24 Sep '14, 2pm

A Tale of Two Poles #NASA

A Tale of Two Poles #NASA

Arctic sea ice continued its long-term decline in 2014, as the ice reached its annual minimum extent on September 17. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Arctic sea ice covered just 5.02 million square kilometers (1.94 million square miles) this summer, an extent similar to 2013 and well below the 1981–2010 average of 6.22 million square kilometers (2.40 million square miles). The 2014 sea ice extent was the sixth lowest recorded in the modern satellite era. The summer started off as a relatively cool one, and lacked the big storms or persistent winds that can break up ice and increase melting, said Walter Meier, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. “Even with a relatively cool year, the ice is so much thinner than it used to be,” Meier said. “It's more susceptible to melting.” The Northwest Passage remained ice-bound this sum...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84418&s...

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The Two Toned Vamp by Foster & Son

The Two Toned Vamp by Foster & Son

theshoesnobblog.com 23 Sep '14, 2pm

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Two Words That Explain the Price Movements of Bitcoin

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coindesk.com 24 Sep '14, 2pm

The price of bitcoin increased yesterday following the news that PayPal would integrate the digital currency into its serv...

Two new @nikegolf drivers hit the @USGA Conforming Club List

Two new @nikegolf drivers hit the @USGA Conform...

golfwrx.com 23 Sep '14, 9pm

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Ripple signs first two U.S. banks to bitcoin-inspired payments network via @WSJMoneyBeat

Ripple signs first two U.S. banks to bitcoin-in...

blogs.wsj.com 24 Sep '14, 1pm

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Rescue, rehab & release! Exclusive #DolphinTale...

nwf.org 27 Sep '14, 1am

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Dust and Clouds Dance Over the Sahara #NASA

Dust and Clouds Dance Over the Sahara #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Sep '14, 2pm

More dust blows out of the Sahara Desert and into the atmosphere than from any other desert in the world, and more than ha...