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12 January 2011

NASA/NOAA: 2010 tied with 2005 as warmest year on record. (updated)

It’s now official. In spite of the moderately strong La Nina in the Pacific, 2010 was tied for the hottest year on record. If you just look at the Northern Hemisphere, it WAS the hottest on record. The temp. anomalies from NOAA are below. So, was it the hottest year in the last 1000 years?  Answering that question is a bit more difficult, but the expert on that question is …

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How Nuclear Weapon Treaties Led To The Discovery That Thunderstorms Produce Antimatter!

NASA released a really cool piece of science this week. The story starts with the nuclear arms reduction treaties signed in the 1960’s between the U.S. and Russia. This was back in the middle of the cold war, and neither side trusted the other. Probably for good reason. So how could we be sure the Russians were not testing nuclear weapons without us knowing about it? Easy. Nuclear fission produces …

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