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Planets, Planets Everywhere

The European Southern Observatory made major headlines with their discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting our nearest neighboring star. On Dynamics of Cats, Steinn Sigurðsson writes: “ESO researchers, using the radial velocity variability technique, have detected a quite robust signature of a planet with a mass of 1.3 Earth masses, or more, in a 11…

Severe Droughts vs. Earth Day

On Significant Figures, Peter Gleick explains that growing populations worldwide have exerted peak pressures on water supplies, leaving entire regions more vulnerable to natural variations in rainfall. In turn, global warming has made these natural variations more extreme. One such variation is El Niño, when “droughts are typically more widespread and severe.” Dr. Gleick reports…

Catching Up on Homepage News

I have been remiss in not posting articles from the homepage here on Page 3.14…so to catch up, here’s four at once. No Beauty Without Water On World Water Day, think of the water cycle that defines this planet. On The Pump Handle, Liz Borkowski writes “rivers often flow through multiple countries, and actions by…