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Vast new freshwater sources discovered under the sea

A new study, published December 5 in the international scientific journal Nature, reveals that vast underwater offshore reserves of fresh and brackish water are a global phenomenon. The discovery is providing new opportunities to stave off a looming global

December 09, 2013

Andromedid meteor outburst in progress

The Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) is detecting an outburst of Andromedid meteors today. "Meteor rates last night were near 20 per hour (ZHR)," reports Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "The shower could increase in

December 08, 2013

Comet ISON mysteries continue - Space News from Electric Universe

In November 2013, skywatchers around the world eagerly awaited the approach of Comet ISON. Dubbed the "Comet of the Century" by several in the media, some astronomers had predicted a stupendous cometary display as Comet ISON approached its perihelion. The

December 08, 2013

Another episode of strong explosive activity at Kliuchevskoi, Kamchatka

Another phase of strong explosive activity occurred late on December 7 (morning of December 8 by Kamchatka time), generating a dense ash plume that rose to altitude of approximately 5.5 km and drifted 400 km to the north-east.  This is the

December 08, 2013

Newly discovered Comet Lovejoy visible by naked eye in northern hemisphere - images

The past few weeks have been an unusually active time for comet watchers as four comets were visible simultaneously with binoculars: ISON, Lovejoy, Encke, and LINEAR. Although less known than ISON, newly discovered

December 08, 2013

Geomagnetic storming sparked by coronal hole high speed stream in progress

Earth is now under the influence of a stronger than expected coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storming has been observed and continued low-level storming is possible over the next 24 hours as Earth remains under the influence of

December 08, 2013

Seed diversity has collapsed more than 12-fold since early 1900s

From the looks of an average produce section in a typical American supermarket, it might seem like modern society has access to basically every major type of fruit, vegetable and herb one could want. But a survey conducted by the U.S. National Seed Storage Laboratory

December 07, 2013

Moderate M1.2 solar flare erupted around AR 1909

Moderate solar flare measuring M1.2 erupted today from around AR 1909. The event started at 07:17, peaked at 07:29 and ended at 07:49 UTC. Region 1909 (S17W50, Dso/beta) is decreasing in size but maintains some magnetic complexity. A 10 cm Radio Burst

December 07, 2013

Geminid meteor shower peaks around December 13/14, 2013

Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. This year's meteor shower peak is expected around December 13/14. Visual meteor rates are still low, but first meteorids will start appear in

December 06, 2013

Deta Elis, groundbreaking Star Trek medicine a reality – bioresonance

Thought doctor McCoy had it good with his equipment on the Starship Enterprise? Wait until you get a load of what is coming to revolutionize the world of medicine. Medicine just got exciting thanks to Russian scientists and over 17 years of in-depth research. The

December 06, 2013

Northern Europe under the worst storm since 1953 - Hurricane Xaver

Powerful Atlantic storm named Xaver, the worst since 1953, has tracked east to the north of Scotland overnight, bringing very strong winds across northern parts of the UK. Severe storm and flooding warnings are in effect for the UK, Netherlands, Denmark,

December 05, 2013

Revolutionary artificial heart containing miniaturized space technology ready for human trials

Human trials for revolutionary artificial heart are now approved in 5 international cardiac surgery centers. The new prosthetic, ESA said in a press release today, is the brainchild of the visionary cardiac surgeon, Professor Alain Carpentier, and the result of 15

December 05, 2013

Gamma ray burst stuns astronomers - Space News from Electric Universe

The most intense electromagnetic event known to occur in the heavens is the gamma-ray burst. For many years, scientists have claimed that most gamma ray burst occur when stars run out of nuclear fuel then collapse to form a black hole, neutron star or quark star.

December 05, 2013

Active volcanoes in the world: November 27 - December 3, 2013

During past seven days 5 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from November 27 - December 3, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

December 05, 2013

Signs of water found in the atmospheres of 5 distant exoplanets

The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system, but a paper published yesterday in Astrophysical Journal is the first one that conclusively measured and compared the profiles and

December 04, 2013

The world outside my window - Time-lapse of Earth from the ISS

This great montage of time-lapse photography from the International Space Station was made by David Peterson and collected from many images taken in Expeditions 29, 30 and 31.  The goal with this sequence was to bring a bit more attention to the

December 04, 2013

Dense plume from Sakura-jima volcano seen by satellite

When Sakura-jima volcano erupted on November 23, 2013, it emitted a dense plume of ash over the Japanese island of Kyushu. Currently Japan’s most active volcano, Sakura-jima explodes several hundred times each year but these eruptions are usually

