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Manchester attack: Police hunt 'network' behind bomber: A seventh person is arrested in the UK over the arena attack, as pictures emerge appearing to show the bomber's detonator and backpack.
Trump in Brussels for 'tough' Nato talks amid protests: The US president has previously criticised Nato members for not meeting spending targets.
The pizza shop feeding the homeless one slice at a time: In this Philadelphia pizza shop, customers can pay $1 to purchase pizza slices for homeless patrons.
Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes: Around 35,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Brasilia angry at alleged corruption.

B.C. Liberals fall short of majority following final vote count: Courtenay Comox Ronna-Rae Leonard and Jim Benninger

The final count of the 2017 B.C. election has concluded, and the result leaves the uncertainty the same as it was on election night.

'She should have been safe': Family searching for answers after woman dies in Windsor, Ont. jail: Delilah Blair

Delilah Blair is the first woman to die at South West Detention Centre since it opened in 2014. Her family is wondering why corrections staff couldn't keep her safe and is asking for help to get her home.

Uncertain outlook keeps Bank of Canada firmly on sidelines for now: BoC Economy 20170412

The Bank of Canada keeps its benchmark interest rate steady , but signals that could change once the weak U.S. economy starts to rebound as expected through the latter part of the year.

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Trilobites: How Whales Became the Biggest Animals on the Planet: Species like the blue whale became so big only in the past 4.5 million years, a result of changes to the food supply in the oceans, scientists say.

Trilobites: The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance: Flamingos don’t appear to need to flex their muscles to maintain their classic one-legged posture, a new study suggests.

ScienceTake: How Demands of Female Birds Changed the DNA of a Species: Researchers found the minimal changes in DNA that have produced nine different species of southern capuchino seedeaters.

Matter: In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence: The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are also greatly important.

Inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a safeguard of the world’s most important crops, flooded after permafrost surrounding the entrance thawed in Norway. Look inside in 360 degrees.

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Computer model provides a new portrait of carbon dioxide
By Patrick Lynch

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

This is gorgeous… and strangely soothing.

For more mesmerizing climate models, watch Gavin Schmidt’s talk about climate change patterns»

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