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Study reveals East Antarctic ice’s vulnerability to ocean heat

Study reveals East Antarctic ice’s vulnerability to ocean heat

Harsh winds and chilly ocean currents have cut off East Antarctica from the rest of the world, and its massive stores of ice have mostly remained intact. But, researchers have discovered major melting that could foretell a less stable future for the region.

Last year, a team of Australian researchers found a channel of warm water nearly 10 kilometers wide and 1 kilometer deep in front of the massive Totten Glacier, causing it to unprecedentedly melt.

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Researchers analyze diamond chunks to better understand deep Earth

Researchers analyze diamond chunks to better understand deep Earth

In a bid to better understand the extreme depths of Earth, a diamond geologist and colleagues at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) cracked open and analyzed tiny chunks and scraps leftover from some of the world’s biggest diamonds.

The researchers led by diamond geologist Evan Smith got the GIA to acquire eight fingernail-sized chunks of those big, expensive diamonds. The chunks were leftover from big diamonds when the rough diamonds were cut into glistening jewels.

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Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old ‘lost city’ in Greece

Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old ‘lost city’ in Greece

An international team of Archaeologists has announced the discovery of a mysterious ‘lost city’ in Greece, potentially opening gates to the region’s history.

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17% of American adults take psychiatric drugs: study

17% of American adults take psychiatric drugs: study

One in six American adults has to take a psychiatric medication to cope with conditions like anxiety, depression and insomnia, according to a new study.

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