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Tropical Storm "Erika" brings deadly flooding to the island of Dominica, residents of Florida on stand-by

Tropical Storm "Erika" hit the Leeward Islands, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, on August 27, 2015. Catastrophic flooding and mudslides claimed numerous lives and devastated infrastructure on the island of Dominica. In the next two days Erika will appro

August 28, 2015

A new discovery: The innermost electrons of the metal osmium interacted with each other under extremely high pressure

An international team of scientists has observed a previously unknown phenomena: in the conditions of extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in the atomic nuclei of the metal osmium have interacted with each other.It has been long known that the propertied

August 28, 2015

Extraordrinary mineral diversity on Earth unique in cosmos

A new research, led by Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Science showed that there are over 1 500 minerals left undiscovered on the planet Earth. This implies our planet is unique in cosmos in terms of mineral diversity, Carnegie Science reported on August 26, 2015.Minerals

August 28, 2015

Geomagnetic storming expected to continue over the next two days

Geomagnetic storm reaching G2-Moderate levels has been observed on August 27, 2015, mostly due to effects of August 22 CME that arrived late on August 25. This activity is expected to slightly wane throughout the day, but active levels are again expected later in the da

August 27, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: August 19 - 25, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from August 19 - 25, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 17 volcanoes. ​New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Nevado del Ruiz,

August 27, 2015

Tsunami waves in the Mediterranean Sea: Computer simulation to help identify high risk areas

European scientists have simulated the impact of earthquake generated tsunamis across the Eastern Mediterranean area. The research showed how the tsunami waves could hit and flood coastal regions of southern Italy and Greece, which could help to identify the high risk a

August 27, 2015

Long duration M2.9 solar flare erupts from Region 2403

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M2.9 at its peak time erupted from Region 2403 on August 27, 2015. This was a long duration flare; the event started at 04:48, peaked at 05:44 and ended at 06:03 UTC.There were no associated radio signatures that would suggest a

August 27, 2015

Heavy flooding in North Korea left 40 people dead, 11 000 displaced

40 people died and over 11 000 were displaced from their homes, after heavy rainfall triggered strong flash floods across the North Korea, in the period between August 22 and August 24, 2015. The total death toll for August floods has now risen to 61, according to the U

August 27, 2015

Heavy rains, floods and a mini tornado batter New South Wales, Australia

Heavy rainfall affected the state of New South Wales in southeastern Australia over the last couple of days, causing strong floods and infrastructural damage. About 300 people were evacuated from the south coast area, as of August 26, 2015, media reported.A low pressure

August 26, 2015

Newly formed Tropical Storm "Erika" approaching at a fast pace: The Leeward Islands issue a Tropical Storm Watch

A newly formed tropical storm in the central tropical Atlantic, named "Erika", is currently approaching the Leeward Islands at a fast pace. As "Erika" is slowly intensifying, a Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the Leeward Islands over the next 48

August 26, 2015

Typhoon "Goni" devastates the Kyushu Island, Japan: 70 people injured, 600 000 evacuated

Typhoon "Goni" made landfall in the Kumamoto prefecture on the Japanese Island of Kyushu on August 25, 2015, after battering the Ryuyku Islands and the northern Philippines. Extreme weather conditions left 70 people injured, at least one missing and more than

August 25, 2015

Severe thunderstorms sweep parts of Netherlands, violent tornado outbreak in Wieringerwerf

An unexpected tornado outbreak surprised residents of Wieringerwerf town in the Dutch province of North Holland, on the late afternoon of August 24. Luckily, no injuries or victims have been reported, however, infrastructural damage across the affected area is significa

August 25, 2015

Floods and mudslides across the northeastern Turkey: 7 dead, 17 injured

Strong rainstorm hit the Turkey's northeastern province of Artvin, causing floods and landslides across the affected region on the night of August 24, 2015. 7 people died, 17 were injured, and another 3 went missing in flood related incidents, Kemal Cirit, the provi

August 25, 2015

Heavy flooding hits India leaving 18 dead, over 600 000 affected across Assam

More heavy rainfall hit the state of Assam in northeast India on August 17, 2015, and caused another series of floods over the next few days. So far, 18 people have died, and at least 600 000 people have been affected by the flooding.The state of Assam has suffered seri

August 25, 2015

Severe rainstorms caused flooding and mudslides in southern France: 3 people dead, traffic heavily disrupted

Severe rainstorms accompanied with strong winds caused severe flooding and mudslides along the Mediterranean coast of France, on August 23 and August 24. Major flash-floods caused traffic disruption across the affected areas, and killed 3 people, so far.In southern Fran

August 24, 2015

Heavy rainfall, storm surges and strong winds expected as Typhoon "Goni" approaches Japan

Tropical Storm "Goni" formed from the Tropical Depression 16W east fo Guam in the North Pacific on August 14, 2015. On its journey across the North Pacific it battered the Luzon island, causing floods and landslides and it affected the Philippines, Japan and

August 24, 2015

Region 2403 produces its 7th and strongest M-class solar flare yet - M5.6 on August 24

At 07:33 UTC on August 24, Active Region 2403 produced its 7th M-class solar flare, and strongest so far, since it rotated onto the Earth side of the Sun. Today's event was impulsive in nature, it started at 07:26, peaked at 07:33 as M5.6 and ended at 07:35

August 24, 2015

Geomagnetic storm reaching G2 - Moderate levels in progress, CME hit expected on August 24

