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Photo: Powerful twin solar flares erupt from sun as cell phone outages spike across US Powerful twin solar flares erupt from sun as cell phone outages spike across US
Space.com - Thu Feb 22, 2024
Tens of thousands of outages were reported by major cellular carriers throughout the United States after a pair of powerful solar flares erupted from the sun on February 21 and February 22. More»

Photo: Scientists Caught Sperm Defying a Major Law of Physics Scientists Caught Sperm Defying a Major Law of Physics
Science Alert - Sat Feb 17, 2024
With their whip-like tails, human sperm propel themselves through viscous fluids, seemingly in defiance of Newtons third law of motion, according to a recent study that characterizes the motion of these sex cells and single-celled algae. More»

Photo: What To Do with Closed Nuclear Plant’s Wastewater? What To Do with Closed Nuclear Plant’s Wastewater?
Associated Press - Sun Apr 10, 2022
One million gallons of radioactive water is inside a former nuclear power plant along Cape Cod Bay and it has got to go. More»

Photo: 7.3 magnitude quake hits north Japan 7.3 magnitude quake hits north Japan
Associated Press - Wed Mar 16, 2022
TOKYO — A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory and plunging more than 2 million homes in the Tokyo area into darkness. More»

Photo: Radiation Disaster - Europe's biggest nuclear power plant ON FIRE after being attacked by Russian tanks Radiation Disaster - Europe's biggest nuclear power plant ON FIRE after being attacked by Russian tanks
Daily Mail - Thu Mar 3, 2022
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the largest of its kind in Europe, was on fire in the early hours of Friday morning after an attack by Russian troops, the mayor of the nearby town of Energodar said. More»

Photo: Russia Threatens ‘Nuclear’ World War Russia Threatens ‘Nuclear’ World War
Daily Beast - Wed Mar 2, 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that a third world war would be “nuclear” and “destructive,” essentially warning NATO not to intervene militarily in Ukraine, a day after peace talks failed to temper the bloodshed and as Russian paratroopers descended on the city of Kharkiv, the second largest city in the nation and the epicenter of fierce fighting. More»

Photo: Chernobyl: Radiation spike at nuclear plant seized by Russian forces Chernobyl: Radiation spike at nuclear plant seized by Russian forces
BBC - Fri Feb 25, 2022
A radiation spike has been recorded near Chernobyls nuclear power plant which has been seized by Russian forces, monitoring data shows. More»

Photo: Fighting Breaks Out Near Chernobyl, Leading to Fears of Nuclear Contamination Over Europe Fighting Breaks Out Near Chernobyl, Leading to Fears of Nuclear Contamination Over Europe
Yahoo News - Thu Feb 24, 2022
Russian troops have pushed into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone — "one of the most radioactive places on Earth" — with shelling reportedly threatening buried nuclear waste storage sites, The Kyiv Independent reports based on comments by Anton Herashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. More»

Photo: Massive Solar Eruption Captured by Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Massive Solar Eruption Captured by Solar Orbiter Spacecraft
SciTech Daily - Sun Feb 20, 2022
The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has captured the largest solar prominence eruption ever observed in a single image together with the full solar disc. More»

Photo: Record-Breaking Megaflash Lightning Documented in North and South America Record-Breaking Megaflash Lightning Documented in North and South America
CNN - Tue Feb 1, 2022
Two new world records for megaflashes of lightning have been recorded by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), including one for longest distance of a singular flash in North America and one for longest duration in South America. More»

Photo: Nuclear-test monitor calls Tonga volcano blast "biggest thing that we've ever seen" Nuclear-test monitor calls Tonga volcano blast "biggest thing that we've ever seen"
NPR - Fri Jan 21, 2022
The explosive volcanic eruption in Tonga on Saturday appears to dwarf the largest nuclear detonations ever conducted, according to a global group that monitors for atomic testing. More»

Photo: A Century of Quantum Mechanics Questions the Fundamental Nature of Reality A Century of Quantum Mechanics Questions the Fundamental Nature of Reality
Science News - Wed Jan 12, 2022
Scientists are like prospectors, excavating the natural world seeking gems of knowledge about physical reality. More»

Photo: China’s Lunar Lander Detects Moon Water Up-Close in Historic First China’s Lunar Lander Detects Moon Water Up-Close in Historic First
PetaPixel - Sun Jan 9, 2022
China’s Chang’e 5 lunar lander has found the first-ever on-site evidence of water on the Moon’s surface. More»

Photo: Tornadoes From Rare Supercell Caused Damage in Georgia Tornadoes From Rare Supercell Caused Damage in Georgia
CNN - Sun Jan 2, 2022
CONYERS, Georgia - Rare "low precipitation" (LP) supercells spawned tornadoes across at least two Georgia counties on New Years Eve. More»

