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is the earth’s core really about to stop spinning? absolutely not.
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is the earth’s core really about to stop spinning? absolutely not.

According to the news, our planet’s core has stopped spinning and will soon reverse. What’s really happening is a lot less exciting, but still pretty neat.

oddball earth: why our planet really is different
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oddball earth: why our planet really is different

Looking for worlds around other stars shows us just how weird and unusual our planet really is in the grand scheme of things.

why the world’s tallest mountains might be hundreds of miles under our feet
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why the world’s tallest mountains might be hundreds of miles under our feet

Determining the tallest mountains on Earth seems like a fairly straightforward task, but it actually depends on which mountains you measure and how you measure them...

to find aliens, we need to know when and why life began on earth
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to find aliens, we need to know when and why life began on earth

Knowing how life started right here at home can tell us how likely it is to sprout on another world.

earth is growing, proclaims amateur geologist
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earth is growing, proclaims amateur geologist

Apparently middle aged planets also gain mass around their equators according to an amateur geologist very passionate about his epiphany.

when a few million years don’t mean much…
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when a few million years don’t mean much…

Scientists issue a correction to the age of the Earth. What does this mean? Pretty much nothing...

jupiter takes another one for the team?
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jupiter takes another one for the team?

Jupiter may have once again saved us from an asteroid impact. But next time, it might steer one our way...

hey, where is our atmosphere going?
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hey, where is our atmosphere going?

Don't panic, but despite a thick atmosphere with a large magnetic field, the Earth is losing a lot more gasses to the solar wind than we think it should...