months since the start of the year, we've seen instances where the ice shelf has experienced extensive growth of the fissure that threatens to break it off entirely. According to the latest report from the European Space Agency, the ice shelf is now being held in place by only 3 miles of ice, meaning it could break away at any moment.

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Deep-sea mining may cause ‘irrevocable’ biodiversity loss

Deep-sea mining may cause ‘irrevocable’ biodiversity loss

A letter from experts newly published in Nature Geoscience warns that deep-sea mining missions may cause biodiversity loss that is 'irrevocable.' The loss of biodiversity in these regions is 'unavoidable,' according to the letter, and is something that must be taken into account when such missions take place. The effects of how the environment will respond to deep-sea mining is still a 'tremendous uncertainty,' according to one expert, underscoring the need for mining practices to include protection measures.

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Antartica’s Larsen C ice rift grew 17 miles in a single week

Antartica’s Larsen C ice rift grew 17 miles in a single week

Remember the massive ice rift in Antarctica that grew more than 6 miles this past January? That news was shocking, but now pales in comparison to the latest update: the rift grew another 17 miles last month, with the entire change happening in a single week. According to Project MIDAS, the Larsen C Ice Shelf is now being held in place by only 8 miles of ice; the calving of this chunk of ice is expected to happen any day now.

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