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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

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Demise of bees - number of bees drastically drops in 2012/2013

Nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies in America died out or disappeared over the past winter which is far worse than the previous winter. On average, U.S. beekeepers lost 45.1% of the colonies in their operation during the winter of 2012/2013 according

July 03, 2013

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Largest flood recorded beneath Antarctica mapped by CryoSat

ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found a vast crater in Antarctica’s icy surface for which scientists believe was left behind when a lake lying under about 3 km of ice suddenly drained. The study, published recently in Geophysical Research Letters,

July 02, 2013

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Extreme heat wave to hit US - expected temperatures above 48 °C

Interior US West will experience heat reaching dangerous levels, challenging records and elevating the wildfire threat. The developing pattern will take the heat to the extreme levels with record highs. Temperatures will soar above 120 °F (48.8

June 29, 2013

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Transhumanism debunked: Why drinking the Kurzweil Kool-Aid will only make you dead, not immortal

In this article, I'm going to reveal how transhumanism is a dangerous, irrational death cult shrouded in the language of geeky cybernetics. In fact, the entire idea that you can "upload your mind to a computer" is complete junk science quackery,

June 25, 2013

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New study links over 7,000 cancer deaths to cell phone tower radiation exposures

Could exposure to radiation from cell phone towers really responsible for over 7,000 cancer deaths? According to research findings from Brazil, the facts speak for themselves. The study established a direct link between cancer deaths in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's

June 24, 2013