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Take a break and watch this video.  ‘Corona – The Zenith Aurorae’ by astrophotographer and nature cinematographer​ Adrien Mauduit ​Duration: 4:43  Anyone who has ever seen a decent display of Aurora knows that it explodes to fill up the whole sky, typically during a geomagnetic storm. When that happens colorful pillars and bright bands dance and wiggle
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One person was killed and 44 others injured early November 20, 2018, when a train near Barcelona derailed due to a landslide caused by heavy rain. The six-carriage train was carrying 131 passengers, according to operator Adif. Three people sustained serious injuries, AFP reports. The incident happened at 06:15 LT between Terrasa and Manresa towns, northwest of Barcelona
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Increased volcanic activity at Guatemalan Fuego volcano forced authorities to issue new evacuation advisories for people living around the volcano. At least 2 000 residents living in 10 communities near Fuego volcano were asked to evacuate on Monday, November 19, 2018, as increased volcanic activity continues at Guatemalan volcano. Authorities said there is a threat of new
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A severe storm produced spectacular waves across the Canary Islands over the weekend, especially on the northern coast of Tenerife where dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes. The waves kept crashing into buildings late November 17 into 18, reaching as high as 3rd floor of one apartment building block in Mesa del
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A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Fiji region at 20:25 UTC on November 18, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 533 km (331 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 520 km (323 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located about 190 km (118
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Two large waterspouts formed near the coast of Gazipasa, Antalya, southern Turkey on November 11, 2018, and made landfall over the Salinas beach. According to RT, the vast majority of residents and tourists evacuated the beach but a few photographers stuck around to film them moving toward land. A beachside cafe was heavily damaged and
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An early season winter storm, named Avery by The Weather Channel, continues to spread snow from the mid-Mississippi River Valley into the Ohio Valley today, November 15 along with potentially significant icing for the central Appalachians and a risk for heavy rain along the coastal Mid-Atlantic. The storm will shift north tonight with heavy snow
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New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between November 7 and 13, 2018. Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Suwanosejima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Fuego, Guatemala | Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Krakatau, Indonesia |
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Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth’s oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors that made their conclusions seem more certain than they actually are.   Two weeks after the high-profile study was published in the journal Nature, its authors have submitted corrections to the publication.
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China has halted a directive that partially legalized the domestic trade in farmed rhinoceros and tiger parts, two weeks after the move drew a torrent of criticism from conservation groups.   A senior official in China’s cabinet said in a state media interview published Monday that implementation of an October directive reviving the market for
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An early-season winter storm is expected to bring freezing rain and snow from Lower/Middle Mississippi Valley eastward to the Southern Appalachians and northward to the Northeast. The Weather Channel named this storm Avery; it is the first named storm of the 2018/19 season. Meanwhile, elevated to critical fire weather threats persist for southern California through Thursday, before hopefully
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In 1950 Immanuel Velikovsky threw down a gauntlet to astronomers in his sensational best-selling book, Worlds in Collision, where he proposed, on the basis of documentary evidence, that gravitation is an electromagnetic phenomenon. Leading American astronomers were enraged and behaved like medieval priests whose sanctified gravitational cosmology was being violated. They pressured Macmillan, the textbook