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7 secret ways we are being poisoned

The objectivism of the scientific method seems to have been hijacked by corporations who often pay for scientists to support their products, as well as politicians who move through the revolving door between the private and public sector.  Even worse is that sometimes

July 27, 2011

Swarm of earthquakes rattles Gulf of California

Swarm of earthquakes rattles Gulf of California with strongest recorded as 5.9 magnitude according to USGS with epicentre 86 km (53 miles) SW of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico at depth of 10.2 km (6.3 miles). Nine earthquakes was above magnitude 5. SCSN Recent

July 26, 2011

Receding Aral sea sees some recovery

The size of the Aral Sea has long hinged on the Amu Darya, which flows from the high Pamir Mountains in central Asia, across the desert, and into the southern sea. While two rivers empty into the lake—the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya—the Amu Darya is the largest and

July 26, 2011

Gigantic jets of lightning in Earth’s upper atmosphere puzzle scientists

Mysterious and gigantic jets of lightning that shoot up to near the edge of space have now been observed in unprecedented detail, revealing just how much charge they pack and how they form.More than 50 miles (80 kilometers) above Earth's surface, extreme ultraviolet

July 26, 2011

Green algae to continue spread off China's east coastline

A break-out of algae bloom, or "green tide," has spread nearly 20,000 square km in waters off China's east coastline, sources with the country's maritime authorities said Sunday. The North China Sea Marine Forecasting Center of State Oceanic Administration

July 26, 2011

Heavy rain causes waterlog, interfers traffic in central China

Thunderstorms have unleashed flooding rains on the metropolitan area of China's capital, Beijing. The storms, which struck the area Sunday night, poured forth rainfall that was called the heaviest in 13 years, Xinhua News reported. Two area deaths may have been

July 26, 2011

Untung Jawa - Indonesia's trash island

Once renowned for its pristine beaches, Untung Jawa Island, just an hour’s boat ride from Jakarta, is now known as “trash island.” With hundreds of tons of stryofoam, plastic and the occasional dead body washing ashore, the locals have had enough.  Untung Jawa

July 26, 2011

Typhoon Juaning hit Philippines

The state weather bureau raised public storm warning signal number 2 over Metro Manila and 17 other areas in Luzon as typhoon "Juaning" intensified this afternoon.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as

July 26, 2011

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the east coast of Kamchatka

According to USGS seismograph records, the magnitude 5.8 earthquake strike off the east coast of Kamchatka Peninsula on July 26, 2011 at 06:17:38 UTC. The epicenter was 83km (51 miles) east of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and 364 km (226 miles) northeast

July 26, 2011

Millions fewer girls born due to nuclear radiation?

Nuclear radiation from bomb tests and power plant accidents causes slightly more boys than girls to be born, a new study suggests. While effects were seen to be regional for incidents on the ground, like Chernobyl, atmospheric blasts were found to affect birth

July 26, 2011

Dust plumes over the Red Sea

Dust plumes blew off the coast of Africa and over the Red Sea through mid-July 2011. Dust was still blowing eastward on July 20, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image.The

July 25, 2011

Ice loss following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves

An international team of researchers has combined data from multiple sources to provide the clearest account yet of how much glacial ice surges into the sea following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves.The work by researchers at the University of Maryland,

July 25, 2011

Tropical depression 10W bringing rain to the Philippines

The tenth tropical depression formed in the western North Pacific Ocean this past weekend, and brought rains to the central Philippines.When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression 10W on July 25 at 04:41 UTC (12:41 a.m. EDT), the infrared image captur

July 25, 2011

Earthquakes 6.2 and 5.1 strike New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea

According to USGS, the double earthquakes, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake with epicentre  73 km (46 miles) S (191°) from Kavieng at depth of 34.5 km (21.4 miles) and a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea,63 km (39 miles) SW

July 25, 2011

High-speed solar stream now blowing around our planet - ELECTRON WARNING in effect

Analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab report elevated levels of energetic electrons around Earth. ("GOES 13 > 0.8 MeV integral electron flux is above 105 pfu.")This is caused by the high-speed solar stream now blowing around our planet. Spacecraft wit

July 25, 2011

7 rockets launched in 7 days

When two small NASA rockets launched into suborbital space to probe the Earth's ionosphere this month, they kicked off a surprisingly busy week for rockets around the world. No less than seven rockets blasted off from the United States, Russia, China and India in as

July 25, 2011

Pollution in the Great Lakes region seen from satellite

Fires throughout Ontario are generating pollution that is showing up in data from NASA's Aura Satellite in the Great Lakes region.The fires have also forced thousands of residents to evacuate to other areas in Canada, according to CBC News. About 112 fires have

