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New study outlines 'Water world' theory of life's origins

A new study from researchers at NASA's JPL, and the Icy Worlds team at NASA's Astrobiology Institute describes how electrical energy naturally produced at the sea floor might have given rise to life. While the scientists had already proposed this hypothesis -- c

April 16, 2014

Volcanic earthquakes reported at Taal and Mayon volcanoes, Philippines

Taal and Mayon volcanoes seismic network recorded one volcanic earthquake at each volcano during the past 24-hour observation period, PHIVOLCS reported on April 16, 2014. It is strongly advised that the public refrain from entering 6-kilometer radius of Mayon. Main

April 16, 2014

Earth directed solar flares possible in the coming days

Solar activity was at low levels during last 24 hours, however, that might change today and in the days ahead. Active Region 2036 exhibited rapid growth over the last few days and is now almost directly facing our planet. Earth directed eruption

April 16, 2014

Wallace Thornhill: Threads of Evidence - EU2014

Wal Thornhill asks how scientists recognize evidence. The Electric Universe recognizes evidence sifted forensically from all disciplines and astronomical records stretching back thousands of years. Wal will contrast this with the tunnel vision of today's specialists

April 15, 2014

Cassini images may reveal the birth of new Saturn moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.Images taken with Cassini's narrow angle camera on Apr

April 15, 2014

Very strong earthquake M6.9 struck Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 struck Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean, on April 15, 2014 at 03:57 UTC. USGS reported depth of 11.7 km (7.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 earthquake at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 364 km (226 miles) E

April 15, 2014

Watch total lunar eclipse of April 15th LIVE

During the early hours of April 15, 2014 (UTC time) the full Moon will pass directly through Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra, setting an impressive total lunar eclipse. The Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. It

April 14, 2014

The Infinite Puzzle: Does infinity exist?

The universe is infinite, or so we believe. But might it be a mistake to apply the mathematical concept of infinity to the universe? Would it be more helpful to see infinity as an ineffable notion, or should we accept that mathematics rules?  T

April 13, 2014

Massive earthquake M7.6 struck off the coast of Solomon Islands - strong aftershocks continue

A massive earthquake measuring M7.6 (USGS) struck Solomon Islands on April 12, 2014 at 20:14 UTC. EMSC initially reported M8.2 but later downgraded to M7.8 at depth of 20 km. USGS is reporting depth of 29.3 km (18.2 miles).Epicenter was located 100 km (62 miles

April 12, 2014

Increasing explosive activity at Ubinas volcano prompts evacuation preparations, Peru

Activity at Ubinas volcano significantly increased over the last two weeks. Prime minister René Cornejo said evacuation preparations for immediate surroundings of the volcano​ are now in progress.IGP's Observatorio Volcanologico de A

April 12, 2014

Swarm of strong earthquakes shakes Bougainville region, P.N.G.

A sequence of strong earthquakes started just below Bougainvile Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville (previously known as North Solomons), on April 7, 2014.By April 12 USGS reported 26 earthquakes in the area, the strongest being M7.1 that struck on April 11 at

April 12, 2014

Geomagnetic storming in progress, bright auroras formed around the Arctic Circle

During the late hours of April 11 the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) tipped south and opened a crack in Earth's magnetosphere. Our planet is now under the influence of coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). CH HSS effects are expected to begin subsiding

April 12, 2014

Another very strong earthquake hits Nicaragua - M6.6

A very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck Nicaragua at 20:29 UTC on April 11, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 128.6 km (86.1 miles). This is a second M6+ earthquake that hit Nicaragua in last 24 hours. Epicenter was located 11 km (7 miles) ESE of 

April 11, 2014

Scientists discover why honey is still the best antibiotic

Conventional antibiotics are overprescribed and overconsumed. They are given out like parade candy, tossed out to anyone waving their hands. 2010 data obtained by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that a whopping 833 antibiotic prescriptions are handed out o

April 11, 2014

Unexpected teleconnections in noctilucent clouds

NASA's AIM spacecraft is discovering unexpected "teleconnections" in Earth's atmosphere that link weather and climate across vast distances.Teleconnection in atmospheric science refers to climate anomalies being related to each other at large d

April 11, 2014

52 000 people remain affected after severe floods hit Solomon Islands

Heavy rain from a tropical depression, which later became Tropical Cyclone Ita, has caused severe flooding in the Solomon Islands over the last couple of days leaving over 53 000 people affected. 21 people were confirmed dead as of April 10, 2014.The

April 11, 2014

Very strong earthquake M7.1 struck Bougainville region, P.N.G.

