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The Kanlaon volcano’s seismic network recorded 1 217 volcano earthquakes on December 14, 2017, an uptick from already unusually high 578 recorded on December 13. Wispy emission of white steam-laden plumes were observed coming from the summit crater, PHIVOLCS said 08:00 PHT today (00:00 UTC). Ground deformation data from continuous GPS measurements indicate slight inflation of
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Heterosexual male gym rats, rejoice! Women, when asked in a study to judge photos of men’s bodies, rated the strongest men as the most attractive. Height and leanness were appealing attributes, too, but strength played an outsize role in the ratings of a man’s torso, per a report published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.   “No one will
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Patients often can’t help but wonder what doctors and nurses are doing while they’re sedated. Some suspect trash talking. Others are wary of racially charged comments. On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors’ initials burned into their organs while they are unconscious.   Simon Bramhall, 53, pleaded
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Plutonium-238 is the essential radioactive isotope powering the planet’s spacecraft from the two Voyager craft, the Mars Rover, the Pioneer spacecraft and more recently the Cassini Saturn probe, New Horizons Pluto launch. But the world has almost run out with one official suggesting there is enough to last “until the end of the decade”. Natural
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Achieving nuclear fusion without needing radioactive fuel or producing radioactive waste is now “within reach” thanks to a new laser-driven technique, according to researchers.   The type of fusion we’re talking about is hydrogen-boron fusion, which produces no neutrons and therefore no radioactivity in its primary reaction. The downside, and part of what’s made it
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Reports said “horrified onlookers” watched as the monster UFO was seen “hovering above them” in the skies over Australia. The clip was uploaded to YouTube yesterday with the title “Earth Sized UFO Sighted in Australia… Moves into the Sun!.” The video description states: “Planet sized UFO starts moving about and finally moves into the Sun.
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Authorities are monitoring a lake-like structure that formed a few months ago after a heavy landslide occurred at Gaumukh, the mouth of Gangotri glacier in Uttarakhand, India. This glacier, one of the primary sources of River Ganges, is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 km3 (6.5 mi3). Another team of scientists and specialists comprising
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Tropical Depression “Urduja” strengthened into a tropical storm, internationally known as Kai-Tak, early Thursday, December 14, 2017, on its way toward Samar Province, the Philippines. The cyclone is already causing floods and landslides, prompting officials to issue evacuation orders. This is the 26th named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. Some 900 people were evacuated today
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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the secretive rocket company Blue Origin, has successfully test-launched a rocket system with a dummy and several experiments inside. On Wednesday night, Bezos tweeted a video showing the seventh successful launch and landing of New Shepard, a rocket-and-crew-capsule system that Blue Origin scientists and engineers have quietly been
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New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between December 6 and 12, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Kanlaon, Philippines | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Pacaya, Guatemala | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA) | Villarrica, Chile. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ambrym, Vanuatu | Aoba, Vanuatu | Bogoslof, Fox Islands
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GETTY Stephen Hawking warned AI could spell the end of humanity Artificial intelligence is beginning to transform society, from babysitting children to self-driving cars. But, many scientists, including Professor Stephen Hawking, argue it may only be a matter of time before they gain consciousness and destroy mankind like something out of science fiction. Professor Hawking