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Major winter storm produced snow and ice from NYC to Chicago, left more than 100 000 without power

A powerful winter storm swept across parts United States on February 12 and 13, 2019, producing snow and ice and causing major problems on the roads over almost all of the Midwest and Northeast. At least two people have been killed. The snow and ice combination...

February 13, 2019

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Van Allen Probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts

NASA's twin Van Allen Probes, launched in August 2012 and originally designed as a two-year mission, are starting a new and final phase in their exploration. On February 12, 2019, one of the twin Van Allen Probes begins a series of orbit descent maneuvers to...

February 12, 2019

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Heaviest January snowfall in 48 years helps drought-stricken Pakistan

Pakistan's mountainous areas received heavy snowfall in January 2019, helping the country whose fresh water is running out at an alarming rate. The country's northern hilly areas received up to 1.8 and 2.1 m (6 and 7 feet) in January and the first week of...

February 11, 2019

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Massive flash floods hit Atacama desert, Chile

Heavy showers on high altitudes in northern Chile have caused dry river beds to become rushing torrents of water over the past couple of days. Major floods across the desert region of Atacama and continued through February 8. The flooding has left one dead, one...

February 08, 2019

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Tornado hits Faridabad, intense hailstorm Delhi-NCR, India

Severe thunderstorms dropped heavy rain and hail on parts of Delhi NCR, India late February 7, 2019 (local time). It was a long-awaited rain after two weeks without a drop. However, as the storm pushed east a tornado formed and hit Faridabad, in the neighboring...

February 08, 2019

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80 000 people affected, thousands of tents and homes destroyed in severe flash floods, Syria

Severe flash flooding affecting Syria since the end of 2018 has affected more than 80 000 people, destroyed thousands of tents and caused concrete houses to collapse in Idleb and Aleppo provinces of northwest Syria. This area of the country has a high proportion of...

February 08, 2019

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Earth Catastrophe Cycle: Dig In

Dig in... or don't... you might survive anyway. This is episode 16 of Ben Davidson's Earth Catastrophe Cycle - Dig in. Episode 15 was the first episode in the series to deal with surviving the catastrophe unleashed by our Sun going micronova. In this...

February 07, 2019

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200 tons of TNT blasts largest landslide dam in recent years, Russia

Following three weeks of preparation under -30 °C (-22 °F) and strong ice winds, Russian military finally blew up a huge natural dam in the remote Russian region of Khabarovsk. The dam was created on the Bureya River mid-December 2018 after a 'large and...

February 07, 2019

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Rapid freezing of Great Lakes

A rapid increase of ice coverage was observed on the Great Lakes following well below normal coverage during the first half of January and extremely cold Arctic Air that brought widespread record-breaking temperatures at the end of the month. After a few days of...

February 05, 2019

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Earth Catastrophe Cycle: Signs on the Sun - Surviving the nova

This is episode 15 of Ben Davidson's Earth Catastrophe Cycle - Signs on the Sun of a micronova or super flare to come. It is the first episode in a series to deal with surviving the catastrophe unleashed by our Sun going micronova. Ben also explains how we can...

February 05, 2019

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Extratropical volcanoes more efficient than tropical in terms of hemispheric cooling

An international study published this week in Nature Geoscience argues that explosive extratropical volcanic eruptions, those taking place in mid and high latitudes, have a much stronger influence on climate than was previously assumed. In recent decades,...

January 31, 2019

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Study: Ultra-slow earthquake indicates deep crustal movement near Istanbul, Turkey

GFZ Potsdam scientists analyzed a large transient strainmeter signal recorded along the southern shore of the eastern Sea of Marmara region in northwestern Turkey after M4.4 earthquake. The strain signal lasted about 50 days, indicating deep crustal movement near...

January 31, 2019

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1 billion years of Moon impacts converted into music

Scientists have recently been able to determine the age of 111 of the Moon's larger impact craters that are younger than about 1 billion years. Here you can listen to these impacts occur within 1 minute with larger craters producing louder and deeper notes. The...

January 22, 2019

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Moon sheds light on Earth’s impact history

By analyzing data on lunar craters provided by the Diviner instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have made a fascinating discovery about the history of impacts on both the Earth and the Moon. According to the first comprehensive timeline of...

January 22, 2019

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Earth Catastrophe Cycle: Solar Micronova III

Micronova evidence from the Moon, evidence from the past, and the physics of nova-level electricity. This is Episode 11 of Ben Davidson's Earth Catastrophy Cycle. "It would be the most dynamic coronal mass ejection in modern history, recreating its spectrum...

January 22, 2019

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Comprehensive simulation of a solar flare

A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the solar surface, to the emergence of tangled magnetic field lines, to...

January 21, 2019

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Ottawa hit by coldest snowstorm in more than 120 years, Canada

On January 20, 2019, Canadian capital Ottawa experienced its coldest day with significant snowfall in more than 120 years. The daytime high temperatures in the city reached -19.3 °C (-2.74 °F) with a low of -24.2 °C (-11.5 °F) on January 19, but the...

January 21, 2019

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Earth Catastrophe Cycle: Pole shift

Here's another excellent video by Ben Davidson... part 9 of Earth Catastrophe Cycle - Pole shift. Solar flares are already known to change the Earth's rotation, now imagine one 100 to 1 000 times larger than what is known. How does the crust unlock from the...

