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A breakthrough in understanding the secret life of prion molecules

New research from David Westaway, PhD, of the University of Alberta and Jiri Safar, PhD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has uncovered a quality control mechanism in brain cells that may help keep deadly neurological diseases in check for months or

January 18, 2014

Low oxygen levels likely cause of mass fish die-off in Nevada, USA

Wildlife officials are trying to figure out the cause for mass die-off of fish in manmade lake Sparks Marina along U.S. Interstate 80 east of Reno. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy said that over the past month, an estimated 100 000 trout,

January 18, 2014

Giant trench discovered under Antarctic ice

UK scientists have discovered a giant trench under the ice in West Antarctica. The Ellsworth Trough trench is up to three kilometers deep and more than 300 kilometers long and up to 25 kilometers across (deeper than the Grand Canyon). The floor of this

January 18, 2014

Arctic cyclones more common than previously thought

Weather data at the Ohio Supercomputer Center reveals in a new study hundreds of smaller storms that had previously escaped detection. From 2000 to 2010, about 1 900 cyclones churned across the top of the world each year, leaving warm water and air in their

January 17, 2014

Inside the Natural News Forensic Food Lab

Natural News just launched a visual tour of their forensic food lab. See how they test foods for heavy metals, digest food samples, prepare external standards and introduce samples into the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry instrument (ICP-MS). Video

January 17, 2014

20 years after devastating M6.7 Northridge earthquake, Los Angeles

At 4:30 on the morning of January 17, 1994, some 10 million people in the Los Angeles region of southern California were awakened by the shaking of an earthquake. The earthquake, named for its epicenter in the town of Northridge, was a magnitude 6.7 (M = 6.7,

January 17, 2014

Study finds first conclusive evidence that proteins in human body vibrate in different patterns

Like the strings on a violin or the pipes of an organ, the proteins in the human body vibrate in different patterns, scientists have long suspected. Now, a new study provides what researchers say is the first conclusive evidence that this is true. Using a

January 16, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: January 8 - January 14, 2014

New activity was observed at 5 volcanoes in last 7 days. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest:  | Asosan, Kyushu | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Pacaya, Guatemala | San Miguel, El Salvador |

January 15, 2014

Key species of algae shows effects of climate change over time

Historical comparison of competition among algae in waters around the Pacific Northwest provides more evidence for increased ocean acidification. A study of marine life in the temperate coastal waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean shows a reversal of competitive

January 15, 2014

Radioactive fish continue to be caught near Fukushima

Japan used to account for 15 percent of global fish catches, but now, nearly three years after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami which struck Fukushima's Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, sales are plummeting in Fukushima and the surrounding

January 15, 2014

Chemical spill ruins water supply, sparks state of emergency in West Virginia, USA

More than 300,000 West Virginia residents in nine different counties as of Saturday are on day three of a do-not-use water order. The order was issued after the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a foaming agent used in the coal cleaning process, leaked through a

January 15, 2014

West African lion on the verge of extinction

A new study published in PLOS One journal last week warns that a dramatic decline of West African lions has placed them on the verge of extinction. Study authors call for urgent intervention to save them. The lion (Panthera leo) was the most

January 15, 2014

Sinabung roars - largest pyroclastic flows, thick ash layer, major hazard from lahars

The eruption of Indonesian Sinabung volcano intensified again today and produced pyroclastic flows reaching more than 5 - 6 km in length, the largest so far. Associated ash plumes rose to approximate altitude of 8 km (25 000 ft). Yesterday, the official

January 14, 2014

Sunspot 1944 unleashed M 1.3 solar flare

Decaying Active Region 1944 erupted impulsive M1.3 solar flare at 21:51 UTC on January 13, 2014. This active region is about to rotate onto the west limb. Active Region 1946 is also about to rotate behind the west limb. Other five visible regions remain

January 14, 2014

The future of space program – We should all share the same vision

Delegates from more than 30 countries have gathered last week in the US to try to map out a shared vision for future space exploration. The US State Department hosted the talks on Thursday, which included government representatives from countries traditionally seen

January 13, 2014

Strong and shallow M 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Puerto Rico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M 6.4 struck off the coast of Puerto Rico on January 13, 2014 at 04:01 UTC. USGS measured depth at 28 km (17.4 miles), EMSC at 20 km. Numerous aftershocks followed (M3.1 - 3.7). Epicenter was located 57 km

January 13, 2014

Comet-hunting probe Rosetta about to wake up, zero in and land on a comet

This month, after 10 years of traveling through our solar system, the first space mission designed to study and deliver a lander on a comet is up for a major milestone. Launched by European Space Agency (ESA) back in 2004, the

January 12, 2014

Why The World Exists: The origins of existence

From the size of an electron's charge to the cosmological constant, the universe appears to be mysteriously fine-tuned to support life. Can dark matter or infinite parallel universes explain why the world exists, or are such questions fundamentally

