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Known Unknowns
Known Unknowns
Antarctica Isn’t Melting as Fast as We Thought

A new study says Antarctic ice melting projections were off by as much as an order of magnitude.

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NASA Launches Carbon-Monitoring Satellite

A new NASA satellite will take a closer look at our planet’s carbon emissions. This will deepen our understanding, but it also reminds us how little we know about earth’s climate.

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Millennials, the ACA, and the Vortex of Ignorance

Two recent polls paint widely varying pictures about whether Gen Yers are likely to sign up for insurance, showing the dangers of expressing confidence about expected public action based on surveys, especially in a system as complex as US health care.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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