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How we solved the mystery of Libyan desert glass

In the remote desert of western Egypt, near the Libyan border, lie clues to an ancient cosmic cataclysm. Libyan desert glass is the name given to fragments of canary-yellow glass found scattered over hundreds of kilometres, between giant shifting sand dunes. Interest in Libyan desert glass goes back more than 3,000 years.

Nov 25, 2020 by Aaron J. Cavosie - The Conversation
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Physicists Have Identified a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an incredibly useful property that defies our current understanding of how conductors work. The metal, found in 2017, contradicts something called the Wiedemann-Franz Law, which basically states that good conductors of electricity will also be proportionally good conductors of heat, which is why things like motors and appliances get so hot when you use them regularly.

Dec 01, 2019 by Fiona MacDonald via ScienceAlert
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A giant heat dome over Alaska is set to threaten all-time temperature records

July 3 at 3:47 PM All-time heat records are at risk in Alaska in coming days as a massive and abnormally intense area of high pressure locks in and strengthens over the region. This heat dome is expected to produce temperatures near and above the highest values ever recorded for multiple days, particularly in southern parts of the state.

Jul 04, 2019 by Ian Livingston via WaPo
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