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While the water disappeared in Maine and along the East coast of the USA, other parts of the world experienced totally insane swell as Bombogenesis storm Riley hit. Waves nearly 30 feet (9 meters) high from the U.S. winter storm slammed into Puerto Rico and Venezuela on March 4-5, 2018, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens
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Overall, high pressure weather dominated Ireland during February, Met Éireann said in their monthly weather summary for February 2018. Rainfall totals were below normal in many areas, while sunshine totals were above normal. After sunny, dry, calm weather in the final week of the month, the last day (28th) brought snow and record low temperatures. Gurteen,
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Scientists bound the magnetic fields of a supercooled quantum object into a complex knot. And what they found may have finally solved the centuries-old riddle of ball lightning, luminous orbs that sometimes linger in the atmosphere during thunderstorms. That bizarre knot is a quantum object called a “Shankar skyrmion” that was first theorized in 1977,
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Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, University of Rochester researchers have extended their record of Earth’s magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium. The record provides historical context to help explain recent, ongoing changes in the magnetic field, most prominently in an area in the Southern Hemisphere known as
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The Juno probe has been delivering some epic science since it launched in 2011, and this time it’s delivered a glimpse into Jupiter’s mysterious depths – and its weird gravitational field.   Three studies, published today in the journal Nature, have probed Jupiter’s gravitational field to reveal exactly how dynamic Jupiter’s atmosphere is; how deep
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When troops are injured on the battlefield, time is of the essence: How long it takes service members to receive medical care is often the single most important factor in determining whether they live or die. Now, scientists are looking at new ways to buy some extra time for battlefield injuries, but not by getting
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Professor Michel Goedert, of Cambridge University said there may be a time when dementia becomes a chronic illness like HIV. He said: “Alzheimer’s will become something like HIV. “It’s still there but it has been contained or whittled down by drug treatments. “It will disappear as a major problem from society.” Prof Goedert discovered the
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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lowered Mayon Volcano’s status from Alert Level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) to Alert Level 3 (decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption) on March 6, 2018. The volcano’s condition in the past week has been characterized by a general decline in unrest reflected by moderate seismicity and degassing, deflation