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internet censorship

Internet kill switch - Urgent global action needed as "internet as we know it" comes under very real threat

United Nations body, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), has asked for the kill switch to the internet, leaving cyberspace subject to political control and constant monitoring. Civil rights groups, big communications corporations including Google and

November 12, 2012


'Proof of Heaven' documents existence of afterlife, multiverse, intelligent life beyond Earth, multidimensional realities

There's a secret that's much bigger than politics, health freedom, science or even the entire history of the human race. That secret remains entirely unacknowledged -- even condemned -- by the scientific community, and yet it is the single most important secret about

November 12, 2012


Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake M 6.8 hit Myanmar

Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake Magnitude 6.8 hit Myanmar on November 11, 2012 at 01:12 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter location was 56 km (34 miles) NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar and 117 km (72 miles) N of Mandalay, Myanmar at coordinates 23.014°N,

November 11, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: October 31 – November 6, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 1 volcano, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from October 31 – November 6, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Kizimen, Eastern

November 08, 2012


M1.7 solar flare erupted from Region 1611 - backsided full-halo CME observed

Solar flare measuring M1.7 erupted on November 8, 2012 at 02:23 UTC. The source of this event is newly formed region rotating into view, Region 1611 (N12E66). The event started at 02:28, peaked at 02:23 and ended at 02:25 UTC. Type II Radio Emission was recorded

November 08, 2012


STEREO satellites recorded 8 CME's over two-day period

The Sun produced a series of at least eight coronal mass ejections (CMEs) over a two-day period (November, 2-4, 2012). Some of them overlapped each other as the Sun burst some of them into space in a rapid-fire style. The series was taken by the STEREO Ahead spacecraft

November 07, 2012


Massive earthquake M 7.4 strikes Champerico, Guatemala

Massive and deadly earthquake with recorded magnitude 7.4 hit Guatemala on November 7, 2012 at 16:35 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 24 km (14 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala and 61 km (37 miles) SSW of San Sebastian, Guatemala at

November 07, 2012


Kamchatkan Kizimen volcano eruption captured by MODIS

Kizimen volcano, (Kamchatka) which erupted for the first time in 81 years in December 2010, continues to emit gas and ash. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured these natural-color (top) and false-color

November 05, 2012


SAMPEX - Earth's radiation belts

This is a simulation of the Earth's radiation belts constructed from SAMPEX data around the time of the 2003 Halloween solar storms. In this visualization, we present the belts in cross-section to provide a better view of their interior structure.The Earth's

November 05, 2012

sierra nevada mountains

Climate change affecting overall weather patterns and could affect water availability in California

In a recent article published on University of California, MERCED website researchers say California won’t see a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy because the Pacific Ocean is too cold to feed that kind of weather system, but weather can have comparable extreme

November 03, 2012


Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at background levels

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 a small earthquake swarm occurred under the Yellowstone caldera. The quakes were few and very small and were no indicator of an impending eruption. On the contrary, it completely falls under what is normal behavior of an active

November 02, 2012


The explosion that shattered solar theory

In January 2005, some remarkable things happened on the Sun, and the implications are still reverberating through the scientific community. Between January 15th and 19th four powerful solar flares erupted from "sunspot 720", shown in the picture above. Then on January

November 01, 2012


Active volcanoes in the world: October 24 – October 30, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 2 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from October 24 – October 30, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is

November 01, 2012

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Martian soil similar to weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin in Hawaii

Mars rover Curiosity has completed the first-ever detailed X-ray analysis of Martian sand showing the mineralogy of Martian soil is similar to weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin in Hawaii.Curiosity used its Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument (CheMin) to

October 31, 2012


New Jersey devastated - Ruptured gas lines, fires rage on island of Mantoloking

Flames were burning all over the cut-off barrier island of Mantoloking, New Jersey on Wednesday morning, October 31, 2012 after severe devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. There was a large cluster of flames and smaller fires spread out from it, with some flames