July 25, 2011

Bankers armageddon

It's Monday morning and everyone is nervous about what will come this week from Europe and the United States. Japan is quietly being dragged down by the radiation disaster as well as by her debt but on both sides of the Atlantic things are exceedingly noisy. The heart

July 25, 2011

Severe drought causes famine in East Africa

Drought has plunged East Africa into the worst food security crisis Africa has faced in 20 years. More than 11.5 million people are currently in need of food aid in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. The number is projected to rise, and this image illustrates

July 25, 2011

Fourth moon discovered around Pluto

Five years after Pluto was stripped of its planet status, astronomers have discovered yet another moon in orbit around it, bringing its entourage to four. The tiny body may have been born in the same collision that gave birth to Pluto's other moons.The Hubble Space

July 25, 2011

Moisture surge to ramp up US Southwest monsoon, more haboobs possible

A plume of tropical moisture will help to produce flooding downpours across parts of the Southwest into the upcoming week thanks in part to the remnants of Dora. Hurricane Dora, continuing to weaken as it churns northwestward off the coast of Baja California, will

July 24, 2011

6.2 earthquake hits Japan

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that another strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March's massive quake and tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning is in effect.The

July 24, 2011

Laws of physics must be rewritten: Mysterious sun particles alter radioactive decay on Earth

The scientific process, as any experienced researcher can attest, provides a kind of road map through the forest of the natural world. By developing hypotheses and designing methods by which to test them, we use the scientific process to make the abstract world more

July 24, 2011

Dead fish are still being found at Buffalo Pound, Canada

Thanks to our reader Sheila that send us some infos about continuing dead fish at Buffalo Pound we "put an eye" on the story again.According to DiscoverWeyburn dead fish are still being found at Buffalo Pound. Last month thousands of small, dead fish were being found

July 24, 2011

Hurricane Dora, tropical storm Cindy and tropical storm Bret forecast to weaken

Less than 24 hours ago, Dora had maximum winds of 155 mph, which is a borderline Category 5 hurricane. Since then, the storm has weakened to become a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Dora is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm this

July 23, 2011

Japan names more Fukushima evacuation areas, more contaminated beef found

Japan on Thursday recommended 59 more households should evacuate from four areas considered radiation "hot spots" near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.The voluntary guidance, in areas where higher levels of radiation have been detected sporadically

July 23, 2011

The future of cover crops

Winter cover crops are an important component of nutrient cycling, soil cover and organic matter content. Although its benefits are well documented, cover crop use in farming systems is relatively low. Research has shown that time and money are the two primary reasons

July 23, 2011

Comets Honda and Elenin fulfill Mayan, Hopi and Christian Prophecies as the Mayan calendar approaches its end on October 28, 2011

Many people have now heard about the upcoming entry to the inner solar system of the comet Elenin (http://elenin.org) and there is a whole range of ideas and speculations about what this might entail. Comets have always been seen as harbingers of auspicious or (more

July 23, 2011

6.4 earthquake struck near Morioka, Honshu, Japan

According to USGS a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits 112 km (69 miles) SE of Morioka and 125 km (77 miles) NE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan at depth of 38.6km at 04:34:24 UTC.  Japan’s Meteorological Agency says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude

July 23, 2011

Tennis ball-size hail hit Dalmacija, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm strike region of Dalmatia in Croatia. Torrential rain swept first, followed by hail, which was the size of tennis balls. Hail was falling on two occasions, the first ten minutes, and then later another five minutes. In only few hours the amount of

July 23, 2011

Hurricanes most vulnerable US cities

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other areas of the Gulf Coast five years ago this week, becoming the most economically destructive storm in history, it highlighted our vulnerability to the forces of Mother Nature.Today a number of U.S. cities

July 23, 2011

Dust storm in the Sahara Desert

A massive dust storm blew over Algeria in mid-July 2011, just days after another storm in the same area. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a natural-color image on July 15, 2011.The dark terrain in the

July 22, 2011

Mexico City is sinking! More gigantic earthcracks in Valley of Mexico

Excelsior was reporting about the crack which appeared on 13 July in Santa Maria Huejoculco in Chalco, State Mexico. The earthcrack has now reached 1500 meters long. Just after survey work was detected in Santa Maria Huejoculco yet another gap of about four km which

July 22, 2011

Heat wave sweeps across the U.S.

Unhealthy levels of heat and humidity are encompassing much of the eastern half of the U.S., according to NOAA's National Weather Service, as a persistent heat wave continues its grip on the central U.S. while expanding into the East.According to NOAA's National

July 22, 2011

Kizimen eruption continues on Kamchatka peninsula

Hot lava has flown down the eastern slope of  Kizimen volcano, on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East of Russia. The ash plume stretches for 15 kilometers and is a threat to aviation, according to the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far East

July 22, 2011