Month: June 2018

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Those are some of the most stunning storm structures I’ve ever seen. The storm systems swept through Kansas yesterday, June 26, 2018, bringing strong rains, high winds, a destructive tornado and large hail. Insane Structure on Mothership Supercell Douglass, KS. via Twitter Severe storm in Sedgwick Co, KS on June 26, 2018. via Twitter Severe storm
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Critically endangered eels hyped up on cocaine could have trouble making a 3,700-mile trip to mate and reproduce—new research warns. © Photograph by Wil Meinderts, Buiten-Beeld/Minden Pictures/National Geographic Creative European eels are highly endangered in the wild, and water pollution—including illegal drugs—is part of the problem. And while societies have long grappled with ways to
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Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece on June 26, 2018, causing serious structural damage. Numerous rivers burst their banks across the mainland, sending high-speed flood waters through populated regions. One of the worst-hit areas is the town of Mandra, the seat of Mandra-Eidyllia municipality, where 24 people died after similar flash flooding in November 2017. There are
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The diamond-shaped Ryugu asteroid was photographed more than 173.9 million miles (280 million km from Earth. Rather than being round as expected, the asteroid stunned scientists with its jagged surface, numerous craters and very angular appearance. The Hayabusa2 intercepted the speeding space rock just after midnight Japanese time on June 24. The space probe managed
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A destructive tornado swept through Eureka, Kansas late afternoon Tuesday, June 26, 2018, injuring at least 5 people. Emergency sirens were activated, but the tornado developed quickly, leaving residents little time to take shelter.  Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer declared a state of disaster in Greenwood County after a destructive tornado swept through the small town of Eureka
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A team of international scientists has discovered a source of intense volcanic heat beneath Antarctica’s fastest-melting ice sheet. Professor Karen Heywood from the University of East Anglia, who took part in a 2014 expedition to the icy continent, said the discovery is vital towards understanding why the ice caps are melting. She said: “The discovery
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California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Lake County on June 25, 2018, due to the effects of the Pawnee Fire, which has destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure, caused power outages and the evacuation of residents. A destructive wildfire that started near Clearlake in Northern California over the weekend forced Governor Brown
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A mysterious cataclysm in a neighboring galaxy was spotted in the sky above Hawaii last week, sending astronomers around the world scrambling to understand the source of the staggeringly brilliant flash.   “I’ve never seen anything like this before in the local universe,” said Stephen Smartt, an astrophysicist at Queen’s University Belfast and a lead
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It’s the biggest environmental whodunit of the year, and after following a trail of clues, The New York Times may have cracked the case on why ozone-destroying chemicals are once again polluting our atmosphere.   The unexpected and mysterious surge in illegal chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) appears to be coming from Xingfu, a rural industrial town