Month: March 2019

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Tropical Cyclone “Idai” made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14, 2019, close to the city of Beira (population 534 000), Mozambique as Intense Tropical Cyclone with wind speeds up to 170 km/h (104 mph) and central pressure of 960 hPa. The cyclone dropped heavy rain on the region, killed at least one person and injured five
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Two NASA astronauts, alongside a Russian cosmonaut, blasted off in the Soyuz MS-12 yesterday, before reaching the low-Earth orbit satellite. Nick Hague and his Russian colleague Alexey Ovchinin were on the rocket when it malfunctioned in mid-air on 11 October. This time, they successfully left the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, alongside US astronaut Christina Koch.
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Facebook just had a very bad day. Facebook, including Messenger, and Instagram users across North America experienced outages for most of Wednesday, starting in the afternoon and ending late the same night.   Third party outage sites suggested it affected users across the entire globe. The media reported it was perhaps the longest interruption ever
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A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Bolivia at 05:03 UTC on March 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 358.3 km (222.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 356 km (221 miles). The epicenter was located 30 km (18 miles) S of Cliza (population 8 654), 35 km
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Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing – a classic formula for pi hidden in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, and is incredibly important in pure mathematics. But this was the first time scientists had found it “lurking” in the world of physics, when
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A destructive tornado hit the town of Roetgen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on March 13, 2019. Around 35 homes and 2 warehouses were damaged and 5 people injured. Roetgen Mayor Jorma Klauss said the wind blew the top floors from two of the houses in the town of 8 600 people near the Belgian border. Window panes were
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Heavy rainfall has been affecting central, southern and western regions of Afghanistan since the start of the month, triggering deadly floods that resulted in widespread destruction. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis, DG ECHO reports. Nine provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding since March 1, with Helmand, Zabul,
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Powerful winter storm rapidly intensified over the central United States on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, producing blizzard conditions and widespread hurricane-force wind gusts. Over 1 100 drivers were stranded, at least one person has been killed and nearly 200 000 left without power. The storm across the central Plains will continue to bring blizzard conditions to parts
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Death metal has a reputation. Its lyrics and imagery revel in a stomach-churning zone of ultra-violence, profanity, and torment. We’re talking crushed skulls. Slit throats. Mutilated everythings and violated etceteras. What kind of effect does this nightmarish barrage have on people who listen to the music?   According to new research by psychologists from Macquarie
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It’s not a sight you expect to see in the driest spot in the country. A massive lake formed in Death Valley National Park near Salt Creek last week after a storm packed with tropical moisture drenched Southern California, triggering flooding on several park roads. Rare 10-mile-long lake forms in Death Valley after heavy rains and flooding
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An intense March storm is challenging all-time low barometric pressure records and has begun to unload heavy snow and blizzard conditions in the central U.S. The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center has called this storm a ‘cyclone of historic proportions.’ A Great Plains cyclone of historic proportions is now underway across the central U.S.