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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

A satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption

ESA's Sentinel satellite, due for launch on April 3rd, should allow scientists to test this link in greater detail and eventually develop a forecast system for all volcanoes, including those that are remote and inaccessible. Volcano deformation and, in

April 03, 2014

Dr. Michael Clarage: Earth's Electric Environment - EU2014

Dr. Michael Clarage shares new observations of some of the complexities of the Earth's electrical environment. The Sun and Earth are connected in ways very similar to how man-made electrical equipment is connected. These similarities are examined in light of the

April 03, 2014

New burp and slough-in events reported at Louisiana sinkhole

Assumption Parish Police Jury reported a new slough-in event near Pad #3 at Louisiana sinkhole on March 31, 2014 as Texas Brine Co. released pressure from its failed salt dome cavern near the sinkhole. The latest slough-in event came five days after six

April 03, 2014

Another massive earthquake M 7.6 struck Chile - strong aftershocks continue

After powerful M 8.2 subduction zone earthquake that struck off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile on April 1, 2014 the region is still unstable and strong aftershocks continue. This mega earthquake followed an earthquake sequence in the region which started

April 03, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: March 26 - April 1, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 9 volcanoes from March 26 - April 1, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border  | Karkar, Papua New Guinea  | Krakatau, Indonesia  | Merapi,

April 02, 2014

Long duration M6.5 solar flare erupted from Region 2027

Strong, long duration, solar flare measuring M6.5 erupted from Region 2027 on April 2, 2014. The event started at 13:18, peaked at 14:05 and ended at 14:28 UTC. A Type II and IV Radio Emission with estimated velocity of 903 km/h were observed

April 02, 2014

Monsanto ordered to stop making false advertising claims about GMOs in South Africa

As genetically modified crops fail in several regions around the world and are exposed as a detriment to health, many are beginning to see right through the high-dollar false advertising claims projected by biotech corporations like Monsanto. (Note that in the 40s

April 02, 2014

What is lurking near the center of our galaxy?

According to a recent press release, a “magnetized neutron star”, otherwise known as a “magnetar” is spinning at an amazing speed near the Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) region of the Milky Way. Sagittarius A* is said to be a supermassive black

April 02, 2014

Massive, shallow and deadly earthquake M 8.2 struck Chile

Powerful, shallow and deadly earthquake M 8.2 struck NW of Iquique, Chile on April 01, 2014 at 23:46 UTC. USGS repored depth of 20 km (12.5 miles). EMSC is also reporting M 8.2 at depth of 20 km. The epicenter was located at

April 02, 2014

Vibration may help heal chronic wounds

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the quarter of them who will

April 01, 2014

Night sky guide for April 2014

April brings us several interesting events. It is a good month for eclipses and also the month when meteor activity picks up a bit as the Lyrids meteor shower become active. Earth and Mars will be at their minimum distance of 99 million km on April 14 but any

April 01, 2014

Study finds astronauts' hearts become more spherical in space

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd

March 31, 2014