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Typhoon "Kalmaegi" moves out of Philippines

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" struck northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday evening (September 14) with winds of 160 km/h (100 mph) causing floods in mountainous and farming regions of northern Luzon.Three people were killed and three others remain mi

September 15, 2014

Bright meteor observed over Bosnia and Herzegovina

A bright meteor was observed at 00:54 UTC on September 13 over Bosnia and Herzegovina and recorded by cameras of BiH meteor network run by Astronomical Society Orion and Federal Hydrometeorological Institute from Sarajevo. Mohammed Muminović from Astronomical Society O

September 14, 2014

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" aims Philippines

Tropical Depression 15W in Northwestern Pacific Ocean intensified early on September 12, 2014 and became a tropical storm re-named "Kalmaegi." PAGASA named te storm "Luis". By September 13, Kalmaegi became a typhoon.Terra/MODIS satellite image shows

September 13, 2014

CME impact from X1.6 solar flare generated strong G3 geomagnetic storm and bright auroras

The Earth's magnetic field got disturbed in response to the arrival of the September 10 halo CME caused by X1.6 solar flare. Magnetometers around the world recorded a Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse at 15:55 UTC which signaled the arrival of the CME at

September 12, 2014

Liberia runs out of hospital beds as Ebola cases increase exponentially, overwhelming healthcare system

As West Africa's Ebola epidemic continues to worsen, local healthcare systems are being completely overwhelmed. In Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, there is not a single bed available for any more patients.The WHO reports that more than 4,200 ca

September 12, 2014

Increased SO2 emissions from Holuhraun eruption site can pose health risk and affect global climate change

Earth has split open between the Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes in Iceland and spewed lava and hot gas. According to the University of Iceland, as of September 9, 2014, the new lava flow was 16 kilometers (10 miles) long and covered about 20 square kilometers (8

September 12, 2014

Intense hailstorm and flash flood hit Teruel, Spain

Short but intense hailstorm flooded the Spanish city of Teruel on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.Heavy downpour lasted only about 20 minutes but the amount of devastation it caused is still surprising. About 1 000 people were left without power, cars were washed away and cr

September 11, 2014

Impulsive M2.1 solar flare erupted off the east limb

A moderately strong solar flare reaching M2.1 at its peak time erupted from a region located off the east limb today. The event started at 15:20, peaked at 15:26 and ended at 15:31 UTC.If CME was generated by this eruption Earth directed component is very unlikely. Howe

September 11, 2014

Tropical Storm "Odile" strengthening off the Pacific coast of Mexico

The fifteenth tropical disturbance developed on September 10, 2014 in Eastern Pacific Ocean and shortly afterward, it strengthened into a tropical storm and was renamed Odile. Satellite imagery show that Odile has a large area of heavy thunderstorms that are slowly

September 11, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: September 3 - 9, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 8 volcanoes from September 3 - 9, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Bardarbunga, Iceland | Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) |

September 11, 2014

Two CMEs heading toward Earth, severe geomagnetic storms expected

There are currently two Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) heading toward our planet and their combined arrival is expected to spark severe geomagnetic storms.The first one, released by the long duration M4.5 solar flare on September 9, is expected to hit Earth's magneti

September 11, 2014

Eliminating the mother of all physics myths

Today if you are one of the lucky physicists who is supported by mass media you can say anything you want and it will be considered physics fact. You can propose a new imaginary particle and call it the God particle, Devil particle, Angel particle, Ghost particle and ev

September 11, 2014

Major solar flare measuring X1.6 erupts, sends Earth directed CME

A major solar flare measuring X1.6 at its peak time erupted on September 10, 2014. The source was geoeffective Active Region 2158 located almost at the center of the disk. The event started at 17:21, peaked at 17:45 and ended at 18:20 UTC.Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was

September 10, 2014

Sadal village completely submerged by a landslide, Jammu and Kashmir

Landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains has completely submerged Sadal village in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Udhampur, Khalil Ahmed Poswal said around 22 to 23 houses were buried in the de

September 10, 2014

British weather set to become more unsettled

British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield.The new research, published on September 9, 2014, in the International Journal of Climatology,

September 10, 2014

Strong earthquake M6.2 registered off the coast of Modayag, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Modayag, Indonesia on September 10, 2014, at 02:46 UTC. USGS reports depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Australia Geoscience is reporting preliminary magnitude of M6.6 at shallow depth of

September 10, 2014

Preliminary map of Rosetta's target - comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

The preliminary map of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and new high resolution images from OSIRIS instrument were released at special session at EPSC yesterday. This is the first time a cometary surface was seen in such detail. In some of the images, one pixel correspon

September 09, 2014

Remnants of Hurricane "Norbert" produced record breaking rainfall in U.S. Southwest

