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Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), which could effectively become murderous slaughterbots we need to defend ourselves against.   Now, it looks like those fears have become a reality. The Russian Ministry of Defence claims its forces in Syria were attacked
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Yesterday the Caribbean was threatened by a tsunami after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near Honduras. And last year Italy, Mexico, Iran, Iraq and China were among countries which were struck by killer earthquakes which left dozens dead and many others injured. Jupiter’s moon Europa was the centre of a scientific breakthrough last year after
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New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between January 3 and 9, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Kadovar, Papua New Guinea. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Aoba, Vanuatu | Fuego, Guatemala | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Pacaya, Guatemala, Popocatepetl, Mexico | Rincon
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Severe cold wave engulfed Bangladesh this week with record-breaking low temperatures, the coldest the country has seen since record-keeping started in 1948. At least 12 people, including 6 children, died of cold-related ailments in just 4 days. Temperatures in parts of Bangladesh dropped to 2.6 °C (36.7 °F) on Monday, January 8, 2018, well below
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Following record snowfall over the last few days, the village of Bonneval-sur-Arc (population 251), located in the Savoie department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France was cut off from the rest of the world after a massive avalanche on January 8, 2018 covered the road leading to the village with up to 7 m (23 feet) of snow. 
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It’s pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that’s incinerated temperature records threatens devastating bushfires – and to make matters worse, authorities have to contend with an ancient breed of flying arsonists that may as well be miniature dragons.   A new study incorporating traditional Indigenous Australian ecological knowledge describes the largely unknown
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Despite Chinese officials claiming to be in control of the space station, new calculations have revealed that Tiangong-1 threatens to slam into Earth sometime in March. But more alarmingly, a report form the non-profit Aerospace Corporation, suggests that the space laboratory could unleash deadly toxic materials upon reentry. The non-profit group warned: “Potentially, there may
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A powerful winter storm hit much of California overnight Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Heavy rain caused deadly flash floods and mudslides, triggering multiple water rescues. More than 20 000 people have been evacuated from areas below hillsides scorched by Thomas Fire, California’s largest wildfire in history. As of 19:00 UTC today, at least 6 people have lost
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Professor Hawking said US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, has doomed Earth to one day become uninhabitable. And repeating his warning, the physicist said climate change deniers should look to Venus which is now a boiling planet In the second episode of his Emmy-winning web series Favourite Places, which
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A very bright flash was seen over thousands of kilometers over Russia around 00:22 local time January 7, 2018 (20:22 UTC, January 6). The flash was followed by a ground-shaking explosion. According to witness reports, the explosion was centered west the Ural Mountains, especially over Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, and Tatarstan but was seen over a vast swath of Russia. Experts