Kelly Essien

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Why Strange Lights Sometimes Precede Earthquakes

The science behind pre-earthquake lights.<p>For centuries people have observed strange phenomena before large earthquakes, such as light emanating from ridges and mountaintops. These reports were once dismissed by many scientists, in part because they are often entangled in unscientific theories. For …

Sun erupts with two big solar flares

The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth.<p>The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on the space weather scale at 4:01 a.m. ET (0801 GMT) Friday, then followed with an X.2-class event at 11:03 a.m. …

Astronomy

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to go after more strategic defaulters

Anyone thinking of skating on mortgages owned by either<p>Fannie MaeorFreddie Macmay want to think again. As a result of new government reports, the two companies say they are going to do a better job of going after so-called strategic defaulters.<p>Fannie and Freddie can pursue judgments against …

XL Pipeline Nightmare

20<p><i>This is Part 1 of a 2-part Series</i><p><i>(See Part 2 here: A Cautionary Tale—Tar Sands Oil and Health</i><i>)</i><p>Debate continues to rage over whether the Obama …

How Low Is The Sky? And More Questions A Drone Legal Case Might Resolve

An upcoming trial could change the way the FAA deals with unmanned aircraft.<p>Austrian Raphael "Trappy" Pirker has been flying drones and taking aerial photos as a hobby for about five years. But now he may have to pay $10,000 for an incident in October 2011, according to a complaint filed by the …

Research provides new insight into how the Earth's core was formed

"A complex, multi-stage process."<p>Scientists have long puzzled over just how the core of our planet was formed, and new research out of Stanford University suggests that it could have been a long and complicated process. The research shows that the core could have been formed through a process …

Help Save The Seahorse By Stabbing At Your iPhone

Introducing iSeahorse, a citizen science project for the armored fish.<p>Seahorses are awesome. They're covered in squishable armor that protects them from being crushed. They're one of the only fish species with a neck, as well as one of the few to swim upright. They push the pain of pregnancy and …