Month: October 2018

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Neanderthals are often depicted as barrel-chested, hunched-over cavemen, but a close inspection of their fossils is telling a different story. For the first time, an international team of researchers has reconstructed the ribcage and upper spine of a Neanderthal man who died roughly 60,000 years ago.   The findings suggest that contrary to popular images,
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The Japan Coast Guard says a small uninhabited island off the northern prefecture of Hokkaido may have disappeared due to erosion by waves and floating ice. The island named Esanbe Hanakita Kojima, about 500 meters off the village of Sarufutsu in northern Hokkaido, may have vanished. An island has disappeared in Japan due to erosion.
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Are ghosts real? Theories and belief in ghosts vary greatly between cultures and religions across the globe. And according to livescience.com, ghosts are among the most widely believed paranormal phenomena. In fact, a poll conducted by Yougov for the Economist in October 2018, found that 48 percent of Americans believe in ghosts. 1,500 Americans took
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The suspected ‘ghost particle’ was discovered by the LHC’s multipurpose Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) which showed bumps in the data that indicate an unknown particle with more than twice the mass of a carbon atom. While researchers are understandably excited about the potential discovery, they are are also baffled. This is because the particle would
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In The Satanic Bible, Satanist Anton LaVey writes: “After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween.” Of course, not everyone who celebrates Halloween is doing it with satanism in mind. The celebration has become one of costume parties, carving pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and spooky stories. However, the history of Halloween has
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Halloween at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California is an annual opportunity for scientists to test their pumpkin carving skills. NASA engineers and astronomers who otherwise spend their days tracking asteroids and designing rockets have proven themselves to be devilishly good at the Halloween tradition. Every year NASA hosts a competition for the best
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Temperatures throughout Morocco plummeted to near and below freezing throughout Morocco over the weekend, leading to first snowfall of the season more than 2 months ahead of usual. Temperatures in Ifrane, known as Morocco’s Switzerland dropped to -1 °C (30.2 °F) on October 28, 2018, leading to significant snow accumulations reaching 30 and 50 cm
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NASA announced Tuesday that Kepler, an orbital telescope that’s been spotting and analyzing distant planets for the past nine years, has run out of fuel and will no longer carry out scientific research.   Since it launched in March 2009, the telescope identified over 2,600 planets outside of our solar system, and found that as
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Volcanic explosions were recorded at Vanuatu’s Ambae volcano at 07:32 UTC (18:32 LT) on October 30, 2018. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2 and danger to direct safety to life for visitors and communities remains at 2 km (1.2 miles) radius around the eruptive vent. The explosions were accompanied by the ash column up to 4 –
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It’s been 26 years since Hurricane Andrew became the costliest storm in Florida’s history, but today residents of the Sunshine State are still paying the price in a way few would have imagined. Captive Burmese pythons let loose by Andrew’s destruction have flourished in the southern Florida ecosystem, decimating local species in the process. And
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A M6.1 earthquake has struck 25 kilometres south-west of Taumarunui at 3.13pm local time (2.13am UTC). Tuesday 30 October. This earthquake was widely-felt throughout much of the country, there are currently more than 15,000 felt reports. M6.1 earthquake hits off New Zealand on October 30, 2018. via USGS This earthquake hasn’t caused a tsunami as
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The unidentified flying object (UFO) snapped on September 3 this year has sparked a frenzy online after emerging on the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). UFO-hunters are convinced the black triangular object is a “huge” alien spaceship unlike anything seen before. According to notorious UFO conspiracist Scott Waring, the black triangle is neither man-made or natural.
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As youths across the globe prepare to don spooky outfits for Halloween, one MP in Russia has taken issue with the annual event, blasting its ‘evil roots’. Controversial pro-Christian MP, Vitaly Milonov, urged Russia’s s Education Minister, Olga Vasilyeva, to ban the “pagan Satan-worshipping holiday” in schools to save them from Hell. In an address
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More than 40,000 young people study at Berkeley, oblivious to the potentially catastrophic tectonic rumblings beneath their feet. But scientists at the United States Geological Survey say a huge area of unstable rock, known as the Hayward Fault runs directly below the University campus and it is overdue a catastrophic quake. They add it could
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The Yellowstone volcano system was ranked 21st on a list of 161 volcanoes spread across the USA. The comprehensive list compiled by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) assessed the potential eruptive risk and hazard of each volcano. Yellowstone’s history of past eruptions and ongoing activity means geologists consider the supervolcano a high threat to