Bill Nye just congratulated a climate denier on his new position as NASA chief

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On Thursday, the US Senate narrowly confirmed President Trump’s controversial nominee for NASA administrator, Representative Jim Bridenstine. Bill Nye was one of the first to congratulate Bridenstine on his new appointment.   Congratulations to Mr. Bridenstine on his confirmation as NASA Administrator. We look forward to working with him to explore space, advance space science,
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Secretary Zinke thinks he’s a geologist despite never working as one

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US Secretary of the Interior Department Ryan Zinke has claimed on multiple occasions that he is a geologist, despite the fact he has never worked as one. Last week, Zinke used his “scientific expertise” to defend the shrinking of Bear Ears national monument after emails revealed that the decision was based on oil exploration.  
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Intense ocean currents could be created by ridiculously tiny marine ‘insects’

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In chaos theory, they say the infinitesimal flapping of a butterfly’s wings can hypothetically cascade into a fierce tornado. Now, scientists have demonstrated how some of the smallest creatures in the ocean could have the same outsized impact under the waves – with swarms of marine organisms inadvertently producing powerful currents that mix and churn
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The world’s loudest sound caused shock waves 10,000 times that of a hydrogen bomb

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On 27 August 1883, Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history. Emanating from the island of Krakatoa, which sits between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia, the sound could be heard clearly almost 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) away and by people across 50 different geological locations around the world.   According to
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An amateur solved a 60-year-old maths problem about colours that can never touch

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Amateur mathematician Aubrey de Grey has stunned the maths world by making the first significant progress in decades towards solving a longstanding riddle – one that’s perplexed mathematical thinkers for over 60 years.   The riddle, called the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, is basically all about untouchable colours, and how many of them – or, rather, how
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This confronting chart says you’ll likely be killed by something you’re not worried about

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We’re all going to die one day, but if you think terrorism is going to be the cause, well… you might have been reading too many news reports. There seems to be a vast gap between the most common causes of death in the US, and the causes of death we hear the most about.
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Scientists are getting closer to the most accurate clock ever, and they’re using thorium

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Experiments with the metal thorium have revealed a strange quirk that could be used in a totally new class of atomic clock, paving the way to a more precise timekeeping method than we’ve ever had before.   Right now, the kinds of high-precision clocks we use to coordinate global positioning satellites are based on striking an electron
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The Great Barrier Reef has been forever damaged due to massive coral deaths, study shows

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In 2016 the Great Barrier Reef suffered unprecedented mass coral bleaching – part of a global bleaching event that dwarfed its predecessors in 1998 and 2002. This was followed by another mass bleaching the following year.   This was the first case of back-to-back mass bleaching events on the reef. The result was a 30
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