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New surprising data: 26 multi-kiloton asteroid impacts detected since 2001

At a press conference held today at the Seattle Museum of Flight, three prominent astronauts supporting the B612 Foundation presented a visualization of new data showing the surprising frequency at which the Earth is hit by asteroids. The astronauts were guests of

April 22, 2014

Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida

Parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat, according to scientists using a new way to measure past temperatures.The findings, published the week of A

April 22, 2014

Earth from Orbit 2013

A fleet of orbiting satellites monitors Earth constantly. The satellites from NASA and other space agencies give us a fresh, wide perspective on things that we can see from the ground - and things that we can't.A look back at Earth in 2013 from the viewpoint of

April 22, 2014

Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22

Lyrid meteor shower, considered to be the oldest of meteor showers, is an average shower usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower runs annually from April 16 - 25 and its peak this year is predicted to occur near 18:00 UTC on April

April 21, 2014

Subsiding geomagnetic and solar radiation storms

Geomagnetic storm sparked by a combination of CMEs from last couple of days is now subsiding. We might still see uptick today but it will most likely remain below G1 levels.At 10:57 UTC on April 20, a 24 nT geomagnetic sudden impulse (interplanet

April 21, 2014

Stephen Crothers: The Parallax Effect on Short Hair - EU2014

Stephen Crothers presented the case that Black Holes and the Big Bang have been created by theorists and never observed. Black Holes are now said to be both invisible and visible. Quasars are now black holes; so are the 'blazars'. Individual black holes are also

April 20, 2014

S1 (minor) solar radiation storm in progress after M7.3 solar flare on April 18

Earth is currently under the influence of S1 (minor) solar radiation storm created as a result of yesterday's M7.3 solar flare. Our planet is showered with highly energetic solar particles (primarily protons) released from the flare site. Extende

April 19, 2014

Massive earthquake M7.5 reported off the coast of Bougainville Island

A massive earthquake measuring M7.5 was recorded off the coast of Bougainville Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, on April 19, 2014 at 13:27 UTC. USGS said this event is the latest in an ongoing sequence of seismicity in the same region over the past we

April 19, 2014

Russia won't import GMOs, has 'enough space and opportunities to produce organic food'

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that Russia will not import any more GMO food products or seeds.The Russian government has taken a bold stand against genetically altered food ingredients, believing there is no need for them in their country. Med

April 19, 2014

Massive earthquake M7.2 struck Guerrero, Mexico

Massive earthquake measuring M7.2 (downgraded from 7.5) on the Richter scale struck Guerrero, Mexico on April 18, 2014 at 14:27 UTC. USGS reported depth of 24 km (14.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at depth of 40 km. This powerful earthquake las

April 18, 2014

Strong, long duration, solar flare measuring M7.3 erupted from Region 2036

A strong, long duration, solar flare measuring M7.3 erupted from Region 2036 on April 18, 2014. This event started at 12:31, peaked at 13:03 and ended at 13:20 UTC.R2 Moderate radio blackout threshold was reached at 12:55 UTC - limited black

April 18, 2014

First images of Earth from ESA's new environmental satellite

European Space Agency (ESA) launched Sentinel-1A satellite on April 3, 2014 which opened a new page in the implementation of Copernicus, the largest civil Earth observation programme ever conceived​ and the second EU flagship space initia

April 18, 2014

Drought now affecting two-thirds of Texas

The State of Texas is growing thirstier with each and every passing day, as drought conditions continue to dry up the land. According to a new drought report from the Texas Water Development Board, the Lone Star State is now experiencing "worse" drought c

April 18, 2014

First Earth-size planet found In the 'habitable zone' of another star

Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet and could possibly sustain life. The planet, called

April 17, 2014

Activity intensifies at Ubinas volcano, Peru

Near-constant small to moderate explosions and ash emissions continue at Ubinas, most active volcano of Peru. As activity intensifies authorities are considering raising the alert level to orange after which the local communities will have to be evacuated.Orlan

April 17, 2014

M6.2 earthquake hit Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

Earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Balleny Islands region, Antarctica on April 17, 2014 at 15:06 UTC. USGS reported depth of 17.5 km (10.9 miles). Epicenter was located 511 km (318 miles) NW of Young Island and 1999 km (1242 miles) SSW of Invercargil

April 17, 2014

Three superfoods that can support brain function and prevent cognitive decline

People have long believed that cognitive decline is an inherent and inevitable symptom of aging. In reality, however, most age-related mental conditions -- from minor irritations like forgetfulness to serious neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia

April 17, 2014

Geoeffective region erupts with moderately strong M1.0 solar flare

Moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.0 erupted from Region 2035 (S17E18, Fkc/beta-gamma) on April 16, 2014. This event started at 19:54, peaked at 19:59 and ended at 20:04 UTC. A Type II Radio Emission with estimated velocity of 1071 km/s was a

April 16, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: April 9 - April 15, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from April 9 - April 15, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Popocatépetl, Mexico  | Reventador, Ecuador  | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA)  | Tungura

April 16, 2014

Swiss apartment village constructed for 'hypersensitives' - No perfume, mobile phones or Wi-Fi allowed

If the prospect of having to deal with a lifetime of pulsing radiation from smart meters, mercury from compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), fragrance chemicals from perfumes and deodorants, electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and all the other forms of damagi

April 16, 2014

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