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  1. Chemistry

    Simple process destroys toxic and widespread ‘forever’ pollutants

    Ultraviolet light, sulfite and iodide break down these PFAS molecules faster and more thoroughly than other methods.

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  2. Climate

    Uplifting Antarctic shores point to accelerating loss of glaciers

    It appears the Pine Island and “Doomsday” Thwaites glaciers are losing ice — and shrinking faster — than at any time in the past 5,500 years.

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  3. Animals

    Some Greenland polar bears are surviving with very little sea ice

    The ‘glacial mélange’ on which they’ve come to rely — a mix of ice, snow and slush — could be a temporary refuge for some polar bears.

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  4. Materials Science

    Let’s learn about diamond

    Diamond is born under extreme heat and pressure inside Earth and elsewhere in the universe.

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  5. Earth

    Scientists Say: Fault

    A fault is a crack in Earth’s crust where pieces of rock scrape past each other.

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  6. Earth

    Tiny gemstones show when Earth’s crust first started moving

    Chemical hints observed in zircons suggest when the important process of plate tectonics first took off.

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  7. Fossils

    Cool Jobs: Bringing paleontology to the people

    From museums to movies, these three paleontologists totally rock their connections with the public.

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  8. Climate

    Coastal cities around the world are sinking, satellite data show

    Of 99 coastal cities studied, nearly one-third are sinking. This leaves coastal communities increasingly vulnerable to rising seas.

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  9. Physics

    A new clock shows how gravity warps time — even over tiny distances

    This clock measured how gravity changes the passage of time in different places — even spots just one millimeter apart.

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