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Thousands of migrants rescued at sea: Nearly 3,700 migrants are rescued in several operations in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
Baltimore lifts overnight curfew: Baltimore lifts an overnight curfew imposed this week, after riots sparked by the death of a black man in police custody.
Families pay visit to new princess: The Prince of Wales and other close relatives visit Kensington Palace to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new baby daughter.
Nepal airport bans larger planes: Nepal's only international airport restricts larger aircraft because of concerns over its runway, as the post-earthquake aid effort continues.

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Mike Duffy trial: Following the trail of cheques: Duffy Trial 20150427

Mike Duffy's friend Gerald Donohue doled out 31 cheques totalling $33,028.68 to 14 individuals or companies. That money came from Senate research contracts awarded to Donohue worth nearly $65,000 - and, so far, witnesses, court exhibits and RCMP documents have yet to make clear what happened to the rest of that money.


Dementia villages: Is getting patients to believe a false reality OK?: Hogewey

A Dutch village lives in what seems like The Truman Show. Few residents realize it's a care home for people with severe dementia. Similar facilities are springing up around the world. But, some are concerned these dementia villages are tricking patients into believing a false reality.


'Super excited' Edmonton family on 4-month canoe trip to new Montreal home: family-canoe-edmonton

Moving to another city is always an ordeal, but one Edmonton family has turned it into an adventure, setting off by canoe with their young son to get to their new home in Montreal.



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Dot Earth Blog: Amid Katmandu’s Earthquake Wreckage, Hints of a Shift to Safer Construction: Amid the carnage and wreckage in Katmandu, earthquake engineers see subtle signs that the country’s builders are shifting to safer practices





Commonly Used Chemicals Come Under New Scrutiny: A class of chemicals that replaced an older group found to be harmful to health is now drawing criticism for the same reason





Cleveland Indians Have Home-Field Advantage on Recycling: Progressive Field’s concessions adopt a system that converts food waste to energy Dot Earth Blog: Dire Prospects Seen When the Full Nepal Earthquake Death Toll is Tallied: A seasoned seismologist says Nepal is making a mistake by not acknowledging the scope of projected losses from Saturday’s major earthquake





Tesla Ventures Into Solar Power Storage for Home and Business: Tesla Motors says it is making a foray into the challenge of how to use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining, with a fleet of battery systems for homeowners, businesses and utilities







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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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