December 04, 2013

Fukushima's two worst-case scenarios explained by Arnie Gundersen

Recently, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the Tokyo Electric and Power Co., or TEPCO, to decommission two more reactors at its Fukushima power plant, which was heavily damaged following an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The reactors, 5 and 6, were

December 04, 2013

Earth-watcher Proba-V ready to provide global vegetation data

Launched by a Vega rocket from French Guiana in the early hours of May 7, 2013, the Proba-V miniaturised satellite is designed to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days at a resolution of 330 m. Today, less than seven months

December 03, 2013

Niijima - newly emerged Japanese island is growing, eruption still in progress

Japanese coast guard reported yesterday that newly emerged volcanic island near Nishino-shima (Ogasawara/Bonin) is still growing. The island was named Niijima and if continues to grow, it is expected to merge with Nishino-shima. Volcanic

December 03, 2013

Powerful eruption of Mount Etna - tall lava fountains and lava flows - 19th paroxysm

Since the late afternoon of December 2, 2013, vigorous strombolian activity was taking place at Etna's New Southeast Crater. This activity was accompanied by a gradual increase in the volcanic tremor amplitude. A dilute eruptive plume composed mostly

December 03, 2013

Shiveluch spews ash 9 km into the air, Kamchatka

According to the Kamchatkan territorial emergency situations department, Shiveluch volcano erupted Tuesday afternoon, December 2, and spewed ash nine kilometers into the air. The ash cloud streched northwest, bypassing populated areas. Rescuers

December 03, 2013

Fukushima director warns Britain it may be next

In an interview with the Guardian, the man in charge of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has warned that a similar disaster could easily befall any of the world's nuclear power plants. Commenting on the United Kingdom's plans to build a

December 02, 2013

Kliuchevskoi eruption photographed from ISS

When viewing conditions are favorable, astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) can take unusual and striking images of the Earth. This astronaut photograph provides a view of an eruption plume emanating from Kliuchevskoi Volcano (also

December 02, 2013

Eric Dollard live interview by Aaron Murakami

Eric P. Dollard is the only man known to be able to accurately reproduce many of Tesla's experiments with Radiant Energy and wireless transmission of power. This phone conference interview has some general updates and live questions from the

December 02, 2013

15 signs that we are near the peak of an absolutely massive stock market bubble

One of the men that won the Nobel Prize for economics this year says that "bubbles look like this" and that he is "most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market."  But you don't have to be a Nobel Prize winner to see what is

December 02, 2013

Amazon to deploy army of robotic flying drones to deliver packages straight to your doorstep

In news that has shocked the world, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has publicly announced an ambitious plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes using airborne robotic drones. The story was unveiled by 60 Minutes on Sunday. More than a mere pipe

December 02, 2013

Northern Europe prepares for powerful storm system

Northern Europe is bracing for powerful storm system expected to reach land by the middle and end of the week. The system will begin to organize on Tuesday, December 3, near southern Greenland and move eastward toward Scotland, Scandinavia and northern mainland

December 02, 2013

Space rivalry - India to Mars, China to Moon, Russia delivers holiday goods to ISS

India and China have both made huge steps in their national space programs in last 30 days. At 17:30 UTC on December 1, 2013, China has launched its first lunar rover mission which should land in the Moon's northern hemisphere in

December 01, 2013

Night sky guide for December 2013

December 3 - New Moon - From about 00:22 UTC the Moon will not be visible from Earth as it will be directly between the Earth and the Sun. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because

December 01, 2013

M 6.3 earthquake hit Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia

Shallow M 6.3 earthquake (USGS/EMSC) hit Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia at 01:24 UTC on December 1, 2013. Epicenter was located 343km (213mi) WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia and 351km (218mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

December 01, 2013

Two massive lakes discovered underneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

According to recently published study, two massive subglacial lakes have been discovered 800 meters beneath surface of the melting Greenland Ice Sheet. Lakes discovered by researchers from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at the University of

November 30, 2013

It's alive!

Just as we all accepted that the Comet ISON has most likely disintegrated under the high heat and gravitational stress of the Sun, amazing sungrazer came ALIVE, gaining more brightness. Thousands watched ISON's journey through the solar system and its unusual

November 29, 2013

Spectacular 18th paroxysm at Mt. Etna, Italy

Spectacular lava bubbles over the New SE crater announced 18th paroxysm of Mt. Etna in Italy. The eruption continues to increase and there are now at least 2 vents producing lava fountains. A tall ash plume triggered the temporary airspace closure over

November 28, 2013

Comet ISON vs The Sun - Updates

​Latest updates: December 2, 2013 13:45 UTC Comet ISON's November adventures video by Sun Whisperers 13:43 UTC Latest CIOC update: In Memoriam: "...Never one to follow convention, ISON lived a dynamic and unpredictable life,

November 28, 2013