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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IRSC as M6.1 hit southeastern Iran at 21:41 UTC on December 12, 2017 (01:11 local time, December 13). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km. EMSC initially reported M6.2 (automatic via GFZ) and downgraded to M6.1 at a
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Yesterday Express.co.uk reported on the growing number of bizarre triangular UFOs being reported, with the latest in Glasgow, Scotland. Each time they are reportedly black in colour, of an enormous size, relatively low flying, at slow speeds and utterly silent. Reports on underside lights can vary with one type, often called a TR-3B, having a
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The flashing white and red lights were seen travelling in a line formation as they travelled west across the US towards Nevada. Residents from Columbia, South Carolina, to Missouri, Illinois and Denver, Colorado reported seeing the lights pass overhead and was even picked up by national news channel CBS and Denver station 9News. Some witnesses
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A destructive tornado ripped through the Vaal Marina area in Midvaal, South Africa on December 11, 2017, uprooting trees and causing extensive infrastructural damage. At least 300 families have reported damages to their homes, Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi said. Some of the houses were destroyed as well as local infrastructure, Baloyi said. According to paramedics,
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Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have “less agreeable” personalities than those who just let them slide. And those friends who are super-sensitive to typos on your Facebook page? Psychological testing reveals they’re generally less open, and are also more likely to be judging you for your mistakes
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According to the Korea Meteorological Agency, the strongest cold wave of the 2017/18 season began Monday, December 11, 2017, and will last throughout this week.  Accompanied by strong winds, temperatures plummeted to -10 °C (14 °F) on Monday morning and are forecasted to drop even further on Tuesday, reaching -17 °C (1.4 °F), KMA said. Seoul is expected
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The controversial US president is expected to sign the ‘Space Policy Directive 1’ that will give NASA orders to “lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars”, according to the White House. The farthest humans have travelled from Earth in recent decades is the International Space
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A complicated experiment has found an exception to an important scientific law relating to heat and energy transfers. It has essentially seen the usual exchange of heat from hot objects to cold objects go backwards in a mind-boggling discovery. They concluded the second law of thermodynamics is not an absolute, definitive concept. The simplest explanation
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One of Argentina’s leading glaciologists is facing criminal charges in a controversial case that could set new standards over the legal liability of scientists for environmental pollution.   Argentinian geoscientist Ricardo Villalba stands accused of manipulating a national inventory of glaciers to exclude smaller glaciers from environmental protections, and thereby enabling repeated instances of cyanide
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The brain is really little more than a collection of electrical signals. If we can learn to catalogue those then, in theory, you could upload someone’s mind into a computer, allowing them to live forever as a digital form of consciousness, just like in the Johnny Depp film Transcendence.   But it’s not just science