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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 (, Natural News ( 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

Intense Tropical Cyclone Bejisa approaching Reunion and Mauritius

At 21:00 UTC on January 1, 2014 Tropical Cyclone "Bejisa", was located approximately 136 NM (251 km) northwest of St. Denis, La Reunion, and has tracked south- southeastward at 08 KT (14 km/h, 9.2 mph) over the past six hours. It is expected to

January 02, 2014

Strong M9.9 solar flare erupted from AR 1936

At 18:52 UTC today (January 1, 2014) strong solar flare measuring M9.9 erupted from Region 1936. R2 Moderate solar radiation storm was reported: area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth, limited blackout of HF

January 01, 2014

Night sky guide for January 2014

January 1 - New Moon - 11:14 UTC. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will be completely unilluminated. January 2, 3 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower peak nights. The Quadrantids have the potential to be

January 01, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: December 25 - December 31, 2013

New activity was observed at 3 volcanoes between December 25 and 31. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: | Nishimo-shima, Japan | San Miguel, El Salvador | Sinabung, Sumatra

January 01, 2014

Moderately strong M6.4 solar flare erupted from geoeffective region, glancing blow possible

Geoeffective AR 1936 (S16W36, Eac/beta-gamma-delta) produced an M6.4 solar flare on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. The event started at 21:45 and peaked at 21:58 UTC. It is possible that Earth-directed CME was associated, a glancing blow to our planet is

January 01, 2014

Researchers finally show how mindfulness and your thoughts can induce specific molecular changes to your genes

With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France

December 31, 2013

Creating water out of thin air - Ingenious billboard helps alleviate drinking water shortages

Using the power of technology to help ease water security issues, Peruvian ad agency Mayo DraftFCB and the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima have joined forces to create the first water-generating billboard. Built in Lima, Peru, the innovative structure

December 31, 2013

Researcher says extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture creating public health crisis

University of Calgary's Aidan Hollis advocates user fees on non-human antibiotics use Citing an overabundance in the use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries that poses a threat to public health, economics professor Aidan Hollis has

December 30, 2013