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Grim tidings from science on climate change

Grim tidings from science on climate changeScientists monitoring the Earth’s climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news this year, adding a sense of urgency to UN talks starting Sunday in Poland on how best to draw down the greenhouse gases that drive global warming. The 2015 Paris Agreement calls on humanity to block the rise in Earth’s temperature at “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) compared to preindustrial levels, and 1.5C if possible. Earth’s average surface temperature from January to October 2018 was one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the 1850-1900 baseline.



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A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspect

A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspectA 56-year-old Florida man was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Experts had predicted that forensic evidence left behind by the bomb maker would help law enforcement track down a suspect. Here are some of the issues involved:



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GOP Senators Accuse National Science Foundation Of Funding Climate 'Propaganda'

GOP Senators Accuse National Science Foundation Of Funding Climate 'Propaganda'Four Republican senators this week demanded an investigation of the National



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Indiana shooting: Noblesville school science teacher one of victims in hospital after shots fired

Indiana shooting: Noblesville school science teacher one of victims in hospital after shots firedThe teacher wounded in the Indiana school shooting this morning has been identified as Jason Seaman. The seventh-grade science educator has been at Noblesville West Middle School for four years and was administering a test to students when the suspected shooter entered the classroom and opened fire. Ms Seaman added: “please pray for the student that was also shot”.



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Science explains ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ debate

Science explains ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ debateAfter a debate about whether people could hear “Yanny” or “Laurel” in a now-viral video, experts say the result depends on audio frequency.



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AP FACT CHECK: Science contradicts EPA warming memo

AP FACT CHECK: Science contradicts EPA warming memoWASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientists say an internal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memo on how officials should talk to the public about global warming doesn't reflect reality.



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Science teacher 'feeds puppy to turtle' in front of students

Science teacher 'feeds puppy to turtle' in front of studentsA science teacher is under investigation after reportedly feeding a puppy to a turtle. Robert Crosland, of Preston Junior High School in Idaho, fed the snapper turtle in front of students after classes had ended for the day, according to local media. Marc Gee, superintendent for the local school district, said in a statement his team was aware of a “regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens” last week.



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California science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry

California science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcrySACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff.



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Trump Just Used Normal Winter Weather To Undermine The Science Behind Climate Change

Trump Just Used Normal Winter Weather To Undermine The Science Behind Climate ChangePresident Donald Trump used forecasts for what could be record-breaking cold weather over New Year’s Eve to push a widely disproven talking point denying climate change.



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Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge In

Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge InA 22-year-old science teacher from Oklahoma was charged with rape after sheriff’s deputies barged in on a tryst she had allegedly set up with a teenage student.



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