Month: March 2019

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The Flat Earth model is the highly discredited idea that promotes the misconception that the Earth is flat. This theory dates back centuries but was made famous again thanks to the creation of the Flat Earth Society by Samual Shenton in 1956. However, despite the ludicrous nature of the claims, the group still has a large following – putting
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The center of Tropical Cyclone “Joaninha” passed very close to Rodrigues Island, Southwest Indian Ocean on March 26 and 27, 2019, producing strong southerly winds, heavy rain and large swells. This is the 13th named storm and 9th intense tropical cyclone of the record-breaking 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season. At 12:00 UTC on March 26, Joaninha’s center was
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In part one of this presentation, physicist Eugene Bagashov began his examination of some of the enduring geological mysteries on Mars. Of course, geologists examining the surface of Mars project familiar earthly processes onto the Red Planet — they imagine volcanic eruptions, flowing water and impacts from space as dominant forces shaping the Martian landscape.
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While the eye of Tropical Cyclone “Veronica” didn’t cross the coast, very heavy rainfall and strong winds hit the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.  The wind and very heavy rainfall have now eased, however, road conditions may remain hazardous today and communities may be isolated as flooding continues. Flood Watches and Warnings remain in place for
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Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood in Florida is being plagued by thousands of poisonous bufo toads. Residents in the infested suburb worry toxins secreted by the toads will harm their pets and children. Toxic bufo toads invade Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. News stations broadcast images of the small toads clogging pool filters, hopping en masse
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Earlier this month, the world was excited to hear that NASA had scheduled the first-ever “all-female spacewalk”. Now, an annoying equipment problem has disappointed many #WomeninSTEM enthusiasts.   Expedition 59/60 flight engineers Christina Koch and Anne McClain were going to venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on March 29 to continue upgrading batteries on
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A new NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland’s fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20 years is now flowing more slowly, thickening, and advancing toward the ocean instead of retreating farther inland. The research is based on data from NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission and other observations. The researchers
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Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America’s longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. With emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri River rose to the top of the three-story-high levee wall in