The Sun’s Sudden Burst of Activity Puzzles Scientists

September 26, 2017
The past month has seen a startling increase in activity by the Sun with four powerful X-class solar flares recorded; including one that measured as a X9.3, the strongest since 2005. Coronal mass ejections (CME) – huge arcs of plasma... continued

The Enigmatic “Devil’s Letter”, Translated

September 23, 2017
On August 11, 1676, sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione, a Benedictine nun with the Palma di Montechiaro convent in Italy, was found unconscious in her room, her face smeared with ink, with an undecipherable letter written in an unknown script... continued

NASA Reports the Flow Rate of Glaciers in West Antarctic has Increased

September 22, 2017
A recently-published study from NASA has revealed that glaciers in West Antarctica's Marguerite Bay have increased their flow rate, speeding up by up to 25 percent, an event that has accelerated ice loss in the region from 2 to 3... continued

2 Strong Quakes in the Pacific as Catastrophes Unfold in Puerto Rico and Mexico

September 21, 2017
Two 6.1 earthquakes struck in the Pacific, one near the island of Vanuatu and the other off the coast of Japan uncomfortably near the damaged Fukushima power plant. At the same time, frantic rescue efforts have brought out a citizen army... continued

We may have a Larger Carbon Budget Available to deal with Global Warming than Originally Anticipated

September 21, 2017
A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience has found that the goal of the Paris climate accord of keeping global warming levels below 2ºC (3.6ºF) may be easier to achieve than originally anticipated, allowing humanity a much larger... continued

U.S. Might Close Cuban Embassy over Mysterious Sonic Weapon Attacks

September 20, 2017
More information has come to light regarding the mysterious attacks perpetrated against American diplomats working at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba: 21 individuals have now been affected by what appears to be a series of attacks employing a covert sonic... continued

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico City on Anniversary of ’85 Quake

September 20, 2017
A 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City today causing terrified people to run from swaying buildings. Damage and casualties are not yet known. The 19 September 1985 event measured 8.0 on the Richter Scale, significantly more powerful than the quake that... continued

Dominica Devastated by Maria, Now Headed to Puerto Rico

September 19, 2017
Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica with 165MPH winds and was the first Category 5 hurricane ever to strike the island. It is now headed toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and is continuing to strengthen. A typical autumnal weather pattern... continued

Steampunk Space Probes: Inspiration for NASA’s Next Venus Probe came from 2,300-Year-Old Antikythera Computer

September 19, 2017
To say the environment on the surface of Venus is extreme might be viewed as an understatement by some: the hottest planet in the Solar System's air cooks at a scorching 462ºC (864ºF), under crushing atmospheric pressure that is 92... continued

Maria Aims at Caribbean while Lee forms Behind it and Jose Heads out to Sea

September 17, 2017
Tropical storm Maria is likely to become a powerful hurricane and appears headed along the same path into the Caribbean that Irma took. Meanwhile, Lee appears to be organizing off Cape Verde while Jose,a category 1 hurricane with 80MPH winds seems... continued