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Arctic amplification: Why Greenland’s ice is quickly melting

During summer 2015, Greenland experienced its highest rate of glacier melt. A new study, published on June 9 in “Nature Communications,” shows the record-high melt is linked to the anticipated effects of a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification. Arctic amplification refers to the faster warming of the Arctic compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere as sea ice disappears. It is fueled by a feedback loop: rising global temperatures are melting Arctic sea ice, leaving dark open water that absorbs more solar radiation, and that warms the Arctic even more. Don’t forget to share this video!


Growing Portraits with Grass | That’s Amazing

Grass is something that most of us take for granted. We walk all over it, we lay on it and sometimes mow it down. Few appreciate grass the way Dan Harvey and Heather Ackroyd do. And yet their art can stop you in your tracks. By manipulating the natural processes that fuel life itself, these British artists blur the line between science, nature and art, all while drawing attention to climate change. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.


Watch This Video and You’ll Never Look at Crows the Same Way Again

We all know that crows are smarter than the average bird, but will 007 be able to solve the complex puzzle and retrieve his reward? This crow is amazingly clever! Watch as he undergoes a series of tasks that gets more complicated with every step. This video will leave you fascinated by crows, and you’ll never look at a bird the same way again. If you like this video, share it on Facebook and twitter.

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These Robots Drill Through Ice In The Hunt For Life In Other Planets

Explorer and engineer Bill Stone has been steadfast in his desire to travel to space since he watched the first astronauts land on the moon as a boy. Today, he’s closer than ever to launching his own inventions—advanced unmanned robots called “Cryobots”— into space to understand whether life exists beyond our planet. With help from NASA, his team is testing these bots in the most remote corners of our planet in order to one day collect data from space that could turn science fiction into reality. If you like this post, share it on facebook and twitter.