Month: June 2019

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Malaysia Airlines flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur airport on March 8, 2014, destined for Beijing, China, with 239 passengers on board. However, the Boeing 777 jet mysteriously disappeared over the South China Sea, after its final communication with air traffic control at 1:19am. Over the years, the captain – Zaharie Shah – has come under fire amid claims suggesting
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Yesterday, June 25, 2019, 11.03pm, the Stromboli volcano had a major eruption at the south-central area of ​​the Stromboli crater terrace. The seismic signal associated with the strong eruption lasted about 4 minutes. No other explosion have been observed since and the seismic activity has returned to background level. [Corriere Etneo] Follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Share
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Scientists have raised the Volcanic Alert Level at Whakaari – White Island to level 2, following moderate unrest on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.  The island off the Bay of Plenty presents a greater likelihood of erupting as increased level of volcanic gases have been measured. Meanwhile the earthquake swarm continues. Alert level raised at Whakaari – White Island,
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Ulawun is considered as one of the world’s most hazardous volcano. The volatile volcani peak in Papua New Guinea has erupted on June 26, 2019, spewing lava high in the air and sending residents fleeing in the streets. Ulawun volcano erupts on June 26, 2019. Picture: AFP/NIUGINI HELICOPTERS “The volcanic activity at Mount Ulawun began
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An instructor and two children pour three cups of powder into a bin of red liquid. Suddenly — poof — a cloud of what looks like cotton candy explodes toward the ceiling. Video: Elephant toothpaste experiment goes horribly wrong in kids’ chemistry lab. Picture via Twitter video This elephant toothpaste video is a rather dangerous
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A group of researchers have truly hit jackpot! They have discovered microfossils containing remnants of ancient single-cell organisms that were living roughly 1 billion years ago, so exceptionally preserved that you can see the distinct cellular structures inside. Exceptionally preserved fossilized remains of 1 billion-year-old cells discovered in ancient lake in Scotland. Picture via Wacey
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In the bewildering quagmire that is the gas between the stars, the Hubble Space Telescope has identified evidence of ionised buckminsterfullerene, the carbon molecule known colloquially as “buckyballs”.   Containing 60 carbon atoms arranged in a soccer ball shape, buckminsterfullerene (C60) occurs naturally here on Earth – in soot. But in 2010, it was also detected
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On June 22nd at 21:25 UT, a small asteroid (NEOCP A10eoM1/2019 MO) entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded in broad daylight south of Puerto Rico. Airwaves recorded by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s infrasound station in Bermuda pegged the blast energy between 3 and 5 kilotons of TNT. The explosion was clearly visible in images from
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A mother from Colorado has shared a warning on Facebook after her daughter suffered a rare form of tick paralysis following an overnight camping trip. Heidi Ganahl’s daughter Jenna camped overnight near Bailey, Colorado. When she returned, Heidi found a few ticks in her daughter’s hair. A lone star tick. Picture via the Centers for Disease
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After a few weeks of rest, the volcano Anak krakatau has erupted again on June 25, 2019, 9:22am, local time. The eruption was caught on by PVMBG cameras recently installed on the island. Eruption of Anak Krakatau this morning captured by CVGHM’s camera. pic.twitter.com/27VBJ0cqfp — Devy Kamil Syahbana (@_elangtimur) June 25, 2019 The explosion lasted
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Unlike some of its perpetually active neighbors on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1924 and in 1778. The long dormant period ended around 4:00 a.m. local time on June 22, 2019, when a vast plume of ash and volcanic gases shot up from its 700-meter-wide
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Frozen sperm samples can remain viable after exposure to microgravity conditions that are somewhat similar to those found in space, new research reveals. The findings suggests that at least one obstacle on the path towards space-based reproduction may not be insurmountable. Sperm survives microgravity. Good news for space colonists! Picture via Shutterstock.com However, the study
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NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) project is an ambitious attempt to study the internal structure and outer atmosphere of the Sun. Since it began orbiting our star, NASA’s space telescope has made numerous achievements, from understanding the Sun’s complicated gas currents hidden beneath its surface, to tracking changes in its magnetic fields. But UFO
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Around the ruins and dense rainforest of a mysterious “lost city” in Honduras, researchers have discovered a treasure trove of biodiversity, including numerous species once thought to be extinct and others previously unknown to science. A recent expedition headed deep into a previously unexplored corner of the forest around Ciudad Blanca, in La Mosquitia, Honduras. Brand New Species And
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Tina Hines gestured she wanted to write something and scrawled “it’s real” on a piece of paper after momentarily being revived. When her family asked her what was real she looked upwards and nodded. She later claimed the note refers to Heaven existing. And she revealed what the astonishing scenes she saw while unconscious, which include
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Scientists have recreated Titan-like conditions in a lab, and found that organic molecules from Titan’s atmosphere could be forming rings of alien crystals around the methane lakes that dot the Saturn moon’s surface.   Previously, the team led by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory had discovered two of these ‘molecular minerals’. Now they’ve discovered
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Tucked away in a remote valley of Brazil’s Serra da Capivara National Park, a group of bearded capuchin monkeys use round quartz stones to crack open cashew nuts on tree roots or other rocks. Beneath their feet, archaeologists have found at least 3,000-years-worth of discarded tools.   The chimpanzees of Côte d’Ivoire have been using stone tools