PETALING JAYA: An online portal report that the earth will be in darkness from Dec 21 to 23 due to a solar storm is a hoax, the National Space Agency (Angkasa) said in a statement Monday. "The article quoted National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) president Charles Bolden who, according to the portal, said the news was the space agency's website. "However, there is no such news in the Nasa website. Other sources quoted in the story also couldn't be found, thus proving the news is fake," Angkasa said.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014
BREAKING.Several shots have been fired outside and inside the nation's parliament in Ottawa. Witnesses reported seeing a gunman firing at the Ottawa War Memorial and then running toward the government buildings, where more shots were heard. A soldier has been wounded in the attack, Canadian media report.
Monday, 20 October 2014
Driving winds and heavy rain are set to batter Nottinghamshire as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo strike later today. The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for the county, with fallen trees and flooding potentially causing rush-hour chaos on Tuesday morning. A Met Office spokesman said: “The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will run eastwards across the Atlantic, reaching the UK on Monday night,
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Britain is set to be engulfed by a ‘monster storm’ of heavy rain and bad weather over the next five days. The storm, which stretches the entire width of the Atlantic, will bring heavy rain from tomorrow followed by more downpours over the weekend. Despite this, temperatures will be warmer than usual at around 20C due to low pressure to the west of Britain. Met Office forecasts expected up to 16mm of rain to fall an hour over parts of the south west from tonight before sweeping across Wales and along the south coast tomorrow. Thunderstorms are also expected in places.
Hurricane Gonzalo Strengthens on Path to Bermuda | Breaking News
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Four segments of the San Andreas fault system in Northern California are due for an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 or greater, including a section that runs near infrastructure crucial to water supply in much of the state, according to a geological study.
The Green Valley fault northeast of San Francisco between the cities of Napa and Fairfield is poised for a magnitude-7.1 earthquake or stronger, said researchers from the US Geological Survey and San Francisco State University responsible for the report.
The fault is located near dams and aqueducts that supply water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers to the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, and the farm-heavy Central Valley. The Green Valley fault’s last quake happened “sometime in the 1600s,” AP reported.
The northern Calaveras and Hayward faults in the eastern San Francisco Bay area, as well as the Rodgers Creek fault to the north, are the other segments with enough built-up tension for a magnitude-6.8 or higher quake, the researchers found.
The study, published Monday in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, shows that California "needs to consider more seriously" the major earthquake risks in the region, James Lienkaemper, a US Geological Survey geologist and lead author of the study, told AP.
A passerby stops to take a picture of the earthquake-damaged Vintner's Collective building on August 26, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / AFP)
The four segments at risk are part of the San Andreas fault system, the point at which the western half of the state is moving northwest away from the rest of the United States land mass at a rate of about 2 inches per year.
In 2006, a study of the San Andreas system found that it was past due for a major earthquake, one at least magnitude 7.0, especially in the southern section of its reach. The southern region of the fault has not seen a massive quake for around 300 years, the study concluded.
"The information available suggests that the fault is ready for the next big earthquake but exactly when the triggering will happen and when the earthquake will occur we cannot tell [...] It could be tomorrow or it could be 10 years or more from now," said author Yuri Fialko, of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.
Damage to a downtown building is seen after an earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014. (Reuters / Stephen Lam)
Researchers for the report released Monday gathered data in part from regular readings of fault lines taken by geologists and San Francisco State University students beginning in 1979.
UPDATE: The Mobile County Health Department released this statement: Doctors with the Mobile County Health Department on Tuesday afternoon evaluated a patient who reported having gastrointestinal symptoms. The patient also reported having been in contact with people who traveled from the Republic of Congo more than 45 days ago. Because of the patient’s reported symptoms and other factors, health officials decided the individual should be further evaluated by infectious disease specialists at an area hospital.
A 7.4 earthquake has struck about 106km (66 miles) off the coast of El Salvador, south-east of the city of Usulutan. One person was killed, the quake could be felt across Central America. The mayor of the city of San Miguel in El Salvador posted on Twitter that the one death took place when a man was struck by a falling electricity post. "It felt really powerful, suddenly the whole house started to move," Xiomara Amaya,
Monday, 13 October 2014
Symptoms of Ebola include
- Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
- Severe headache
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)
Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive clinical care and the patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.
Second Ebola case reported in U.S. – healthcare worker at Dallas hospital has tested positive for virus
October 2014 – DALLAS, TX – (RNN) – A second person in the U.S. has tested positive for Ebola. A Dallas healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive, CNN reported early Sunday. This comes less than a week after the first person to test positive in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, died of Ebola in that Dallas hospital. –WTVM Nurse was wearing full protective gear: A health care worker at Texas
Friday, 10 October 2014
The CDC has instructed funeral homes to bury Ebola victims in hermetically sealed caskets, a potentially disturbing revelation given reports that the federal agency had previously purchased thousands of air tight coffin liners which were being stored in Madison, Georgia. A Yahoo News report reveals how the CDC is instructing funeral homes that “remains should be cremated
speeding comet the size of a mountain will come within 87,000 miles of Mars on Oct. 19, and NASA is planning to observe it with just about everything the agency's got. In a press conference Thursday, officials described how they will use more than a dozen NASA assets including three Mars orbiters, two Mars rovers, and a suite of telescopes to see comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring,
BREAKING: According to passengers on board, a Las Vegas flight from NYC landed at McCarran airport in Las Vegas and has been quarantined due to Ebola exposure: http://8nn.tv/1vcsyHV LAS VEGAS -- 8 News NOW is investigating reports that passengers on a plane headed to Las Vegas were exposed to #Ebola virus. There is no information from the Southern Nevada Health District or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; however, there are people on the plane reporting that they are quarantined on the tarmac and there is word that two passengers were exposed in Africa
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The images of the moon that we know, or rather, that we are made to know, paint a landscape of its surface greyish. At the most, brownish or yellowish. In reality, the true images of the Earth's natural satellite show something else. The Moon is a kaleidoscope of changing colors and surprising. The "seas", so to speak, are mainly blue or orange while the craters tend to pink.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Quarantines and detention camps to become a norm in America Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons By Shepard Ambellas | Intellihub.com DALLAS — A second patient suspected of being infected with the deadly Ebola virus may be forced into protective custody, reports say, as the first phase of medical martial law will soon begin. According to a recent report, Dr. David L. Lakey,
Compositions and methods including and related to the Ebola Bundibugyo virus (EboBun) are provided. Compositions are provided that are operable as immunogens to elicit and immune response or protection from EboBun challenge in a subject such as a primate. Inventive methods are directed to detection and treatment of EboBun infection.
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
A blood-red moon has dazzled stargazers for the second time this year, presenting a spectacular view in the skies over the eastern hemisphere. The rare optical phenomenon has been best seen from Asia, Australia, North America and Russia’s Pacific region.
Super Typhoon "Vongfong" has become the strongest tropical cyclone of 2014. According to Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Super Typhoon "Vongfong" reached maximum sustained winds of 288 km/h (180 mph) with gusts up to 352 km/h (218 mph) around 18:00 UTC on October 8, 2014.
Oslo -- Maybe one of them will sprout a bright red nose. Norwegian reindeer are more radioactive than they have been in recent years, possibly owing to their mushroom snacks, researchers said. Lavrans Skuterud, a scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, said reindeer at Vaga reinlag AS, in the central Norwegian Jotunheimen mountainous area, were found in September to have nearly eight times the amount of radioactive substance Caesium-137
DALLAS (WPVI) -- The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health