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Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.<p>Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan's Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to …

Solar Storms Threaten Gadgets This Weekend

A pair of solar events has the potential to disrupt power and GPS this Friday and Saturday, according to the U.S. Space Weather Center.<p>Two coronal mass ejections—enormous discharges of plasma—will create magnetic storms when they interact with the earth’s magnetic field. These storms have the …

The Last Summer 'Supermoon' Of 2014 Is Also A Harvest Moon

Skywatchers, you're in for a treat. Tonight's "supermoon" is a pretty special one.<p>When the moon turns full on Monday, Sept. 8 at 9:38 p.m. EDT, it not only will become the last supermoon of the summer, but also this year's Harvest Moon -- which is a full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal …

Harvest Full Moon Rises Monday in Summer 'Supermoon' Finale

<i>Editor's Note: Find out how to watch a webcast about the Harvest Moon airing tonight (Sept. 8) will Space.com's latest story - Full Harvest Moon</i> …

Asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday

An asteroid will come within 25,000 miles of Earth on Sunday, but don't panic — NASA says it doesn't pose a threat.<p>The asteroid, known as 2014 RC, will pass over New Zealand about 2:18 p.m. ET on Sunday. From its reflected brightness, astronomers estimate that the asteroid is about 60 feet in …

Earthquake hits southern Greece

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Peloponnese in southern Greece on Friday, the national earthquake observatory said. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.<p>The "very strong" quake hit at 0345 GMT on Friday with its epicentre recorded between the Peloponnese and the island of Milos, …

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, …

Large 6.9 earthquake reported in central Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A large 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday.<p>There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Mario Casareto, spokesman for Peru's fire agency. He said authorities were still surveying the …

Quake is Bay Area's strongest in 25 years - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Are you there? Share your images if you can safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The strongest earthquake in 25 years in Northern California's Bay Area struck early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble.<p>The 6.0-magnitude quake …

Wild Weather: U.S. Hit by ‘Most Unusual Year’ for Temperatures

If you haven't seen anything like this year's weather, well, neither has anyone else.<p>This year is on track to set a temperature record that climate researchers say is unique since the first time stats were taken in 1900.<p>A typical year in the U.S. would see near-average temperatures or a spike in …

Predicting A Future Free Of Dollar Bills

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Simon Black is CEO at London-based</i> <i>Sage Pay.</i><p>Picture the scene. It’s 2020. You’re at the checkout in a convenience store with a carton of milk. But you’ve got no cash and you’ve left your cards at home. No problem. You scan your right index finger; the green light flashes. Purchase …