Month: November 2017

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Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made creations that have altered the planet in strange ways. From the bubbling lava lakes of Ethiopia, to a lake that has been nestled in the desert for 2,000 years, here are 29 landscapes that are so incredible,
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After analyzing a database of geological records dated within the last 100 000 years, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol has discovered the average time between so-called volcanic super-eruptions is actually much less than previously thought. Volcanoes and bolides, such as asteroids, are geohazards powerful enough to be destructive on a global
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Mind-bogglingly fast streams of inter-planetary dust which continually bombard Earth’s atmosphere could have delivered tiny organisms from far-off worlds, or send Earth-based organisms to other planets, according to the research. And one of the favourite options for that tiny organism is the seemingly indestructible tardigrade. The hideously ugly tardigrade, which has eight legs with claws
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The startling allegation that the long-running conspiracy theory is true will be made in a course offered by the Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey. Lecturer Erhan Kolbasi, who will lead the course about future alien encounters, is convinced the mythical Majestic 12 (MJ-12) group exists to cover up intelligent alien life. The organisation was allegedly
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Tropical Cyclone “Dahlia” formed south of Java, Indonesia late Wednesday, November 29, 2017, as the second named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone season. The season officially began November 1, 2017 and will end on April 30, 2018. On average, southern hemisphere sees only 3 named storms by November 29. With TC Cempaka still active when Dahlia formed,
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The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) has developed new battery material, made from a “graphene ball,” which could potentially deliver charging speeds five times faster than today’s lithium-ion batteries. Samsung announced the new material in a press release this past Wednesday, November 28. But just how fast is this new material? Well, in theory,
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A massive super-eruption would have to power to reduce Earth to a pre-civilised state, wiping out an entire continent and plaguing others with the consequences for years to come. And new findings suggest the next such explosion could be due much sooner than previously thought. Experts once predicted super-eruptions come around once every 45,000-714,000 years.
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New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between November 22 and 28, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Aoba, Vanuatu | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island
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A bright fireball was seen streaking through the twilight sky over England, UK around 17:19 UTC on November 29, 2017. The event lasted about 3 seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) collected 24 reports within the first 3 hours. The fireball was seen from England and Wales, UK and Bretagne, France. There are no reports
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When mere seconds of storm warning could mean the difference between harm or safety, two researchers with Western University ties have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could buy as much as 20 minutes more warning time. These radar-based calculations can forecast a tornado, with 90% accuracy within a 100-kilometer radius, say Anna Hocking, a
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A significant thunderstorm and rainfall system is developing across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding threat to parts of Victoria and southern and central New South Wales, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warns. The system will move over South Australia on Thursday, November 30 before impacting Victoria, southern New South Wales and
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Scientists on board the International Space Station (ISS) have discovered living bacteria clinging to the orbital facility’s external surface, according to a prominent Russian cosmonaut. Anton Shkaplerov, who will return to the ISS next month, says cotton swabs wiped over the exterior of the station’s Russian segment revealed an unidentified life-form that has already been