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Hong Kong protests: Armed mob storms Yuen Long station: A mob attacks travellers at a Hong Kong train station, injuring 36, after another weekend of protests.
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This New Liquid Is Magnetic, and Mesmerizing: Scientists have created “soft” magnets that can flow and change shape, and that could be a boon to medicine and robotics.

Hawaiian Elders Protesting Telescope Construction Are Arrested: When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition.

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Computer model provides a new portrait of carbon dioxide
By Patrick Lynch

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

This is gorgeous… and strangely soothing.

For more mesmerizing climate models, watch Gavin Schmidt’s talk about climate change patterns»

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