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The ‎science‏ of earthquakes: Examining what caused the devastating natural disasters in Mexico and Japan

Earthquakes can be caused by volcanoes erupting, asteroids hitting the surface of the planet, or even nuclear explosions In the past fortnight, two large-scale Earthquakes have hit Mexico and Japan causing devastation to buildings and killing hundreds. In general, any vibration sent through the Ear

ALPHR - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Trying to Save the Corals of the Great Barrier Reef in 360

DNA database promises breakthroughs in missing person cold cases

Photo: Scientists say the current system of trying to match unidentified human remains with missing people is 'clunky at best'. (ABC News: James Hancock) Scientists say Australia could be on the verge of making major breakthroughs in baffling missing persons cases. The possible gamechanger? A more

ABC ONLINE - 2017-09-23 22:20:41

Donald Trump Is Deleting Taxpayer-Funded Climate ‎Science‏

According to investigations, the Trump administration is actively deleting climate science from government department websites - research that was funded by our tax dollars. That research belongs to the people, not to Donald Trump, and he has absolutely no right to remove it from our view. Ring of F

TROFIRE.COM - 2017-09-23 15:42:16

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous - and why there's probably more to come

Hurricanes Katia, Irma, and Jose churn their way through the Atlantic and Caribbean.NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens and Jesse Allen The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is "extremely active," according to the definitions used by the National Hurricane Center. That's largely because the

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-23 12:45:00

Astronomers find strange, comet-like double asteroid

This set of Hubble Space Telescope photos shows a pair of asteroids orbiting each other. This binary asteroid - - labled 2006 VW139/288P - also has comet-like features, including a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust. Astronomers observed the asteroid pair in September 20

EARTH & SKY - 2017-09-23 10:03:32

There's Meth-Laced 7Up in Mexico

Credit: T.Dallas/Shutterstock Reports of methamphetamine-laced 7Up in Mexico have prompted Arizona health officials to warn travelers about the potential contamination, according to news reports. The contaminated soft drinks have killed one person and sickened seven others, the Coloradoan reported

LIVESCIENCE.COM - 2017-09-22 21:21:00

Extraordinary, Eccentric and Eerie: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Summer has drawn to a close and given way to autumn here in the Western Hemisphere, but nothing's changed at HowStuffWorks - we're still pumping out amazing stories about the weird and wonderful world we live in. So bust out your fuzzy socks and hot chocolate (what, too soon?) to cozy up with a few

HOW STUFF WORKS - 2017-09-22 21:03:32

Can A Huge One Million Year Old, Man Made Underground Complex Rewrite History?

Nearly all of the scholars defend the notion that human civilization particularly existed for 12,000 years on our planet. Yet, there are remarkable numbers of findings which suggest that we, the people, have a rather different past. Many discoveries, such as artifacts, structures and temples, are ev

HIDDENFACTS.NET - 2017-09-22 21:00:55

NASA opens new facility named after real-life ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician

Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals What Happened When He Met Donald Trump

The Hartford Courant reports that during a speech at a Yale University climate change conference, Leonardo DiCaprio revealed that he met with President Donald Trump to talk about the issue. Here are highlights: On traveling the world to film Before the Flood: "When you start talking about chemically

411MANIA.COM - 2017-09-22 20:01:18

Wasp Bite Gives Man a Heart Attack

Credit: Bill Mack/Shutterstock A sting from a yellow jacket is typically a minor annoyance, but a wasp bite turned into a major medical problem for a 45-year-old British man: He had a severe allergic reaction to the bite and, as a result, suffered a heart attack, according to a recent report of the

LIVESCIENCE.COM - 2017-09-22 19:18:00

This Is One Of The Strangest Objects Ever Discovered In The Solar System

Is it an asteroid? A comet? Both? Observations by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new details about a strange binary asteroid that's performing double-duty as a comet. It's the first time scientists have ever seen such a thing. Image: NASA, ESA and J. Agarwal (Max Planck Institute for Sola

GIZMODO AUSTRALIA - 2017-09-22 18:00:00

Autumn Equinox 2017: Why Friday Is The First Day Of Fall In The Northern Hemisphere | TIME

Man who predicted 23 September Nibiru apocalypse reveals where he will hide tomorrow

David Meade has forecast the long-fabled alien world known as Nibiru or Planet X will come into view above Earth tomorrow - September 23, 2017. Nibiru will then crash into Earth or cause devastation with a catastrophic near miss, he claims. Conspiracy theorists believe the gravitational pull of the

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-22 16:20:00

Horrified doctors find parasitic worm wriggling inside teenage boy's EYE after he complains of vision loss

The 17-year-old had reportedly been experiencing pain and 'could barely see' when he sought medical help Doctors were horrified when they found a parasitic worm wriggling around inside a teenage boy's eye . The 17-year-old had reportedly been experiencing pain and 'could barely see' when he sought

MIRROR - 2017-09-22 15:04:30

Is the end of the world on October 21 and what is David Meade’s new Planet X conspiracy theory?

