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Major solar flare measuring X1.1 erupted from southeast limb

A major, long duration solar flare measuring X1.1 at its peak time erupted on October 19, 2014. The source was large Active Region 2192 (beta-gamma) located in the southeast quadrant. The event started at 04:17, peaked at 05:03 and ended at 05:48 UTC.The region is still

October 19, 2014

Hurricane "Ana" spinning south of Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Ana" reached hurricane status on Friday, October 17, and approached the Big Island of Hawaii late evening. Ana is currently producing high waves along some shorelines. Heavy rains prompted a flood advisory, strong winds caused officials to

October 18, 2014

Large sunspot produced long duration M-class solar flare

A long duration M-class solar flare measuring M1.6 at its peak time erupted on October 18, 2014. The source was large Active Region 2192 which just emerged from the southeast limb. The event started at 07:02, peaked at 07:58 and ended at 08:49 UTC.This region already ha

October 18, 2014

"Gonzalo" makes direct hit on Bermuda as Category 2 hurricane

Hurricane "Gonzalo" made a full landfall on British island of Bermuda about 23:30 UTC (20:30 local time) on Friday, October 17, as the 56 km wide (35 miles) eye of the storm crossed the south-central coast of the island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in

October 18, 2014

Rosetta could change science forever

Human beings around the world may be witnessing one of the most significant dramas in the modern history of the space sciences. The ESA’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P has shattered the theoretical predictions of standard comet science.For many decades, we

October 17, 2014

Observing Comet Siding Spring flyby Mars - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Comet Siding Spring will make its historic approach to Mars around 18:27 UTC on Sunday, October 19, 2014, and pass within 139 500 km (88 000 miles) away from planet's surface. That is less than half the distance between Earth and its moon and less than one-tenth

October 17, 2014

Tropical Storm "Ana" heading toward Hawaii

A Tropical Storm Watch was issued yesterday for Hawaii County, Hawaii, as Tropical Storm "Ana" continues on its path toward the islands. Heavy rainfall is expected to reach the Big Island on Friday, October 17, 2014 causing life-threatening flash floods and mu

October 17, 2014

Billions of gallons of oil industry wastewater illegally injected into central California aquifers

Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply drinking water and farming irrigation, according to state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. The wastewater entered the aq

October 16, 2014

Moderately strong M4.3 solar flare erupts from southeast limb

An impulsive solar flare measuring M4.3 at its peak time erupted from the southeast limb of the Sun on October 16, 2014. The event started at 12:58, peaked at 13:03 and ended at 13:05 UTC.A 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) lasting 1 minute (180 sfu) was associated with the e

October 16, 2014

Hydraulic fracturing linked to 400 earthquakes in Ohio, study

Hydraulic fracturing triggered a series of small earthquakes in 2013 on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County, Ohio, according to a study published in the journal Seismological Research Letters (SRL) on October 14, 2014. Nearly 400 small earthquakes occurred be

October 16, 2014

Hurricane "Gonzalo" strengthens as it barrels toward Bermuda

Hurricane "Gonzalo", the second major hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season after Hurricane "Edouard", has strengthened overnight and is again a dangerous Category 4 hurricane today as it tracks toward the small British island territory of Bermuda.

October 16, 2014

Remnants of Cyclone "Hudhud" cause deadly blizzards and avalanches in Nepal

Heavy rain unleashed by Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" which made made landfall in Andhra Pradesh at India's east coast around 05:00 UTC on Sunday, October 12, 2014, caused flooding and mudslides across portions of eastern India but that was not the end of

October 16, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: October 8 - 14, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from October 8 - 14, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Ontakesan, Honshu (Japan) | Poas, Costa Rica | Sinab

October 15, 2014

Icebergs drifted to Florida during last ice age

Using a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution numerical model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21 000 years ago, oceanographer Alan Condron of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has shown that icebergs and meltwater from the North American i

October 15, 2014

Spectacular long duration eruption beyond the east limb

Solar activity reached moderate levels during last 24 hours (by 12:30 UTC today) with impulsive M1.1 solar flare (R1 radio blackout) at 18:37 UTC on October 14. This event had an associated Tenflare (1300 sfu), but no other CME related radio signatures. The flare appear

October 15, 2014

Drones and robots to monitor active volcanoes

A professor at Tohoku University in Japan, Keiji Nagatani, has spent last 10 years developing robotic systems specifically designed to operate in harsh conditions near active volcanoes. Nagatani's aim is to design robots which can go where humans can't and effec

October 15, 2014

Earth’s magnetic field can flip in less than 100 years, new study

It is known that Earth’s magnetic field has flipped many times throughout the planet’s history. Its dipole magnetic field remains about the same intensity for thousands to millions of years, but for incompletely known reasons it occasionally weakens (such is

October 15, 2014

"Gonzalo" becomes major hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane "Gonzalo" has become the second major hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season, after Hurricane "Edouard". Gonzalo is currently moving away from the Virgin Islands and northern Leeward Islands, and targets Bermuda later this week. It has good