Photo: The Longest Lunar Eclipse in Centuries Will Happen This Week The Longest Lunar Eclipse in Centuries Will Happen This Week
Miami Herald - Tue Nov 16, 2021
You can see the longest partial lunar eclipse in hundreds of years this week. More»

Photo: US Government Works to 'Cocoon' Old Nuclear Reactors US Government Works to 'Cocoon' Old Nuclear Reactors
Associated Press - Thu Nov 4, 2021
RICHLAND, Washington - Costs to clean up a massive nuclear weapons complex in Washington state are usually expressed in the hundreds of billions of dollars and involve decades of work. More»

Photo: Juno probe provides the first 3D view of Jupiter's atmosphere Juno probe provides the first 3D view of Jupiter's atmosphere
Yahoo News - Sun Oct 31, 2021
NASAs Juno probe has provided a better, deeper look at Jupiters atmosphere. More»

Photo: Sun fires off major solar flare from Earth-facing sunspot Sun fires off major solar flare from Earth-facing sunspot
Space.com - Thu Oct 28, 2021
Solar particles blasted out in association with the flare could hit Earth tomorrow (October 29). More»

Photo: Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America 1,000 years ago Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America 1,000 years ago
The Guardian - Fri Oct 22, 2021
Half a millennium before Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic, the Vikings reached the “New World”, as the remains of timber buildings at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Canada’s Newfoundland testify. More»

Photo: 'Aggressive' volcano on La Palma in Spain blows open TWO new fissures spewing more lava into the ocean- as eruption destroys 1,000 buildings 'Aggressive' volcano on La Palma in Spain blows open TWO new fissures spewing more lava into the ocean- as eruption destroys 1,000 buildings
Daily Mail - Sat Oct 2, 2021
New fissures have opened in the erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, spewing lava and ash into the air, with 1,000 buildings destroyed so far. More»

Photo: First Came A Quake In Mexico, Then Strange Blue Lights First Came A Quake In Mexico, Then Strange Blue Lights
NPR - Thu Sep 9, 2021
Mexicans are sharing spectacular videos of bursts of blue lights seen streaking across the skies as a strong earthquake rocked the countrys Pacific coast city of Acapulco on Wednesday. More»

Photo: The New Thermodynamic Understanding of Clocks The New Thermodynamic Understanding of Clocks
Quanta Magazine - Tue Aug 31, 2021
In 2013, a masters student in physics named Paul Erker went combing through textbooks and papers looking for an explanation of what a clock is. More»

Photo: 15,000-Year-Old Viruses Discovered in Tibetan Glacier Ice 15,000-Year-Old Viruses Discovered in Tibetan Glacier Ice
Ohio State News - Fri Aug 6, 2021
Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. More»

Photo: Eternal Change for No Energy: A Time Crystal Finally Made Real Eternal Change for No Energy: A Time Crystal Finally Made Real
Quanta Magazine - Fri Jul 30, 2021
In a preprint posted online Thursday night, researchers at Google in collaboration with physicists at Stanford, Princeton and other universities say that they have used Google’s quantum computer to demonstrate a genuine “time crystal. More»

Photo: Jeff Bezos says spaceflight reinforced his commitment to solving climate change Jeff Bezos says spaceflight reinforced his commitment to solving climate change
NBC News - Tue Jul 20, 2021
Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space and said he came back a changed man. More»

Photo: Is Reality a Game of Quantum Mirrors? Is Reality a Game of Quantum Mirrors?
SciTech Daily - Tue Jul 6, 2021
Imagine you sit down and pick up your favorite book. More»

Photo: The Mystery at the Heart of Physics That Only Math Can Solve The Mystery at the Heart of Physics That Only Math Can Solve
Quanta Magazine - Sun Jun 13, 2021
Over the past century, quantum field theory has proved to be the single most sweeping and successful physical theory ever invented. More»

Photo: Six Earthquakes Rattle Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Reno in a Day Six Earthquakes Rattle Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Reno in a Day
New York Times - Fri May 28, 2021
At least six earthquakes, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2, shook the Lake Tahoe, Reno and Carson City area early on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey. More»

Photo: New quantum material discovered New quantum material discovered
Phys Org - Mon May 24, 2021
In everyday life, phase transitions usually have to do with temperature changes—for example, when an ice cube gets warmer and melts. More»

Photo: Volcano Erupts Near Congolese City of Goma; Residents Flee Volcano Erupts Near Congolese City of Goma; Residents Flee
NBC New York - Sat May 22, 2021
Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo erupted for the first time in nearly two decades Saturday, turning the night sky a fiery red and sending lava onto a major highway as panicked residents tried to flee Goma, a city of nearly 2 million. More»

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