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Earth’s rarest metals ranked in a new 'risk list

The relative risks to the supply of some of Earth's rarest elements have been detailed in a new list published by the British Geological Survey (BGS). So-called "technology metals" like indium and niobium are extracted from the Earth and are used in

September 13, 2011

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Strange activity around the Sun

SDO/AIA 304     2011/09/08   00:57:46SDO/AIA 304     2011/09/08   01:29:57There are few more interesting images recorded by LASCO2 and LASCO3  (Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraphs).C2 images show t

September 09, 2011

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Strong solar activity in past 72 hours

A strong M-Class flare registering M6.7 took place at 15:46 UTC around active Sunspot 1283. Stay tuned for any further updates.  (SolarHam)On Sept. 8th at 1546 UT, sunspot 1283 unleashed an M6-class solar flare. This continues the active region's 3-day trend of

September 09, 2011

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Some facts and figures about Comet Elenin

2010 X1 (Elenin) is apparently disintegrating. It faded dramatically after a solar flare on August 20. Images at the end of August revealed a spreading, more diffuse coma. It will likely continue to fade and become more diffuse in the opening days of the month. It

September 06, 2011

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Morgellons reaching pandemic status

People report the sensation of creatures crawling under their skin, mysterious moving fibers appear, and finally bugs and worms pop out. The people having them are experiencing Morgellons,the latest and scariest in the series of bizarre diseases appearing in the last

September 04, 2011

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What is happening with International Space Station

While some may dismiss such claims as hype, there is a real fear among NASA officials that, should the orbiting space station need to be abandoned, the risk for a catastrophic failure greatly increases. The situation arose when Russia’s Soyuz rocket, carrying

September 01, 2011

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Nuclear expert says Fukushima radiation coming to USA, massive cover-up under way

There has been a lot of disinformation regarding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears the government agencies of other nations cooperated with Japan while the international nuclear industry sided with TEPCO's (Tokyo Electric Power Company) disinformation and

September 01, 2011

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Chances of big quake below Tokyo rising

The possibility of a huge plate-boundary earthquake amplified by simultaneous moves in two or more focal areas beneath Tokyo has been increasing since the Great East Japan Earthquake, according to the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute.The institute

September 01, 2011

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Tambora volcano showing signs of reawakening

Tambora volcano in Indonesia has been raised to level 2 alert (out of maximum 4) after an increase in volcanic earthquakes. In April 2011 there were 37 shallow volcanic earthquakes recorded, 167 in May, 277 in June, 363 in July, and 141 from 1-29 August. Continuous

September 01, 2011

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Pro-vaccine agenda in shambles after pivotal Washington meeting

Efforts to save the sinking pro-vaccination ship are failing, especially after a recent US State Department Listening Meeting during which various non-government organizations (NGOs) presented sound scientific evidence against the continued use of mercury in vaccines.

August 31, 2011

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Spectacular eruption of Mt.Etna - twelfth time this year

The Mount Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy, erupted for the twelfth time this year on Monday.Throughout 2011, activity at Sicily’s Mount Etna has been characterised by paroxysms: short, violent bursts of activity. Each event has included volcanic tremors, ash

August 30, 2011

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Red sprites high above Earth

High above Earth in the realm of meteors and noctilucent clouds, a strange and beautiful form of lightning dances at the edge of space. Researchers call the bolts "sprites"; they are red, fleeting, and tend to come in bunches. Martin Popek of Nýdek in t

August 28, 2011

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Hurricane Irene makes landfall

Irene is a category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 85 m.p.h. Its effects so far have included 4 deaths in North Carolina, hundreds of trees uprooted, power outages, and structural damage. Structural damage, though minor so far in most places, has also been of a

August 27, 2011

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M5.5 earthquake hits Trinidad area, Colorado, the largest in almost 40 years

The largest earthquake to strike Colorado in almost 40 years has shaken hundreds of people near the New Mexico border. The magnitude 5.5 (later downgraded to 5.3) earthquake was recorded at 05:46 UTC on August 23, 2011, 15 km (9 miles) WSW of Trinidad, Colorado and...

August 23, 2011

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Report: Exxon fights US over major oil discovery

Exxon Mobil Corp. and the federal government are fighting over one of the largest oil discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico that could yield billions of dollars of crude in coming years, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.The Julia oil field, about 250

August 20, 2011

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Space junk cleanup poses grand challenge for 21st century

Scientist warn about threat to spacecraft and the enviroment that posses space debris orbiting the Earth. According to J.-C. Liou of the Orbital Debris Program Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center, the space junk trend no longer can be reversed by full compliance with

August 16, 2011

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Texas governor orders questionable vaccine for all girls

According to article by MSNBC, bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. By

August 14, 2011