A co-rotating interaction region (CIR) ahead of a series of positive polarity coronal hole high speed streams (CH HSS) is causing elevated geomagnetic field levels on Sunday, August 23, 2015.A further enhancement is expected early to midday August 24 with the arrival

August 23, 2015

Garbage patches across the oceans - visualization experiment

The experts estimated about 70% of litter that ends up in the world's oceans, sinks to the bottom. The rest of the marine debris remains floating under the ocean surface and is carried around by the ocean currents. The floating debris mainly contains undegradable ti

August 23, 2015

A small fusion power plant to supply electricity to 100 000 people in the next ten years

The scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have proposed a new design for a practical, efficient fusion reactor, aided by the advancement of superconducting technology. It seems the era of practical fusion power could be arising sooner than previously tho

August 22, 2015

4th M-class flare: M1.2 from Region 2403 peaks at 06:49 UTC on August 22 producing a CME

Region 2403 erupted with its fourth M-class solar flare at 06:49 UTC on August 22, 2015. The latest event started at 06:39, peaked at 06:49 as M1.2, and ended at 06:59 UTC. Radio signatures indicate a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced.A Type II Radio Emission wit

August 22, 2015

High-energy cosmic neutrinos observed at the geographic South Pole

An team of international experts has announced a new observation of high-energy neutrino particles using an instrument funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The particles from beyond our galaxy have been detected at the geographic South Pole, using a massive

August 22, 2015

30 large whales found dead along the coast of Alaska, a cause remains unknown

30 dead large whales have been found since May 2015, along the Western Gulf of Alaska and southern shoreline of the Alaska Peninsula. Simultaneous increase in the number of large whale strandings in British Columbia, Canada, got the scientists on both ends to start an a

August 22, 2015

Third M-class solar flare of the day erupts from Region 2403: Long duration M1.1

At 20:34 UTC on August 21, Region 2403 erupted with its third M-class solar flare of the day. The event started at 19:10, peaked at 20:34 as M1.1 and ended at 20:50 UTC.This was a long duration event. However, there were no recorded radio signatures that would suggest a

August 21, 2015

Almost stationary Typhoon "Goni" turns deadly, 5 dead and 2 missing in the Philippines

Typhoon "Goni" is crawling north of Philippines today and hitting hard the island of Luzon. At least 5 people were killed, and 2 are missing after heavy rains triggered floods and numerous landslides. Goni will pass east of Taiwan on August 22 and 23, and

August 21, 2015

Europe hit by the strongest drought in the last 12 years

One of the worst droughts since the heat wave of the 2003 summer season affected a large part of continental Europe during June and July 2015, European Drought Observatory (EDO) reported. The drought has been especially strong across France, Benelux, Germany, Hungary, t

August 21, 2015

A sudden, violent landslide devastates the Hindu pilgrimage site in Himachal Pradesh, India

A sudden and extremely intense landslide was reported at the Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara site in Himachal Pradesh, India, on August 18, 2015. The extreme event left at least 7 people dead, and injured another 11.A strong, high energy landslide near Kulu appears to have

August 21, 2015

Moderately strong M1.4 solar flare and CME produced by Region 2403

A second M-class solar flare of the day erupted from Region 2403 at 09:48 UTC on August 21, 2015. The event started at 09:34, peaked at 09:48 as M1.4 solar flare, and ended at 10:07 UTC. Radio signatures suggest a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced. These are the

August 21, 2015

Moderately strong M1.2 solar flare erupts from Region 2403

Region 2403, located in the southeast quadrant, erupted with moderately strong M1.2 solar flare at 02:18 UTC on August 21, 2015. The event started at 01:56, peaked at 02:18 and ended at 02:37 UTC.There were no radio signatures that would suggest a Coronal Mass Ejection

August 21, 2015

Space elevator patent to revolutionize the future of space travel

Thoth Technology Inc., a private Canadian company, has earned a patent on a 20 kilometer (12 miles) high space elevator structure that has the potential to revolutionize the future of space travel.Thoth Technology company specializes in miniature light-weight gadgets fo

August 21, 2015

New research reveals: Matter and antimatter, mirror images of each other

Researchers from BASE collaboration at CERN, led by RIKEN, have conducted the most precise measurement, so far, of the charge-to-mass ratio of protons and their antimatter counterparts, antiprotons. Their work was carried out using CERN's Antiproton Decelerator, and

August 21, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: August 12 - 18, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from August 12 - 18, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Raung, Eastern Java (In

August 20, 2015

Danny becomes first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season

On August 20, 2015, Tropical Storm "Danny" strengthened into the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. It's current forecast track takes it near or over Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and Nevis on August 24, toward Puerto Rico and the

August 20, 2015

The tropical activity across Pacific basin sets a new record: ACE index in NW Pacific highest since 2002

The tropical cyclone activity in the western North Pacific Ocean and the eastern North Pacific Ocean has set a new record in the 2015, meteorologists report. However, in the Atlantic basin, so far, not even a single hurricane was reported. According to the available dat

August 20, 2015

Risk of major eruption at Sakurajima remains high, satellites measure significant inflation

The risk of a major eruption at Sakurajima volcano remains high and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) maintains alert level 4 (second highest). Alert level of 4 warns residents nearby to prepare to evacuate, as a major eruption could be imminent.The summit of the vo

August 20, 2015