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Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya: About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.
Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence: The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83: US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial: Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff defends her record before the impeachment trial in the Senate and says accusations are "pretexts" for a "coup".

Massive cruise ship brings new era of Arctic tourism to Cambridge Bay: Crystal Serenity at Cambridge Bay

The Crystal Serenity arrived at the hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, on Monday morning, the latest stop for the massive cruise ship as it makes its way through the fabled but dangerous Northwest Passage.

Trudeau turns to highly censored social media during visit to China: internet-cellphone

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is well-known for his use of social media in Canada, but what will he do in China, where social media services are heavily monitored and censored?

Canadian wrestler given 4-year ban for doping violation: COM Games Canada 20140731

A Canadian wrestler who won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games has been given a four-year ban after testing positive for meldonium.

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Japan’s ‘Hail Mary’ at Fukushima Daiichi: An Underground Ice Wall: The project is designed to keep water out of the damaged reactor buildings at the nuclear power plant, and radioactive water from reaching the Pacific. Critics say it may not work.

Like Tens of Millions of Matchsticks, California’s Dead Trees Stand Ready to Burn: A complex convergence of factors — the drought, bark beetles, a pathogen spreading sudden oak death, and human failings — has devastated huge, breathtaking forest areas.

Matter: A 3.2 Million-Year-Old Mystery: Did Lucy Fall From a Tree?: A team of scientists recently concluded that Lucy, a hominid whose skeleton was discovered in 1974, died from a long fall — but their study has divided experts.

Take a Number: Stuck in Traffic, Polluting the Inside of Our Cars: According to a study, pollution levels in vehicles at red lights or in traffic jams are up to 40 percent higher than when traffic is moving.

ScienceTake: New Form of Fire, Inspired by Bourbon, Might Help With Oil Spills: Scientists turned a fire whirl, sometimes called a firenado, into a new form — a blue whirl — that burns clean and soot-free.

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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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