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New Radiation Belt Found Around Earth

NASA has just discovered a protective radiation field around the earth the Van Allen radiation belts. It’s named after the twin Van Allen space probes than made the find. in 1958.

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Adam Berry, Getty Images

California Cities Thinking of Placing Climate-Change Warning On Gas Pumps

You've seen warnings on the side of cigarette packs, warnings of the effects of alcohol on beer bottles, but this could be taking political correctness too far.

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Handout, Getty Images

Pollution May Be The Key To Life On Other Planets

A new study about life on other planets suggests pollution may be the key in finding alien civilizations. This would be a new approach to finding extraterrestrial life by studying the atmospheres of planets.

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Ian Waldie, Getty Images

Chimps Are Just Plain Mean

It has been thought that interaction with humans contributed to chimpanzees have a mean streak in them. A new study refutes that claim saying chimps are natural born killers and have a mean streak born in them.

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Three Lions, Getty Images

Mysterious Crater in Siberia

In a remote section of Siberia, a giant crater was found and no one knows how it got there. An oil and gas industry helicopter was flying over the area when they spotter the crater and hovered over the giant hole stating in was big enough for the helicopter to fly in.

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Brian Lawrence, Getty Images

Terrific Maine Foliage Season

It looks like it is going to be a terrific fall foliage season in Maine this year. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says conditions in the northernmost part of Maine are prime for very low leaf drop and subtle color changes.

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Marco Luzzani, Getty Images
Marco Luzzani, Getty Images

Its O.K. to Pee in Ocean

Something people have been doing for years just got conformation from the American Chemical Society, its O.K. to pee in the ocean! They point out that urine is 95% water and whatever else is in it doesn’t pose a threat to ocean life.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

2014 Second Rainiest Summer in Maine

A lot of people have been saying they think the summer of 2014 has been one of the rainiest summers in Maine. In Aroostook County it has been the second rainiest summer on record. Since June 1st the rain has been above average.

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Phil Inglis, Getty Images
Phil Inglis, Getty Images

Summer of 2014 Coolest on Record So Far

I’m sure you have noticed, the summer of 2014 has been the coolest summer on record. Here in Maine we have not seen many days in the 90’s like most summers, it seems the mid 70’s has been the norm. In most of the United States temps have rarely broken the 90 degree mark.

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Michael Smith, Getty Images

Road Melts at Yellowstone National Park

Things are heating up at Yellowstone National Park in two ways. Above normal temperatures above ground with the combination of underground heat from the parks super volcano, have combined to melt a road.

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