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NASA Releases Stunning New 'Night Lights'

Agency plans to publish composite images more often

(Newser) - What can change in a night? NASA intends to find out, at least in so far as detailed images of light patterns can tell us, reports . For nearly three decades, so-called "night lights" compiled from satellite images have provided us with evening views of our planet—and...

Snoop Dogg Is Hosting a Nature Show

Gin and moose?

(Newser) - Once again proving its capacity to wield its power for good as well as evil, the Internet is now directly responsible for a new series of nature videos narrated by Snoop Dogg. The rapper honed his nature-narrating skills on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a recurring bit called Plizzanet Earth , CNN...

Humans Push Earth Past 4 of 9 Danger Zones

Team of researchers sounds a warning

(Newser) - Be warned humans, five more strikes and you might be looking for a new planet to call home. A team of scientists that once laid out nine "planetary boundaries" that should not be crossed says humans have managed to cross four of them already, reports Reuters . The bad grades...

2012 Solar Blast Nearly Sent Earth to Stone Age

We almost lost electricity, GPS, running water, at least for a while

(Newser) - Imagine life without electricity or running water, and you'll understand what nearly befell our planet two years ago. Scientists say that on July 23, 2012, the sun belched its biggest solar flare in more than 150 years and barely missed us, CBS News reports. A week earlier and the...

Earth at Night: Satellite Sends Awesome Images

NASA's Suomi craft captures composite images

(Newser) - NASA has released new composite images of the Earth at night, courtesy of a satellite launched last year, reports the BBC . The Suomi satellite's main goal is to gather meteorological data, and it's specially equipped to view the planet, complete with city lights, at night, notes AP .

$4B Crunch Threatens BBC Jobs

(Newser) - A massive funding shortfall at the British Broadcasting Corporation could trigger unprecedented job cuts, reports the Independent. As many as 2,800 people—about 12% of the BBC's labor force—could lose their jobs. Officials at the BBC, which is financed by a $270 license fee paid by viewers, project...

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