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Existence of the fifth fundamental force of nature to be confirmed

Hungarian physicists have detected an anomaly in radioactive decay which may imply the existence of another, so far unknown, fundamental force of nature. The research results indicate a new, light boson, 34 times heavier than the electron particles may exist. The...

June 01, 2016

The highest quality Pluto close-up mosaic from the New Horizons mission

NASA's scientists have produced a mosaic of all the highest-resolution images of Pluto collected by the New Horizons spacecraft. The collection of images with a resolution of about 80 m (260 feet) per pixel now extends across the planet's hemisphere that...

May 31, 2016

Organic molecules crucial for life found in Rosetta's comet

Scientists analyzing data acquired by ESA's comet chaser Rosetta while orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko have discovered organic molecules regarded as crucial for the origin of life on Earth. The ingredients include the amino acid glycine (C2H5NO2),...

May 31, 2016

A new island has emerged near Fleetwood, England

A bank of shingle and stone has emerged from the sea forming a new island off the coast of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. The new island is located about 2.5 km (1.6 miles) off the Fleetwood's north shore and is 638 meters long, 10.2 meters high and 3.4...

May 31, 2016

Strong M6.2 earthquake at intermediate depth hits near the coast of Taiwan

A strong earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.2 hit near the coast of northern Taiwan at 05:23 UTC on May 31, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 239 km (148.5 miles). Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau is reporting M7.2...

May 31, 2016

Record-breaking rainfall causes widespread flooding, 6 people dead in Texas, US

Extreme weather conditions continued in the US over the Memorial Day weekend. Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall have triggered widespread flash flooding across parts of the southern Plains. The flooding event in Texas claimed 6 lives so far and...

May 30, 2016

Study suggests Gulf Stream weakening associated with a recovery from earlier strengthening

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), part of which is known as the Gulf Stream, has been seen weakening over the past decade. Although this weakening trend raised questions whether it has been caused by climate change, a new research suggests this...

May 30, 2016

Tropical Depression "Bonnie" lashes South Carolina with over 200 mm (8 inches) of rainfall

Bonnie, a second named storm of the Atlantic 2016 hurricane season, made landfall near Charleston, South Carolina on May 29, 2016, and brought torrential downpours and flooding threats across a major part of the state. Over 203.2 mm (8 inches) of precipitation have...

May 30, 2016

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit near the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 07:14 UTC on May 30, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). USGS registered it as M5.7 at a depth of 32.2 km (20 miles). According...

May 30, 2016

Severe flooding hits Baden-Wuerttemberg, southwestern Germany

At least four people have been killed after heavy rain caused severe flooding in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on May 29, 2016, officials said today. As of early May 30, there are no reliable casualty figures. Some unconfirmed reports mention...

May 30, 2016

Deadly thunderstorms hit Europe, "positive giant" hits a referee in Germany

A low pressure center is covering a large swathe of Europe producing heavy rain and severe electrical storms since Saturday, May 28, 2016. At least 2 people were killed and more than 35 injured on Saturday alone. The severe weather is expected to move over to the UK...

May 29, 2016

Deadly mudflow hits the town of Kadamjay, southern Kyrgyzstan

A deadly mudflow has hit the town of Kadamjay, Kadamjay District of Batken Region, southern Kyrgyzstan on May 27, 2016, claiming lives of at least 5 people. Several people are reportedly missing. Torrential rainfall was affecting the entire Kyrgyzstan, and...

May 28, 2016

Ice age confirmed at the north pole of Mars

A team of scientists led by experts from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Texas has utilized the radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to discover the evidence of an ice age at the Martian north pole. According to researchers, the...

May 28, 2016

Very strong M7.3 earthquake at intermediate depth hits South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit the South Sandwich Islands region at 09:47 UTC on May 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 93.2 km (57.9 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.2 at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). According to the USGS, the...

May 28, 2016

Strong and deep M6.6 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Fiji region at 05:38 UTC on May 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 416.8 km (259.0 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.9 at a depth of 448 km (278 miles). According to the USGS, the...

May 28, 2016

Tornadoes, intense flash floods, and large hail continue ravaging the US Plains, no relief in sight

Extreme weather conditions continue to affect the Plains. An intense tornado swept the Bryan town in Texas on May 26, 2016, damaging 60 homes, and completely destroying 3 of them. At the same time, heavy rainfalls induced severe flooding across the state, disrupting...

May 27, 2016

Rare form of transient luminous event over Oklahoma, US

An enormous swarm of sprites was observed across the top of a thunderstorm during a severe weather outbreak in Oklahoma, US on May 23, 2016. The phenomenon was recorded by amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft, almost 640 km (400 miles) away, SpaceWeather.com reports,...

May 27, 2016