A DOOMSDAY theorist fears "seven years of catastrophic events" begins next month - and recent natural disasters are proof the supposed Biblical prophecy is coming true. David Meade predicts nuclear attacks and hurricanes will devastate the earth - triggered by a mysterious Planet X. Here's everythin

THE SUN - 2017-09-22 14:21:41

Parasitic worm squirms through teen's eye, damaging his vision

This image shows the teen's damaged right eye. The white arrow points to a translucent section of the parasitic worm. The dark spots beneath the arrow are blood. (The New England Journal of Medicine 2017) When doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-22 11:38:30

New technique spots warning signs of extreme events

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many extreme events-from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife species-seem to occur without warning. It's often impossible to predict when such bursts of instability wi

PHYS.ORG - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Scientists spot odd pair of asteroids locked in a watery dance

While NASA is hard at work getting a fancy probe to steal rocks from a nearby asteroid, researchers with their eyes on the rocky belt of debris that dominates the space between Mars and Jupiter have detected a pair of rocks that are doing something never before seen. The rocks, which are considered

BGR - 2017-09-21 23:32:32

Extreme Cosmic Rays Come from Mystery Sources in Galaxies Far Beyond the Milky Way

The most extreme cosmic rays originate from galaxies beyond the Milky Way, scientists have discovered, bringing them one step closer to understanding the origins of the mysterious particles that bombard Earth. Cosmic rays-particles from outer space that travel at near the speed of light-are able to

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-21 18:00:03

Clues to Africa's Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons

Researchers in Malawi examining bone fragments whose DNA point to enormous migrations thousands of years ago that shaped present-day populations.Credit Jessica Thompson It was only two years ago that researchers found the first ancient human genome in Africa: a skeleton in a cave in Ethiopia yielde

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-21 16:00:15

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited. Sonia Vallabh was studying at Harvard Law school in 2010 when her mother became ill. She had trouble seeing, lost her memory and spoke in tongues. "She was fitful and c

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 15:24:46

Satan's enigma: 'Possessed' nun's 17th-century letter deciphered

A letter supposedly written by a nun possessed by Satan has been deciphered. (Daniele Abate) A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered. Scientists used a deep-web code breaker to read the letter. The messa

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-21 15:00:20

New Horizons Probe Wakes from 5-Month Slumber

An artist's illustration of the New Horizons spacecraft flying by the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1, 2019. Recent observations suggest that 2014 MU69 may be a binary object.Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is zooming through the outer solar system with its eyes open

SPACE.COM - 2017-09-21 12:11:00

This Nuclear Bomb Map Shows What Would Happen if One Exploded Near You

Imagine that a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you. Do you know how the city, surrounding region, and its inhabitants would be affected? If you can't think of much more than "a lot of people would die," you're not alone. "We live in a world where nuclear weapons issues are o

SCIENCEALERT.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Where No Flatworm Has Gone Before: Doctors Find Wriggling Parasite in Teen's Eyeball

When a 17-year-old guy in Mexico presented at the hospital with complaints about serious eye pain, the doctors were in for a squirmy surprise when they examined him. Shining a light into the eyeball, they saw inflammation, blood, and several holes in the iris. And a worm - darting in and out of thos

SCIENCEALERT.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistory

The findings, published Sept. 21 in Cell by an international research team led by Harvard Medical School, answer several longstanding mysteries and uncover surprising details about sub-Saharan African ancestry-including genetic adaptations for a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and the first glimpses of po

PHYS.ORG - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Investigational MERS vaccine receives approval for Phase I trial in South Korea

GeneOne Life Science, Inc. announces that it has received approval from the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (KMFDS) for an Investigational New Drug application for a Phase I/IIa study of its investigational vaccine, GLS-5300, against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (ME

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-09-21 05:50:39

Elon Musk's hyperloop could revolutionise public transport | The Economist

Parasites impact global salmon supply