Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, having struck the southern African countries of Seychelles, Comoro Islands, Northern Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi, is the record-breaking tenth intense tropical cyclone to strike the Indian Ocean this season, handily breaking the 2006-07 record of just 6 intense cyclones. This storm follows close on the heelsread more

Despite the presence of unseasonably low temperatures seen across the country over the course of March, Alaska has been hit with record-high temperatures, with 55 temperature records across the state being either met or broken, and at least one town marking the earliest 70-degree reading on record for the northernread more

Although the ability to sense magnetic fields has been a long-established fact for a multitude of animal species, experiments searching for magnetoreceptive capabilities in humans have come up empty-handed. A new study may change our view on this seeming disability, having found evidence that our brains register changes in theread more

Scientists have known since the early nineteenth century that the Earth’s magnetic north pole wanders slowly over time, a phenomenon that cartographers have kept track of to ensure the accuracy of navigational charts and any other fields that might be affected by this magnetic meandering. Over the centuries, this drift has been slow, but in recent years the movement of magnetic north has accelerated for reasons that aren’t completely understood, and this rapid movement has prompted researchers to update the map of the planet’s magnetic field a year ahead of schedule.
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