The boiling crisis and how to avoid it
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The boiling crisis and how to avoid it

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although it is rare for a preteen to be fascinated by thermodynamics, those who are enthralled with the subject may
Japan Is Digging an Undersea Tunnel To Dump Fukushima’s Radioactive Water
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Japan Is Digging an Undersea Tunnel To Dump Fukushima’s Radioactive Water

This is done to ensure that the contaminated water does not reach fishing hotspots. 30-Year Flush Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO), in
In a first, scientists capture a 'quantum tug' between neighboring water molecules
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In a first, scientists capture a 'quantum tug' between neighboring water molecules

The first direct observation of atomic movement in liquid water molecules has been made by researchers using laser light. These results could explain
Podcast: The Tank
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Podcast: The Tank

Subscribe to Stitcher, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. This episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast features a visit to an industrial water tank that has
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SpaceX's president says liquid oxygen shortages are making it harder to launch rockets — and that people should email her if they have any spare

Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, stated that the company had run out liquid oxygen for rocket launches. Hospitals can also use liquid oxygen to
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Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine

The UN estimates that at least half a million children below five years old are at risk of becoming acutely malnourished. According to the United
Study: Drinking Water Prevents Heart Failure
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Study: Drinking Water Prevents Heart Failure

New research shows that drinking more water can help prevent heart disease. According to research presented Tuesday at the European Society of
Manatees Are Starving en Masse as Florida’s Ecosystem Crumbles
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Manatees Are Starving en Masse as Florida’s Ecosystem Crumbles

"They have been eating from the inside to keep alive, because there isn't food." Mass Casualties Florida's fragile ecosystems are crumbling under the
Tony Hawk's Blood Infused into Skateboards Sold by Water Brand 'Liquid Death'
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Tony Hawk's Blood Infused into Skateboards Sold by Water Brand 'Liquid Death'

Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images We won't sugarcoat it: It is quite a bizarre one. Tony Hawk and Liquid Death Mountain Water teamed
Bringing order to chaotic bubbles can make mining more sustainable
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Bringing order to chaotic bubbles can make mining more sustainable

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Columbia Engineering researchers have discovered a new way to control bubble motion. This could one day allow us to