October 14, 2014

LRO finds young volcanic deposits on the Moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found scores of young volcanic deposits estimated to be less than 100 million years old and provided researchers with strong evidence the Moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion

October 14, 2014

Strong phreatic eruption of Poas volcano, Costa Rica

A strong phreatic eruption occurred at the crater lake of Poas volcano on October 14, 2014. The explosion ejected mud and water more than 200 m into the air. According to first news articles, nobody was hurt, but the visiting areas have been evacuated. Today's erupt

October 14, 2014

Very strong M6.5 quake hit south of Kermadec Islands, M6.2 off the South Island - New Zealand

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.5 (Geonet) on the Richter scale was registered south of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on October 14, 2014 at 04:12 UTC (17:12 local time). Geonet is reporting depth of 82 km. USGS reports M6.1 earthquake at depth of 31.5 km (19.6 m

October 14, 2014

Massive earthquake M7.3 registered off the coast of Nicaragua

A massive earthquake measuring M7.3 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Nicaragua on October 14, 2014 at 03:51 UTC (21:51 local time on October 13). USGS is reporting depth of 40 km (24.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at depth of 80 km.INETER (Nicaragu

October 14, 2014

Copahue enters a new phase of increased activity, Chile-Argentina

South American Copahue volcano has again entered a phase of increased activity. At least two moderately strong explosions were recorded at 10:52 and 16:49 UTC on October 11, 2014. Ash plumes reached maximum heights of 3 600 m. Intermittent incandescence from the crater

October 13, 2014

Are human beings robots? Interview with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake

What is a human being? It is the ultimate question, to which institutional science offers surprising answers. The materialistic paradigm, which has dominated institutional science for well over a century, states that the essence of consciousness can be reduced to the ph

October 13, 2014

Typhoon "Vongfong" about to make landfall at Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon "Vongfong" is nearing southern Japan island of Kyushu and is about to make landfall as Category 1 typhoon. According to report issued by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) at 22:45 UTC on October 12, 2014, Vongfong developed maximum sustained winds of

October 12, 2014

Cyclone "Hudhud" hit India's east coast as destructive Category 3 storm

Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" made landfall in Andhra Pradesh at India's east coast around 05:00 UTC on October 12, 2014. The port city of Visakhapatnam, home to two million people, was hit with destructive force of Category 3 storm with sustained winds of

October 12, 2014

Scientist who discovered Ebola calls rising viral pandemic an 'unimaginable catastrophe'

The scientist who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 after a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had mysteriously fallen ill in Zaire says the disease has pandemic potential and he now fears that the world is on the edge of an "unimaginable cata

October 12, 2014

A new eruption may soon take place at Mayon Volcano, Philippines

Fresh lava flow observed this morning at Mayon Volcano has raised concerns a new eruption may soon take place, PHIVOLCS said on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The activity at the volcano suddenly increased on September 15 and lasted for a few days."After that, there was

October 12, 2014

Large pyroclastic flows from Mount Sinabung disrupt flights, Indonesia

Several large pyroclastic flows traveled down the southeast flank of Mount Sinabung on October 9, 2014, threatening the closest inhabited areas. Flights from the Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, to destinations in the province and

October 12, 2014

Record breaking rainfall causes floods and landslides, Nicaragua

A slow moving low pressure system dumped record amounts of heavy rainfall on north and south-western Nicaragua on October 9, 2014. Floods and landslides were reported in the departments of Rivas, Granada, Chinandega and Rio San Juan.Marcio Baca, Director General of Mete

October 11, 2014

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.1 (JMA) on the Richter scale was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on October 11, 2014 at 02:35 UTC. JMA reports depth of 15 km. USGS is reporting M6.3 at depth of 13.5 km (8.4 miles).Epicenter was located 154 km

October 11, 2014

Very Severe Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" targets India

Tropical Cyclone Hudhud formed in Northern Indian Ocean on October 8, 2014 and began to track westward across the Bay of Bengal. Now, as a very severe tropical cyclone, it is gaining more strength before landfall on October 12, 2014.The Joint Typhoon Warning Center

October 10, 2014

Heavy rains caused rivers to burst its banks in city of Genoa, Italy

After five days of rain, Genovese rivers Bisagno, Rio Feregiano and Sturla burst its banks and flooded the streets. Heavy storm with torrential rain hit Italy at night on October 9, 2014. The Bisagno river burst its banks and the water has flooded the streets, dragging

October 10, 2014

Results of world's largest Near Death Experiences study published

Recollections in relation to death, so-called out-of-body experiences (OBEs) or near-death experiences (NDEs), are an often spoken about phenomenon which have frequently been considered hallucinatory or illusory in nature; however, objective studies on these experiences

October 10, 2014

NuSTAR discovers first ultraluminous pulsar, impossibly bright dead star

Astronomers working with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) have found a pulsating dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. The object, previously thought to be a black hole because it is so powerful, is in fact a pulsar - the

October 10, 2014