Month: December 2018

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A shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 hit northern Venezuela early on Thursday, December 27, 2018, destroying streets, homes and churches. Among other aftershocks, a M5.0 followed half an hour later. Witnesses reported feeling the rumblings more than 100 km (60 miles) from the epicenter. Church damaged after M5.5 earthquake in Venezuela on December
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This is the season for southern noctilucent clouds. Every year around this time, summertime water vapor billows up into the high atmosphere over Antarctica, providing moisture needed to form icy clouds at the edge of space.  Tiny meteoroids seed the clouds, which glow electric-blue as sunlight shines through them.  NASA’s AIM spacecraft is monitoring a 3000-mile wide
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Japan announced Wednesday that it is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whale hunting next year, sparking swift condemnation from other governments and conservation groups.   Tokyo argues that the IWC has failed to live up to its initial dual mandate in 1946 to find a balance between preserving whale stocks
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RUSSIA has begun testing an “unstoppable” underwater drone that experts fear could trigger a 300ft radioactive tsunami with a massive nuclear blast in the sea. Russia starts underwater trials of nuclear-capable strategic drone that can ‘trigger a 300ft radioactive tsunami and wipe out cities. Picture by Russia’s Defense Ministry press service. The unmanned Poseidon submarine
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The desperate search continues Wednesday for survivors of a tsunami which struck parts of western Indonesia, as the country marks the 14-year anniversary of its 2004 Sumatra tragedy – one of the most devastating ever recorded.  Volcanic tsunami in Indonesia after the eruption of Anak Krakatau. via AP At least 430 people were killed Saturday when the
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Keep us going strong – subscribe today and get your ad-free account  Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, please consider subscribing today. SUBSCRIBE TODAY NASA’s AIM spacecraft is monitoring a 4 800-km wide (3000 miles) ring of noctilucent
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Keep us going strong – subscribe today and get your ad-free account  Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, please consider subscribing today. SUBSCRIBE TODAY A major storm will impact much of the Western U.S. through Christmas Day with
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Recently declassified FBI files revealed the US government seriously investigated the possibly the Nazi leader escaped Germany.  The papers, which have been blacked out to protect the identity of officers involved, explore the possibility the Nazi leader made it to South America in a German U-boat two weeks after he reportedly shot himself dead. Despite the