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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

Atsani becomes 6th super typhoon of the year, Goni threatens Philippines, Taiwan and southern Japan

Typhoon "Atsani" became the sixth super typhoon of the year on August 19, 2015. The system is currently moving over the open waters of North Pacific Ocean and is threatening only shipping interests. However, there is a threat it could impact Honshu, Japan

August 19, 2015

Heavy rainfall, floods and landslides hit south-western China

Heavy rainfall has been affecting south-western China (provinces of Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan) causing floods and landslides since August 16, 2015. The worst affected is Sichuan province where 141 mm (5.55 inches) of rain was measured in Nanchong during

August 19, 2015

Severe thunderstorms batter Germany: 1 person dead, 26 injured

Strong thunderstorms, accompanied with heavy rainfall, have been affecting the northern, central and eastern parts of Germany, since August 16, 2015 causing floods and landslides.61 mm (2 inches) of rainfall was measured in Zinnwald-Georgenfeld in the province of Saxony

August 19, 2015

Meteorite impacts can create life's building blocks, new research shows

A new research conducted by the researchers from Tohoku University, National Institute for Materials Science and Hiroshima University showed that meteorite impacts on ancient ocenas may have created nucleobases and amino acids, which indicates there might have been anot

August 19, 2015

A strong link discovered between high wildfire risks in Amazon and devastating hurricanes across the North Atlantic coast

A strong link between the high risk of a wildfire in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes of the North Atlantic shorelines has been uncovered by the research team from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and NASA, UCI reported on August 18, 2015.The te

August 19, 2015

Equatorial regions prone to disruptive space weather, not just high latitudes

A new study led by Boston College scientists finds that smaller scale space weather events are amplified near the equator, putting power grids at risk in regions previously considered safe.According to Brett A. Carter, lead author of the new study published in in

August 19, 2015

Natural uranium levels by far exceed proposed limits in two major US aquifers

The study conducted by University of Nebrasca - Lincoln (UNL) researchers discovered that almost 2 million people across the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium.UNL researchers Karrie Weber and Jason Nolan analysed data

August 18, 2015

LADEE spacecraft confirms Moon's exosphere contains neon

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft for the first time confirmed the long-speculated assumption, the Moon's atmosphere might contain neon, a gas known for it's intense glow, and commonly used in electric signs on Earth, NASA reporte

August 18, 2015

Typhoon "Goni" strengthens on its way toward the Philippines and Taiwan landfall

Tropical Depression 16W was located east of Guam, North Pacific Ocean on August 14, 2015 when it was renamed Tropical Storm "Goni".On August 15, Goni passed between Rota and Saipan, Northern Mariana Island bringing tropical storm-force winds to both islands. T

August 18, 2015

Heavy floods continue affecting Myanmar: Death toll rises to 106, 1 350 000 people affected

The widespread flooding and landslides in Myanmar, which started during monsoon season in early July, have claimed the lives of 106 people, and severely affected 1 350 000 people, as of August 13, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reporte

August 18, 2015

Drought-stricken Guatemala faces widespread food shortage

The drought-stricken Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Central America, is facing widespread hunger, as almost 1 million people have run out of their food supplies, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported.The drought has hit farms across the reg

August 17, 2015

Central and southern part of Niger devastated by torrential rains: Floods kill 4 people, 20 000 affected

Torrential rains were affecting Niger, Africa since late July, United Nations reported on August 14, 2015. At least 4 people have been reported dead so far, and over 20 000 people have been affected by strong floods which devastated the central and southern parts of

August 17, 2015

A persistent heat wave replaced with severe thunderstorms: Rain, hail and strong winds sweep Croatia

A front accompanied with the low pressure field, formed above the northern Italy, has brought a long expected change of weather and relief from persistent heat to majority of regions in Croatia. Severe and intense thunderstorms accompanied with strong rainfall and hail

August 16, 2015

A new computer simulation suggest our early Solar System was inhabited by a fifth giant planet

A new research, published on August 10, 2015, suggests a cluster of icy bodies located in the same areas as Pluto, might prove our early Solar System was inhabited by a fifth giant planet. During Neptune's migration, 4 billion years ago, the ice giant might have jum

August 16, 2015

Sakurajima's alert leved raised to second highest just days after nearby nuclear plant restarts

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level of Sakurajima volcano to 4 out of 5 (prepare to evacuate) on August 15, 2015 after detecting a strong swarm of shallow volcanic earthquakes beneath the Showa crater.The news comes just 4 days after Kyushu Electr

August 16, 2015

A rare space weather phenomena caught on camera: Gigantic jets outbursts on top of the Hurricane "Hilda"

A strong outburst of lightning from Hurricane "Hilda", in the Pacific Ocean, was reported by the National Weather Service on August 10, 2015. At first, the scientist thought the lightning was the so-called sprites phenomena, however, closer observation showed

August 16, 2015

Cotopaxi volcano erupts for the first time since 1940, Ecuador

After an increase in seismicity since mid-April 2015, Ecuadorian volcano Cotopaxi finally erupted on August 14, 2015, for the first time since 1940. There were at least three eruptions registered on August 14, the first at 09:30, second at 15:15 UTC and third at 19:10

August 15, 2015

Geomagnetic storm reaching G3 (Strong) levels in progress, extreme conditions possible

During the last 24 hours, solar wind parameters, measured by the ACE spacecraft, were indicative of background solar wind conditions until 07:45 UTC on August 15, when a sudden impulse occurred due to the arrival of a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) ahead of a

August 15, 2015

Very shallow M6.6 earthquake registered in Solomon Islands

Strong and very shallow earthquake registered as M6.6 (Geoscience Australia) hit Solomon Islands at 07:47 UTC on August 15, 2015. Geoscience Australia is reporting depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 6.3 km (3.9 miles).This is the third quake to hit Solo

August 15, 2015

First Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert system (ATLAS) fully operational

The first Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescope is now in operation on Haleakala volcano, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The telescope is a part of an asteroid impact early system project that was developed by the University of Hawai'i and

August 15, 2015