Geophysicists: Quartz key to predicting quakes
By: Terrence Aym
A new study claims evidence that the mineral quartz may hold the key to earthquake prediction.The science of predicting earthquakes has not made much headway for more than a century. Barring the successful predictions of geologist Jim Berkland—he has an 80 percent success...
By: Terrence Aym
Scientific research suggests the Earth's changing magnetic field may cause otherwise peaceful animals to become enraged killers banding together in voracious indiscriminate attacks and killing both terrified humans and each other. Rise of the 'zombie' animals? Imagine for a moment a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's...
Is the Endangered Species Act environmentally sound?
By: Sowmya Gali
In the 30 years since the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed, it has improved the conditions of many plants and animal species. Many species were brought back from the brink of extinction. The United States Congress and the Ministry of Interior were very much...
By: Michael Totten
On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 pm, a megathrust earthquake measuring 9.0 Mw struck 81 miles off the east coast of Japan. Among the hardest hit areas of Japan was Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture and the largest city in the Tohoku...
The effects of radiation exposure
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Understanding Radiation Exposure What are the effects of radiation exposure on the human body? At this time, the effects of radiation exposure on the human body are cause for concern, because of the radiation released from the nuclear plant in Japan, the direct result of...
By: Terrence Aym
Emerging science of the titanic forces that trigger earthquakes and volcanoes suggests that underground lightning may play a significant role.Earth is like a gigantic capacitor. The planet can be charged and discharged by rotating external electric fields that are in a state of flux...
A look at unique urban weather conditions
By: B. J. Deming
When it comes to weather—the condition of the atmosphere at any given moment—the factors of water, heat, and air movement operate in the city just as they do in the country. Some cities are famous for their weather, but most urban environments also...
By: Terrence Aym
Professor Raymond Wheeler, from the University of Kansas, at first almost stumbled into the frightening data. The connection was initially discovered by noted Russian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky during 1915: solar storms trigger conflict, wars and death. A vortex of death.Chizhevsky found after intense research...
By: Terrence Aym
Geologic records show that Ice Ages are the norm, punctuated by brief periods of warming. Now one of the most highly respected paleoclimatologists has weighed in and is warning everyone to prepare for a new Ice Age.A new Ice Age? Then what's all the...
Determined scientists vow to drill into Earth's mantle
By: Terrence Aym
French and English scientists Dr. Benoit Ildefonse of the Montpellier University in France and Dr. Damon Teagle of the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, England have announced a bold and dangerous plan to drill through the Earth's crust deep into the unknown: the high-pressure, superheated...

 

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