Bird flu virus can be modified into bioweapon?

Bird flu virus can be modified into bioweapon?

Scientists and security specialists are in the midst of a fierce debate over recent experiments on a strain of bird flu virus that made it more contagious. The H5N1 virus has been circulating among birds and other animals in recent years. It’s also infected about

Phobos-Grunt and  Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment or “LIFE”

Phobos-Grunt and Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment or “LIFE”

Phobos-Grunt is the first Russian-led interplanetary mission since the failed Mars 96. The spacecraft is also carrying the Chinese Mars orbiter Yinghuo-1 and the tiny Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment funded by the Planetary Society.Lift-off occurred

El Hierro on red alert – additional beaches closed

El Hierro on red alert – additional beaches closed

The earthquakes are increasing gradually in number at El Hierro submarine volcano area. Since midnight IGN has listed 37 earthquakes. The strongest one was at 15:32 UTC a 3.7 earthquake was listed by IGN and felt by the Herreños. The  epicenter was close to the

Heavy flooding still battering SouthEast Asia

Heavy flooding still battering SouthEast Asia

Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastation across South-East Asia. Floods continued to menace Southeast Asia in mid-November 2011. More and more land stay submerged for weeks, even months.  with authorities reporting that more than 250 people have been

Phobos-Grunt uncontrolled reentry

Phobos-Grunt uncontrolled reentry

Phobos-Grunt, the Russian interplanetary mission is coming back little to early. Following a successful launch from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and the subsequent separation of the Phobos-Grunt probe from its booster rocket on Wednesday morning, its

Warning of major earthquake in Canada

Warning of major earthquake in Canada

Canada could expect a major earthquake at any time and a top geophysicist says it should prepare itself if it is to avoid the kind of disasters that befell Japan, Italy and China in recent years.The most vulnerable region is the West Coast, which has been hit with

No bright future for Thailand's capital – Bangkok is sinking

No bright future for Thailand's capital – Bangkok is sinking

The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt, experts say. Bangkok is sinking! The low-lying metropolis lies just 30 kilometres

2005 YU55 flyby – “The Day the Earth Stood Still”

2005 YU55 flyby – “The Day the Earth Stood Still”

The asteroid 2005 YU55, which is about 400 meters (1,300 feet) in diameter, will make its closest approach to Earth at 23:28 UTC (23:28 GMT, 6:28 p.m. EST, 3:28 PST) today. At that point, the space rock will be traveling at about 46,671 km (29,000 mph) with distance

Asteroid 2005 YU55, The Moon, Taurids and drills

Asteroid 2005 YU55, The Moon, Taurids and drills

Discovered nearly six years ago by Robert McMillan at Steward Observatory’s Spacewatch Telescope in Arizona, 2005 YU55 has been this way before. In April 2010 it passed close enough for detailed radar probing by the giant radio dish at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It