Record breaking rainfall produced by the remnants of former Hurricane "Norbert" drenched much of the U.S. Southwest on September 8, 2014. Flash flooding in southern Arizona resulted in deaths of two people. Massive rainfall and flash flooding was also seen in

September 09, 2014

Jellyfish Flame on the International Space Station

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station report seeing flames that behave like jellyfish while conducting experiments on how fuel burns in microgravity. They’re looking at how quickly it burns, the conditions needed for soot to form – and how mixtu

September 09, 2014

Research shows historic decline in Pacific walrus population

A recent study by scientists at the USGS quantified the historic Pacific walrus population and found that their numbers roughly halved between 1981 and 1999. The 18 year decline identified by the study was not steady across that period. The decline was most severe in th

September 09, 2014

Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria

Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester.Although bacteria with waste-eating properties have been discovered in relatively pristine

September 09, 2014

Flash floods death toll in Pakistan and India keeps rising

The death toll from flash floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Authorities in both countries warned of more flooding in the days ahead. Heavy rain and floods that started on September 3 have also triggered landslides in Kashmir region

September 09, 2014

Long duration M4.5 solar flare erupts from region 2158

Active Region 2158 produced a long duration M4.5 solar flare on September 9, 2014. The event started at 23:12, peaked at 00:29 and ended at 01:31 UTC. A Type II (999 km/s) and IV radio emissions as well as 10cm Radio Burst were associated with the event. Coronal Ma

September 09, 2014

Binary asteroid 2002 CE26 to safely flyby Earth on September 9, 2014

Asteroid 2014 RC flew past Earth yesterday and left a warning sign in Nicaragua's capital Managua but there is another and bigger asteroid approaching our planet.Discovered on February 10, 2002, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (L

September 08, 2014

Meteorite hits Nicaragua's capital, leaves 12-meter wide crater

A meteorite hit Nicaragua's capital Managua around 05:00 UTC on Sunday, September 7, and left a 12-meter wide crater in a wooded area near the city's airport. The meteorite impact was accompanied by a loud boom and a burning smell.

September 08, 2014

Zhupanovsky erupts, sends ash plume up to 11.6 km a.s.l. - Kamchatka

The Zhupanovsky volcano in Kamchatka (Russia) erupted several times today and sent ash plume to an altitude of about 11.6 km above sea level. According to Tokyo VAAC, ash plume drifted southeast. Travel firms have been advised not conduct guided tour

September 07, 2014

Michael Steinbacher: Catastrophist geology

The modern awareness that plasma composes most of the universe requires a reevaluation of theories dating from earlier times. Plasma is electrically active and employs forces that can be many times stronger than those of mechanical erosion and tectonics. One possible mo

September 07, 2014

The Comedy of Errors: Scientific errors and new adventures

If a scientific theory throws up errors, we dump it or change it. At least that's the idea. But is the reality very different? Should we accept that our truths and errors are dependent on our models and paradigms, or would this bring scientific progress to a halt?Th

September 07, 2014

How many lakes are there in the whole world?

Finland is called ‘the land of a thousand lakes’. On registration plates in Minnesota it says ‘10,000 lakes!’, and in Sweden there are about 100,000 lakes. But how many lakes are there in the whole world? New research from Uppsala University give

September 07, 2014

Moderate M1.1 solar flare erupted from Region 2157

Active Region 2157 unleashed M1.1 solar flare on September 6, 2014. The event started at 16:50, peaked at 17:09 and ended at 17:22 UTC.This region is located in the southeast quadrant and has 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic configuration (capable of produc

September 06, 2014

Hurricane "Norbert" hits Mexico, forces evacuations

Tropical Storm "Norbert" was formed on September 2 about 180 miles (285 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico's Pacific coast. Around 03:00 UTC on Friday, September 5, Norbert was Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained

September 06, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit Easter Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Easter Island, Chile, on September 6, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 50

September 06, 2014

Bardarbunga eruption intensifies - two new effusive fissures opened up, Iceland

Two new effusive fissures have opened up in the Holuhraun eruption (Bardarbunga volcano), about 2 kilometres north of the Dyngjujokull outlet glacier.  Lava is streaming out of the new fissures, but they are smaller than the one that started erupting last Sunday.&n

September 05, 2014

Asteroid 2014 RC to flyby through Earth-Moon system on September 7, 2014

Newly discovered 20-meters wide (60 feet) asteroid named 2014 RC will enter the Earth - Moon system on Sunday, September 7, 2014, and flyby just 40 000 km (25 000 miles / 0.1 LD) from Earth. That's almost inside the orbit of geosynchronous

September 05, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: August 27 - September 2, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from August 27 - September 2, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 19 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan)  | Bardarbunga, Iceland  | Rabaul, New Britian (Papua New Gui

September 04, 2014