Month: January 2018

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According to Congolese authorities, at least 37 people died overnight Thursday, January 4, 2018, after heavy rain caused floods and landslides that swept through shanty homes in capital Kinshasa. Many of the dead lived in Ngaliema, a poor hillside community that was hit particularly hard, and Selembao, the provincial minister for health and social affairs said.
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Archaeologists have stumbled upon a 1,000 year old Aztec stone shrine which they believe is the ancient civilisation’s design of the universe. The stone “tetzacualco” was discovered at the bottom of the Iztaccihuatl volcano and according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), it is meant to portray a model of the universe.
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Supatra “Natty” Susuphan, 17, from the Thai capital Bangkok, has been showing off her newly hair-free face on social media. Miss Susuphan suffers from the extremely rare Ambras Syndrome, also known as Werewolf Syndrome. The genetic condition, suffered by only around 50 people worldwide since the Middle Ages, causes thick hair growth on the entire
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New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between December 27, 2017 and January 2, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Kanlaon, Philippines | Pacaya, Guatemala. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Kilauea,
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A major meteor shower is peaking January 3/4 with a potential to produce 50 – 100 meteors at its peak, up to 200 in perfect conditions. However, this assumes moonless dark skies and a right spot at the right time.  While some shooting stars associated with Quadrantid meteor shower are expected to be visible until
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A so-called supermoon is threatening to drown out the Quadrantid Meteor Shower tonight, after it peaked on New Year’s Day.  But astronomy enthusiasts should not despair as the Quadrantids are renowned for producing “fireball meteors” that should be bright enough to outshine the moon.  “Quadrantids are known for their bright fireball meteors,” NASA explained. “Fireballs