January 15, 2019

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Researchers define a new ocean-life zone, name it the Rariphotic

Smithsonian scientists have recently defined a new ocean-life zone, comprising of reef fishes, including numerous new species, that live well below shallow coral reefs. The new zone was named Rariphotic. The new zone was defined based on the unique fish fauna...

April 04, 2018

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REEF - A new measure of earthquake ruptures

A team of seismologists has developed a new measurement of seismic energy release that can be applied to large earthquakes. Called the Radiated Energy Enhancement Factor (REEF), it provides a measure of earthquake rupture complexity that better captures variations...

April 04, 2018

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Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

A large crack, stretching several kilometers, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area. The Earth is an...

March 30, 2018

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Study suggests Modern grand solar minimum in 2020 - 2053

Theoretical astrophysicist Valentina Zharkova, lead author of the study that reproduced the summary curve of solar activity for the last 3 000 years and predicted Modern grand minimum in 2020 - 2055, recently spoke with Jake and Mari of The Grand Solar Minimum...

March 30, 2018

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Energy from Space - The Shift Has Begun

Earth and Sun's fields are weakening and we're exiting the magnetic dust cloud. At the same time, our three shields against energy from space are disappearing, we are showing increased vulnerability to space weather from our sun, and cosmic rays are already...

February 28, 2018

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Earth's magnetic flip and what it means for human civilization

Earth's magnetic field has flipped many times throughout history and is now on its way toward another reversal. While the topic was highly controversial in the 20th century, numerous studies over the past decades have proven this as a fact, that it's...

February 08, 2018

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National emergency due to serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world, U.S.

On December 20, 2017, the president of the United States signed an Executive Order declaring a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world and providing for the imposition of sanctions on actors engaged in these...

December 22, 2017

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IceCube experiment measures Earth's ability to absorb neutrinos

For the first time, a science experiment has measured Earth's ability to absorb neutrinos - the smaller-than-an-atom particles that zoom throughout space and through us by the trillions every second at nearly the speed of light. The experiment was achieved with...

November 24, 2017

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Mysterious deep-Earth seismic signature explained

New research on oxygen and iron chemistry under the extreme conditions found deep inside the Earth could explain a longstanding seismic mystery called ultralow velocity zones. The findings could have far-reaching implications on our understanding of Earth's...

November 24, 2017

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Thunderstorms create radioactivity

A new study, published this week in Nature, shows that thunderstorms can also produce radioactivity by triggering nuclear reactions in the atmosphere. This may sound like the plot of a blockbuster science fiction disaster. But in reality, it’s nothing to worry...

November 23, 2017

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Currents in the atmosphere and 2017 Atlantic hurricanes

Tracking the aerosols carried on the winds let scientists see the currents in our atmosphere. This visualization follows sea salt, dust, and smoke from July 31 to November 1, 2017, to reveal how these particles are transported across the map. The first thing that is...

November 15, 2017

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Intergalactic plasma filaments confirmed?

On the Space News series, a clear picture of cosmic scale phenomena has emerged: networks of filaments pervade space and are closely linked to the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies. The electric universe and plasma cosmology have always predicted that...

November 03, 2017

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Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption

On May 29, 2006, mud started erupting from several sites on the Indonesian island of Java. Boiling mud, water, rocks and gas poured from newly-created vents in the ground, burying entire towns and compelling many Indonesians to flee. By September 2006, the largest...

October 17, 2017

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Catastrophic flooding affects thousands of families in conflict-ridden Pibor, South Sudan

Thousands of families already struggling because of ongoing violence in Pibor are in desperate need of further assistance after severe flooding washed away houses, livestock, and farmland in the Jonglei region of South Sudan. Torrential rain has caused major damage...

October 14, 2017

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Volcanic activity at Ambrym continues at minor levels, alert level remains at 3

The volcanic activity at Ambrym is continuing at the level of minor eruption state and its Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 3, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported on October 13, 2017. The volcanic activity is highly likely to go...

October 13, 2017

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Large solar storm sparks global aurora and doubles radiation levels on Martian surface

When charged particles from a solar storm reached Mars this month, they set off an aurora 25 times brighter and surface level radiation readings twice as high as any previous measurements. An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by...

September 29, 2017

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Amazing aurora borealis over Iceland

Because sometimes you just need to see it... "On September 27, 2017, a G3 class solar storm sparked beautiful auroras but I was way too far north to get a very good show. Instead, Lady Aurora decided to show her best colors the next night on September 28th,...

September 29, 2017

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The strange structures of the Saturn Nebula

The spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colorful image was captured by the powerful MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope...

September 28, 2017

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Winter is coming to Urals and Siberia with record daily lows

The winter of 2017/18 announced itself in Urals and Siberia, Russia this week with abnormally cold temperatures, between 3 - 10 °C (5.4 - 18 °F) below average. Anomalously cold weather is affecting the Urals and southern Siberia over the past couple of days...

September 27, 2017

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The anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field which has geophysicists abuzz

In this interview, EGU's Laura Roberts Artal speaks with Jay Shah, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College London, who is investigating the South Atlantic Anomaly, a patch over the South Atlantic where the Earth’s magnetic field is weaker than elsewhere on the...

September 25, 2017

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OSIRIS-REx slingshots past Earth toward Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday, September 22, 2017 to slingshot itself on a path toward the Asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. The spacecraft came within 17 237 km (10 711...

September 24, 2017

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Jupiter's auroras present a powerful mystery

Scientists on NASA's Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter's polar regions that contribute to the giant planet's powerful auroras - only not in ways the researchers expected. Examining data collected by the...

September 15, 2017