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Sunspot goes wild! X-class solar flare blasts in our direction

The sun erupted with a powerful solar flare on Tuesday, disrupting radio traffic and sending a blast of electrically charged particles our way. And there may be more blasts to come.<p>The X1.2-class flare was recorded by sun-observing satellites, including NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, at about …

The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

In a demonstration of the power of science to ruin a perfectly respectable work of art, researchers have discovered the colour of the dark side of the moon.<p>Measurements from a telescope in Hawaii mean that pedants may now argue that, technically speaking, if one wanted to be entirely accurate, the …

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Hong Kong’s new air index confirms what anyone trying to breathe already knows

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department recently introduced a brand-new air quality measurement system to provide “more timely and useful air pollution information to the public,” complete with a smartphone app and a nifty scale that rates residents’ health risks based on the current …

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Anti-Whaling Activists Put Focus on Complex Law and Bloody Tradition

Despite opposition from scientists and animal advocates, Japanese whaling continues in Antarctica, fueled by nationalism.<p>As reports of dead minke whales in the Southern Ocean circulate, the battle over Japanese whaling heats up in turbulent waters.<p><b>Video shot by an aircraft operated by the</b> …

NASA gets White House approval to extend International Space Station by four years

The $100 billion-plus International Space Station (ISS) is set to have its operations extended by four more years.<p>NASA plans to announce this week that the White House has approved the station’s operations to continue until 2024, according to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.<p>The four-year …

Utah avalanche was largest in modern history

The avalanche near Salt Lake City last year that carried enough rock, dirt and debris to bury New York's Central Park under 66 feet of rubble was North America's largest such disaster in modern history, according to University of Utah scientists.<p>The April 2013 rockslide sent 165 million tons of …

New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps

A new gold rush is hitting Johannesburg, literally flattening the South African city whose Zulu name “Egoli” means City of Gold.<p>Hundreds of massive dumps of “tailings,” the waste product left from more than a century of gold mining, dot the area in and around South Africa's largest city. Experts …

Canadian traveler is first killed by H5N1 bird flu in North America

A Canadian who died after traveling home from Beijing was infected with H5N1 bird flu — the first reported death in North America from the virus, which has been slowly spreading and worrying health experts for more than a decade.<p>The virus rarely passes person to person, but health officials said …

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

Tired of reading about intensely cold temperatures? Here's some news that might help take your mind off this week's deep freeze. It could even give you an excuse to hang around outside Thursday.<p>An intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute …

Indonesian Volcano Covers Surrounding Communities in World of Ash

Mount Sinabung erupted again Saturday, Feb. 1 in a deadly explosion that killed at least 14. The a volcano, located on western island of Sumatra, had …

Lions Nearing Extinction In West Africa, Study Finds

<b>By John R. Platt (Click here for original article)</b><p>Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordinator for the big-cat conservation organization Panthera, describes the six years he and other researchers spent combing the wilds of 17 nations looking for …

Australian doctors pull inch-long cockroach from man's ear

Friends of Darwin man say they have started sleeping with headphones on after insect burrowed into his ear during the night<p>A man in Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed.<p>Darwin-based …

Chemical Leak Causes Water Emergency In West Virginia; Plant Shut Down

More than 100,000 customers of one water company in West Virginia have been warned not to drink, cook or wash with the water coming from their taps because of chemicals that seeped into the Elk River near Charleston on Thursday.<p>The warning covers all or parts of nine counties (listed below). More …

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners

China's leaders address Chairman Mao's 're-education through labour' by closing labour camps across country and releasing tens of thousands of prisoners<p><b>China</b> appears to have fulfilled a promise to dismantle hundreds of labour camps and release tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned in them …

The Week in Review: Snowden Leaks Into Europe

Inside Flipboard / November 1, 2013<p>Edward J. Snowden remains in the news this week with the latest batch of files released proving the United States …