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Impulsive solar flare measuring M3.3 erupted from Region 1818 - CME produced

An impulsive solar flare reaching M3.3 erupted on August 17, 2013. The event peaked at 18:24 UTC from Active Region 1818. AR 1818 is classified with Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration and is capable of producing even stronger eruptions.  At 18:49

August 17, 2013

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Severe, damaging and shallow earthquake M 6.6 struck Cook Strait, New Zealand again - Hundreds of aftershocks

A swarm of strong and shallow earthquakes is shaking Cook Strait, New Zealand again. After M 6.5 that struck on July 21, 2013, and hundreds of aftershocks that followed, another severe, damaging and shallow earthquake M 6.6 hit on August 16, 2013 at 02:31

August 16, 2013

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Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

Japan's nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a "state of emergency." Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it's now clear that TEPCO has engage in a two-and-a-half-year cover-up of

August 13, 2013

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Dolphins granted personhood by government of India

Dolphins have been granted "non-human personhood" status by the government of India, making India the first nation in the world to recognize the unique intelligence and self-awareness of the cetacean order (a class of aquatic mammals). The

August 09, 2013

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More fireballs than in any other meteor shower - Perseid meteor shower peaks August 12/13, 2013

The peak of this year's Perseid meteor shower, the biggest annual meteor shower event, will be on a "Moon free" night of August 12 - 13. The source of this meteor shower is stream of debris from Comet

August 06, 2013

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Free energy breakthrough? Holy grail of water splitting technology now achieved with sunlight, mirrors and seawater

A team of scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have achieved what appears to be the "holy grail" of water splitting technology for the production and storage of clean, abundant energy. Because sunlight is free, I'm calling this "free

August 02, 2013

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What's it like inside a tornado, video - Milan, Italy

Northern Italy was hit by a severe storm yesterday, July 29, 2013. European Storm Forecast Experiment (ESTOFEX) issued a level 3 warning - extremely severe - mainly for large to very large hail, severe to extremely severe wind gusts, tornadoes and to the

July 30, 2013

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Report confirms 2013 New Zealand drought was most extreme on record

A comparative study on the 2013 New Zealand drought states that in some regions it was the most severe drought on record. Study also states that the cause was not El Niño but in fact slow-moving or ‘blocking’ high

July 26, 2013

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Comet ISON spews out dust and carbon dioxide-like gas

Spitzer Space Telescope observed Comet ISON for 24 hours period on June 13, 2013. Its processed imagery indicate that carbon dioxide and dust are spewing out of the comet at high rate. At the time, Comet ISON was about 312 million miles (502 million

July 25, 2013

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Waves recorded at Louisiana sinkhole which is now more than 500 feet (150 meters) deep

Lots of new activity at mysterious Louisiana sinkhole in Bayou Corne. Assumption Parish Police Jury blog reported abundant surface water movement and burp event in the center of the sinkhole starting early on July 19, 2013. Video bellow, released on the same

July 19, 2013

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Why current climate is anomaly, and ice age climate is normal Earth's climate

The Ice Age isn't coming, because it is already here. According to author and researcher Rolf Witzsche the Ice Age Climate is the normal climate for the Earth and it has been for more than 85% of the last million years. Because glaciation

July 15, 2013

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Unusual clockwise storm system moving across United States

An unusual low pressure system moving in backward direction is causing severe thunderstorms and rainfall in the dry areas in Oklahoma and Texas, US. What is highly unusual for this system is that it moves from east to west or clockwise. Weather

July 15, 2013

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Where it rains glass - Hubble finds a bizarre blue exoplanet

Astronomers at NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have, for the first time, identified a true color of planed out of our Solar System. The planet is 63 light-years away and is boringly named HD 189733b but it is rather interesting, bizarre and exotic. It is also

July 12, 2013

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Soulik to affect more than 25 million people in northern Taiwan as Category 2 typhoon

Powerful Typhoon Soulik is about to hit northern Taiwan with destructive winds, storm surge, flooding rain and mudslides. Winds higher than 105 knots (195 km/h) with gusts up to 130 knots (240 km/h) are expected during the landfall. Soulik is forecast to move very

July 12, 2013

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Life under 4 km of ice - Over 3,500 life forms found in water samples from Lake Vostok, Antarctic

A team of scientists led by professor of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, Scott O. Rogers, did a genetic study on the contents of half a liter of water obtained from the Lake Vostok, an underground Antarctic water

July 08, 2013

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First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!

According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes Earth experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes in 2001 - 2010 since the measurements began in 1850. In that period more national

July 06, 2013

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Massive sunspot complex on southern hemisphere indicates a possible double peaked solar maximum

A massive array of sunspots AR1785 - 1787 has rotated over the Sun's southeastern limb and will position itself directly facing Earth in the coming days. This sunspot complex is one of the largest in Solar Cycle 24 and is located in southern

July 05, 2013