January 11, 2014

Dead Sea's water level still dropped in December, despite rainstorms

The level of the Dead Sea has continued to drop. Despite heavy rains in the past three monts and lower than normal temperatures, the Dead Sea has fallen another 3 cm. Water level has reached a level of 427.82 meters (1,403 feet) below sea level. Ten years

January 11, 2014

Tropical Cyclone Ian impacts Tonga

Powerful and rare Category 5 tropical cyclone is starting to affect northern Tonga archipelago. Tropical Cyclone Ian is a first cyclone of the South Pacific season, which typically runs from November through April. The Met

January 11, 2014

The cyborgs era has started - KIT scientists discuss the state of the art of research, opportunities, and risks

Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns. In their review entitled "Chemie der

January 10, 2014

Health Ranger announces discovery of Metals Capturing Capacity for foods, botanicals, herbs and dietary supplements

The Metals Capturing Capacity (MCC) describes the ability of any given food or dietary substance to bind with and "capture" a quantity of toxic elements such as lead, mercury, cadmium or even radioactive isotopes such as cesium-137. Mike Adams, the Health

January 09, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: January 1 - January 7, 2014

New activity was observed at 5 volcanoes in last 7 days. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Pagan, Mriana Islands | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | San Miguel,

January 08, 2014

Health Ranger announces discovery, documentation of Metals Retention Factor for foods, superfoods, herbs and supplements

This article explains the Metals Retention Factor (MRF), a food science breakthrough pioneered by Mike Adams. MRF stands for "Metals Retention Factor." A video explaining the Metals Retention Factor in more detail is available here. The existence of

January 08, 2014

Natural News launches Labs reference website with heavy metals results for foods, organics, supplements and more

In conjunction with the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (ConsumerWellness.org), Natural News (NaturalNews.com) has begun publishing heavy metals lab reports for off-the-shelf food products. With industrial pollution worsening and many "organic" foods now

January 08, 2014

Major solar flare measuring X1.2 erupted from geoeffective region, bright CME generated

Geoeffective Active Region 1944 (beta-gamma-delta) erupted with major solar flare measuring X1.2 at 18:32 UTC today. The event started at 18:04, peaked at 18:32 and ended at 18:58 UTC. A Type II radio emission was registered at 18:17 UTC with estimated

January 07, 2014

Strong M7.2 solar flare erupted from big central region on the Sun

Huge central region on the Sun, AR 1944 (Fkc/beta-gamma-delta) erupted with strong solar flare measuring M7.2 at its peak time today. The event started at 10:07, peaked at 10:13 and ended at 10:37 UTC. Region 1944 is the largest and most magnetically complex

January 07, 2014

Arctic blast hits Canada and USA

"Polar vortex" takes aim on United States with dangerous life-threatening temperatures. National Weather Service warned that much of the US will see coldest temperatures in about 20 years as an arctic cold front descends. A fresh blast of arctic air

January 06, 2014

Strong eruption of Mount Sinabung triggers more evacuations, preparing for worst-case scenario

Indonesian authorities are reporting that activity at Mount Sinabung volcano is still very high. Current eruptive phase started on January 4, when at least 5 pyroclastic flows traveled down on the southeastern side and reached lengths of up to 4 km.

January 05, 2014

When mind games masquerade as physics

While sensational news headlines sometimes laud definitive breakthroughs such as the so-called discovery of the God particle, more and more scientists are warning that physics has reached a state of crisis. In the video below, physicist Wal Thornhill

January 05, 2014

Moderate solar activity continues - big sunspot delivers goodies

One of the biggest active regions of this solar cycle, AR 1944 (S08E38, Fkc/beta-gamma-delta), responsible for 6 M-class solar flares in last 4 days, is rotating into more geoeffective position. The largest event it produced so far was a long

January 05, 2014

Breakthrough metamaterials may make buildings immune to earthquakes

For decades, architects, engineers and construction experts have struggled to find designs and materials that would make buildings more survivable during earthquakes. Now, finally, that breakthrough may have occurred. In fact, there are likely going to be many uses

January 03, 2014

Southern berm of Louisiana sinkhole sagging

An increasing trend of seismic activity at the Bayou Corne sinkhole near Oxy 3 cavern placed the sinkhole staff back on highest level alert late December 2013. Since August 2012 the sinkhole grew from 1 to more than 25 acres (10 hectares / 100 000

January 03, 2014

Minor geomagnetic storming, first auroras of 2014 - moderate solar activity to continue

High speed solar speed is creating brief periods of geomagnetic storming. High latitude skywatchers should be alert for auroras. Solar activity has been at moderate levels for the most of the day. There are 8 active sunspot regions on the Earth side of the

January 02, 2014

Newly discovered asteroid "2014 AA" burned up over the Atlantic

Newly discovered asteroid "2014 AA", approximately 2 - 4 meters in diameter, burned in our atmosphere around 05:00 UTC today. JPL's Steve Chesley noted that impact locations are widely distributed, most likely falling on an

January 02, 2014