October 31, 2012


New deep-space mission tracking station nears inauguration

ESA's new deep-space mission tracking station is nearing inauguration in Malargüe, Argentina, 1000 km west of Buenos Aires. Deep Space Antenna 3 (DSA 3) will ensure reliable communications with missions voyaging hundreds of millions of kilometres into our Solar

October 31, 2012


Sandy's deadly aftermath - millions without power, major flooding and destruction

As Hurricane Sandy churned slowly inland US, millions along the East Coast awoke on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 without power or mass transit.By latest reports more than 150 people were killed in US. New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial market closed

October 30, 2012

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Tropical Cyclone Nilam headed toward India - coastal areas brace for impact tomorrow

Coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in India braced for a Tropical Cyclone Nilam expected to make landfall tomorrow.By JTWC report issued 15:00 UTC (October 30, 2012) Nilam was located approximately 265 NM southeast of Chennai, India, and has tracked

October 30, 2012

sandy track list of nuclear stations to the arrival point area. Radius 200 km

Three nuclear power plants shut down as Sandy ravages northeastern US

Hurricane Sandy forced three nuclear power plants to shut and put another on alert as federal regulators dispatched inspectors to monitor 11 facilities in the path of the storm.(1) An alert was declared at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey because

October 30, 2012


Hurricane Sandy - live coverage, latest public advisory and satellite imagery

Follow latest Hurricane Sandy conditions, public advisory, satellite imagery and live web cam with us. Livestream Storm Cam - "Sandycam" is located on top of Livestream's World Headquarters in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City. The camera is mounted on the roof facing

October 29, 2012


Typhoon Son-Tinh - Red alert for wind impact in Vietnam, China

Up to 5.5 million people people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above. In addition, 3.2 million people people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.Typhoon Son-Tinh struck Vietnam at about 0:00 UTC on

October 28, 2012


Strong aftershock M 6.3 struck Canada's Haida Gwaii region - Aftershock list

Canada's Haida Gwaii region struck strong aftershock at 18:54 UTC on October 28, 2012 according to USGS. This is still preliminary magnitude but the event was reviewed by seismologist. Epicenter was located 159 km (98 miles) SSW of Masset, Canada at

October 28, 2012

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USGS storm-surge sensors deployed ahead of TS Sandy

Storm response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing more than 150 storm-tide sensors at key locations along the Atlantic Coast -- from the Chesapeake Bay to Massachusetts -- in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy.Working with various

October 28, 2012


Earth’s magnetosphere behaves like a sieve

ESA’s quartet of satellites studying Earth’s magnetosphere, Cluster, has discovered that our protective magnetic bubble lets the solar wind in under a wider range of conditions than previously believed.Earth’s magnetic field is our planet’s first line of

October 27, 2012


Submarine eruption at Havre volcano built a new volcanic cone

New Zealand scientists investigating an active Kermadec undersea volcano Havre discovered significant changes to the seafloor during its last eruption on July 19, 2012. The eruption was captured by a Nasa satellite, and a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion patrol...

October 27, 2012


New online science resource available for educators, students and anybody willing to learn

NASA started a new online science resource for teachers and students to help bring Earth, the solar system, and the universe into their schools and homes called NASA Wavelength.The site features hundreds of resources organized by topic and audience level from

October 26, 2012


NOAA, National Archives team up with citizen-scientists to reconstruct historical climate of the Arctic

Before there were satellites or weather data transmitters or computer databases, there were Arctic sea voyages and sailors dutifully recording weather observations in ship logs. Now a new crowdsourcing effort could soon make a wealth of weather data from these ship

October 26, 2012

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Aftermath of Saturn's record-setting storm revealed

The heat-seeking capabilities of the international Cassini spacecraft and two ground-based telescopes have provided the first look at the aftermath of Saturn’s ‘Great Springtime Storm’. Concealed from the naked eye, a giant oval vortex is persisting long after

