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U.S. Volvo Sales Situation Getting Uglier As New XC90 Is Readied

We’re still a few months away from seeing the first new XC90s at Volvo dealers in North America and many more months away from discovering whether it can rescue the brand’s fortunes on this side of the Atlantic. Like an overdue baby who doesn’t want to leave his mother’s womb for this cruel, cold, callous […] The post U.S. Show More Summary

Navigating the Storm That Is Multiple Sclerosis

It’s the time of the year here in West Kerry of the cyclonic winter storms. That means that the cold, wet winds with change direction from all points of the compass as weather systems move over our part of the North Atlantic. Two years in and we are still living sans automobile, relying on foot [...]

Activists Want To Use Balloons To Airlift The Interview Into North Korea

Last year, an Atlantic article introduced us to an activist group run by a former North Korean who now uses balloons to airlift information and technology into into the tightly-controlled country. Now, its members want to use their balloons to tote in copies of The Interview, Sony’s beleaguered comedy about Kim Jong-un. More »      

Activists Want To Use Balloons To Airlift The Interview Into North Korea

Last year, an Atlantic article introduced us to an activist group run by a North Korean escapee who uses balloons to information into North Korea. Now, its members want to use their balloons to tote in copies of The Interview, Sony's beleaguered comedy about Kim Jong Un. Read more...

North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened, reveals new research

The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals - 1,000 years in advance - that the last Ice Age was going to end, scientists report today in the journal Paleoceanography. Scientists had previously known that...Show More Summary

Siberia’s Whale Bone Alley: Stonehenge’s Eerie Russian Cousin

So, imagine this, if you will… You’re a deck hand on a North Atlantic fishing boat.  You’ve been at sea for a couple months, you’re tired, you’re cold, and you think the rest of the crew might be planning to eat you if the food stores run...

Projected pH reductions by 2100 might put deep North Atlantic biodiversity at risk (update)

This study aims to evaluate the potential for impacts of ocean acidification on North Atlantic deep-sea ecosystems in response to IPCC AR5 Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs). Deep-sea biota is likely highly vulnerable to changes in seawater chemistry and sensitive to moderate excursions in pH. Here we show, from seven fully coupled Earth system models, that […]

What Is a "Weather Bomb?" The Vane Explains

A major storm in the North Atlantic caused extreme winds and monster waves in the United Kingdom on Wednesday. Scotland's mountainous St. Kilda Island even recorded a 144 MPH wind gust during the height of the storm. People are breathlessly calling this a "weather bomb." What exactly is a weather bomb, anyway? Read more...

In pictures, massive waves associated with weather 'bomb' batter UK, Ireland

A massive storm churned the waters of the North Atlantic on Tuesday and Wednesday. From Greenland to the shores of Norway, the storm had a huge reach, and its large hurricane-force wind field drove waves higher than 70 feet into theShow More Summary

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies: CFPs and Fellowships

Sonia Hazard The McNeil Center is a community of researchers engaged in the study of the histories and cultures (and religions!) of North America in the larger Atlantic world, before 1850. Based at the University of Pennsylvania, the...Show More Summary

UK braces for hurricane-force winds and massive waves as storm nears

The UK, Ireland and the nations of Scandinavia are in for some extremely stormy weather over the next few days, as a massive storm spanning the entirety of the North Atlantic sweeps eastward. Viewed from space, the storm looks like a...Show More Summary

Sprawling storm set to explode in North Atlantic, lashing northern Europe

The North Atlantic is not exactly known as a tranquil part of the world during the winter months. Strong storms often roil these ocean waters, spawning towering waves that send fishing boats to the depths of the sea, and batter coastal...Show More Summary

Genetics show Viking women colonized new lands, too

Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ancient Viking DNA. Maternal DNA from ancient Norsemen closely matches that of modern-day people in the North Atlantic isles, particularly...Show More Summary

This new frog species coughs instead of croaks

The recently discovered Atlantic Coast leopard frog, a.k.a. the Rana kauffeldi, has been spotted everywhere from Connecticut to North Carolina. The new species has one particularly distinctive feature: It emits coughs instead of croaks. Show More Summary

This new frog species coughs rather than croaking

The Atlantic Coast leopard frog, a.k.a. the Rana kauffeldi, was recently discovered on the Atlantic Coast, spotted everywhere from Connecticut to North Carolina. The new species has one particularly distinctive feature: It coughs instead of croaking. Show More Summary

Frying Pan Tower in Southport, North Carolina

Built to replace a permanently-manned "lightship" on the edge of the treacherous "Graveyard of the Atlantic," Frying Pan Tower was a unique lighthouse that was built like an oil rig before being left to rust in the middle of the ocean. Show More Summary

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