A very strong earthquake measuring M7.1 (USGS) struck Bougainville region, Papua New Gunea on April 11, 2014 at 07:07 UTC. Epicenter was located 52 km (32 miles) SW of Panguna and 64 km (40 miles) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. USGS is reporting

April 11, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake struck Nicaragua

A strong and very shallow earthquake M6.1 (USGS/EMSC) struck Nicaragua on April 10, 2014 at 23:27 UTC. USGS reported depth of 13 km (8.1 miles). Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) W of Valle San Francisco and 34km (21mi) NE of Nagarote, N

April 11, 2014

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Ita" about to make landfall in Queensland, Australia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Ita", on approach to north-eastern Australia, has been strengthening over the last two days and by April 10, it had become a major cyclone. It is expected to make landfall late afternoon or evening (local time on April 11, UTC +10) bet

April 10, 2014

Pair of coronal holes, old sunspot regions coming back to Earth side of the Sun

A coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS) from a pair of coronal holes straddling the Sun's equator is predicted to become geoeffective beginning around midday on April 12 with an increase in solar wind speed expected along with enhancements in the In

April 10, 2014

199 years ago... the largest eruption in known history and the "Year without a Summer"

In April of 1815 Indonesian Mount Tambora produced the largest and deadliest volcanic eruption on our planet in the known history. A giant plinian eruption column is estimated to have reached about 40 - 50 km altitude.The volcano unleashed from 50 - 150 cubic k

April 10, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: April 2 - April 8, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from April 2 - April 8, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 7 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Reventador, Ecuador | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA) | Tungurahua, Ecuador

April 09, 2014

North-eastern Australia prepares for Severe Tropical Cyclone "Ita" landfall

What was once Low Pressure System that brought heavy rain and caused devastating floods to Solomon Islands strengthened into Tropical Storm Ita on April 5 on its approach to north-eastern Australia. Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared a C

April 09, 2014

Understanding lunar eclipses

It's not often that we get a chance to see our planet's shadow, but a lunar eclipse gives us a fleeting glimpse. During these rare events, the full Moon rapidly darkens and then glows red. Though a lunar eclipse can be seen only at night, it's worth staying

April 08, 2014

Stanford developed game controller that can sense players' emotions

Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player's physiology and alter the gameplay to make it more engaging.The prototype controller was born from research conducted in

April 08, 2014

The spice that prevents fluoride from destroying your brain

Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising!Fluoride's neurotoxicity h

April 08, 2014

Ben Davidson: The Variable Sun and Its Effects on Earth - EU2014

The message has been loud and clear for many years—a community of scientists insisting that human activity is warming our planet, taking humanity to the edge of a precipice. But now, as science begins to understand earth's place in the electric solar system, t

April 08, 2014

Japanese physicians link spike in cancer to Fukushima radiation

Cancer rates in many areas of Japan are on the rise following the global catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility back in March 2011. And some Japanese doctors now caring for all those radiation refugees who were shipped out from areas surrounding the

April 07, 2014

Worst flooding in 8 years and M 6.0 earthquake hit Solomon Islands

Heavy rain and overflowing rivers caused by Low Pressure System which has now became Tropical Cyclone Ita brought worst flooding in Solomon Islands region in last eight years. Capital Honiara, a city with population of just under 70 000, is one of the worst hi

April 07, 2014

"Genes, Cells, and Brains" with Steven Rose

Where is the brave new world the Human Genome Project promised? Hilary and Steven Rose take on the bioscience industry.“A strong exposé of the hype surrounding genetics and neuroscience” Guardian  Steven Peter Russel

April 06, 2014

Supermassive black hole at the center of cosmology

In physical reality there are no black holes. Instead there are intense magnetic field regions that are formed whenever the field strength in plasma becomes much stronger compared with its surroundings. The most intense magnetic field regions are formed at the most

April 05, 2014

Dr. Pierre-Marie Robitaille: On the Validity of Kirchhoff's Law - EU2014

Kirchhoff's law of thermal emission (formulated in 1860) is presented and demonstrated to be invalid. This law is crucial to our understanding of radiation within arbitrary cavities. Kirchhoff's law rests at the heart of condensed matter physics and

April 05, 2014

New eruptive phase started at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Tungurahua volcano entered a new vigorous eruptive phase on Friday, April 4, 2014. A moderately strong vulcanian explosion occurred at 23:10 UTC and produced an eruption column rising several kilometers as well as small pyroclastic flows on the

April 05, 2014

Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite

European Space Agency (ESA) launched Sentinel-1A satellite on April 3rd which opens a new page in the implementation of Copernicus, the second EU flagship space initiative, after the Galileo positioning system. The ability of European citizens,

April 04, 2014

Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus

Enceladus—one of Saturn's smaller satellites—has joined the ranks of Titan and Europa as a moon that appears to have liquid water splashing around inside of it, researchers say. New gravity data from the Cassini spacecraft, which has been exploring the

April 04, 2014