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Mystery of West's Mammoth Ancient Lakes Solved

Study: Lower evaporation rates led to far larger lakes

(Newser) - During the period known as the Last Glacial Maximum some 21,000 years ago, mammoth lakes spread out across large swaths of the West, and scientists have long wondered why the now-dry lakes used to be so big. Mystery solved: A new study finds that the reason has nothing to... More »

At London Bar, Patrons Breathe Their Liquor

Experimental pub cautions patrons to 'breathe responsibly'

(Newser) - Two British entrepreneurs have opened a truly innovative bar—where alcohol is inhaled rather than drunk, ABC News reports. London’s Alcoholic Architecture fills a room with gin and tonic vapor, which patrons covered in protective suits breathe in for around $7 an hour. "We're reinventing the gin and... More »

Lake Mead May Vanish by 2021

Hoover Dam's vital source of water and power under threat

(Newser) - Lake Mead, the giant man-made lake behind the Hoover Dam and a major source of water for millions of people, is rapidly drying up, reports Live Science. A new study predicts a  50% chance the lake will be too low to produce hydroelectric power by 2017, and a 50% chance... More »

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