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“Firefall”: Nature-loving photographers are flocking to California’s Yosemite National Park to witness a particularly unique phenomenon that shimmers for a brief moment of winter. Yosemite’s ‘firefall’ phenomenon is here, but visitors say getting there is ‘treacherous and unsafe’. via Instagram “Firefall” occurs when the setting sun reflects off of Horsetail Falls at a certain angle, making
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A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday (Feb 21). Although there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property, the quake produced huge landslides, closed the Chitose airport, canceled trains and metro and disrupted mobile communications. No tsunami warnings. M 5.5 earthquake hits near Chitose, Hokkaido Island in Japan
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Residents of 14 ocean-view homes on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast have been ordered to leave after an engineering report found that nearby sinkholes are putting them at risk.As of 1 p.m. Friday, District of Sechelt declared a local state of emergency for the Seawatch neighbourhood perched above the west side of Sechelt Inlet north of Vancouver. The
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If it feels the like coldest February you can remember, you’re likely not wrong. This month, Saskatchewan has been plagued with daily extreme cold warnings. Temperatures have dipped into the minus 40s, with wind chills so frigid that forgetting your tuque can mean frostbite in minutes.  As of Wednesday, Regina had 9 days where the temperature
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California has already received an 18 trillion-gallon soaking this month – enough water to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools – and the state’s wild winter isn’t over yet. A cold storm system is expected to move across Southern California Wednesday through Thursday night. via Weather.gov A series of storms, including a moisture-packed atmospheric river that
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Although real flying dragons don’t exist, a huge dragon-shaped aurora developed in the sky over Iceland earlier this month. ‘The aurora was caused by a hole in the Sun’s corona that expelled charged particles into a solar wind that followed a changing interplanetary magnetic field to Earth’s magnetosphere. The mysterious dragon aurora snapped in Iceland
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Thousands of people have signed an online petition that calls on the United States to sell the state of Montana to reduce the national debt. A group calling itself “Christian moms against private education” started a petition on Change.org to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion. The U.S. national debt is currently $22 trillion. That’s a
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The ‘Piton de la Fournaise’ – a shield volcano on the eastern side of Réunion island in the Indian Ocean – is erupting again. First eruption of Piton de la Fournaise in 2019: February 18-19, 2019. Picture via Youtube video After sustained seismic activity under the eastern flank of the volcano at 15h local time, a volcanic tremor, corresponding to
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The apocalypse is said to be a future destructive end-time scenario proposed in the Bible before the return of Jesus Christ. Over the years, there have been many predictions on how the world will end, with the most notable coming on December 21, 2012 – said to be the end date of a 5,126-year-long cycle. However, nothing had changed
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A major blaze has broken out in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history. The fire hit a forest some 20 kilometers away from the ill-famed nuclear power station. Large wildfire engulfs forest in Chernobyl’s EXCLUSION ZONE. Picture by www.dsns.gov.ua The blaze inside Chernobyl’s ‘dead zone’ in
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia on Monday blamed a “sophisticated state actor” for the recent hacking of Parliament’s computer network, raising the specter of foreign interference in the country’s politics weeks before a national election. Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia making a statement on cyber security, on Monday. Picture by Mick Tsikas/EPA via Shutterstock
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Californians are always talking about the coming Big One, but what if the big one is a flood, not an earthquake? The ARkStorm would bring with it catastrophic rains, hurricane-force winds and hundreds of landslides. Central Valley flooding alone is projected to span 300 miles. Is California overdue for biblical, catastrophic flooding? History says yes. With
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An albino baby turtle born with its heart beating outside its body has defied all the odds and appears to be thriving despite its disadvantages. The tiny reptile, known as Hope, has such a rare condition that it has not yet been named in veterinary medicine. A similar condition in humans is dubbed ectopia cordis and affects about
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Utah is an earthquake country and ‘typically’ experiences ‘around eight earthquakes a year that are magnitude 3. Well, three shallow earthquakes registering over M3.0 hit Utah in less than 48 hours. A M3.3 earthquake struck south of Fillmore, Utah, Saturday afternoon. The day before, M3.2 and M3.7 quakes occurred in Bluffdale, Utah. Bluffdale also experienced a M2.4 aftershock
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Queenslanders are bracing themselves as Cyclone Oma makes its way across the Pacific, bringing strong winds and huge swells. With the 120km/h winds on the way, waves could surpass five metres when the cyclone reaches the south Queensland coast on Friday, before making its way to New Zealand. cyclone oma thereatens the coasts of Australia and New
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Broome police, in Australia’s far north-west, shared CCTV footage of a bizarre looking object in the sky on Twitter  – and many were quick to claim it was a UFO. The video shows a bright object tilted on its side during a thunderstorm on Saturday night. Police captioned it saying: ‘After reviewing CCTV at town beach of last
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Author Christine Negroni, who wrote ‘The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters’, told Daily Star Online that the Malaysia Airlines plane may have depressurised during its flight. The Boeing 777-200 disappeared in March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing, China, but crashed on route. It is believed that
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A Russian satellite designed to monitor the atmosphere for high-energy cosmic rays has detected mysterious ‘explosions’ of light miles above Earth’s surface. The Russian scientists say what they’ve found may be something entirely new! While numerous examples of unusual space weather phenomena have been spotted in the upper atmosphere before, the team operating the Lomonosov