October 25, 2012


The 2012 Earth-orbiting heliophysics fleet

Since Sentinels of the Heliosphere in 2008, there have been a few new missions, and a few missions have been shut down. As of Fall of 2012, here's a tour of the NASA Near-Earth Heliophysics fleet, covering the space from near-Earth orbit out to the orbit of the

October 25, 2012

October 18 2012 — Kīlauea. View of the lava lake at Kīlauea’s summit at sunset. USGS

Active volcanoes in the world: October 17 - October 23, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 3 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from October 17 – October 23, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is

October 25, 2012

india ban monsanto

India prepares to kick Monsanto to the curb

India, the world's second-most populous country and one of its poorest, has apparently had enough of agribusiness giant Monsanto.According to a recent story in Science magazine:Sounding what some regard as the death knell for the development of genetically

October 23, 2012


Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands

A strong M6.0 earthquake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 9:39 UTC on October 23, 2012.Epicenter was located 398 km (247 miles) SE from Isangel, Vanuatu and 401 km (249 miles) ESE from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia; at coordinates 22.316°S, 171.67

October 23, 2012

oct 22 2012 m5+

Moderate solar flare reaching M5.06 took place at 18:51 UTC

A moderate solar flare reaching M5.06 took place at 18:51 UTC on October 22, 2012. The responsible Region was again 1598. The event started at 18:38, peaked at 18:51 and ended at 19:01 UTC.Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5Serial Number: 99Issue Time: 2012 Oct 22

October 22, 2012


Dr. Gerda Horneck - Introduction to Astrobiology

In this introductory lecture, Dr. Gerda Horneck of the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne describes Astrobiology as a newly emerging field of science.Astrobiology comprises the study of the overall pattern of chemical evolution of potential precursors of

October 22, 2012


A chunk of meteor that exploded over Bay Area last week found in Novato

A chunk of meteor that exploded over Bay Area, California, was found in the backyard of Lisa Webber home on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Peter Jenniskens, a leading meteor hunter at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, confirmed that the space rock was indeed debris from

October 22, 2012


Iceland earthquake swarm, October 20 - 22, 2012

Icelandic Met Office is reporting 451 earthquakes since Saturday, October 20, 2012.Earthquake count: Magnitude less than 1 in all:  14 Magnitude 1 to 2 in all:  190 Magnitude 2 to 3 in all:  191 Magnitude more than 3 in all:  56 Total: 451Earthquake

October 22, 2012

SDO AIA 171 M9 oct 17 2012

Space weather highlights: October 15 - 21, 2012

Solar activity ranged from low to high levels in last 7 days. Activity was low during October 15 - 19 due to mostly low-level C-class flares. The largest flare of this interval was a C7 on October 17, 2012 at 08:02 UTC from Region 1596 (N07, L=150, class/area

October 22, 2012

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M1.3 solar flare erupted from Region 1598

A moderate solar flare peaking at M1.38 erupted from emerging Region 1598 on October 21, 2012. This latest M-class eruption started at 19:46, peaked at 20:03 and ended at 20:20 UTC. Region 1598 was the source of yesterdays strong M9 solar flare and is moving into more

October 21, 2012


Groundbreaking study: Aronia, curcumin extracts effectively kill brain cancer cell line

Researchers from the Department of Natural Sciences at Middlesex University in the U.K. have made a fascinating discovery concerning two natural "superfood" compounds and their ability to kill cancer cells. It turns out that both chokeberry extract (Aronia

October 21, 2012

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Strong solar flare reaching M9.0 took place at 18:14 UTC

A strong solar flare reaching M9.0 took place at 18:14 UTC on October 20, 2012. Sunspot that produced it is rotating into view off the eastern limb. Associated was Type II Radio Emission. Estimated velocity was 516 km/s. Coronal mass ejection (CME) was associated but

October 20, 2012