Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Hits COQUIMBO, CHILE
Forecasters are predicting a relatively quiet hurricane season this year, and that is good news for many Galveston residents, many of whom are still recovering from Hurricane Ike. When Ike slammed into Galveston, it caused millions of dollars in damage by destroying or damaging property and shattering lives. Forecasts more »
Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey presented the results of a study which focused on the disposal of wastewater from natural gas drilling as a possible cause for the increase in the number of earthquakes that have shaken the central part of the U.S. since 2000. The study said the more »
Just 20 miles from a populous city is one of Mexico's newly awakened volcano. For the past few months, the Popocatépetl volcano southeast of the capital has been spewing chunks of flaming, incandescent rock and burping up clouds of hot white ash and steaming gray vapors. At night, residents more »
Have you looked up into the sky in recent nights? Venus is that “star” in the evening sky that appears so blindingly brilliant. Ironically Venus is getting brighter in the nighttime sky, and will for a few more weeks, even as we’re more »
The first round of Atlantic hurricane season forecasts were released about three weeks ago and more will be released as we approach the start of hurricane season on June first. AccuWeather is released its forecast today. Like the previous forecasts, AccuWeather’s long-range forecaster Paul Pastelok envisions a season with more »
The public is invited to a free lecture being held at the Library of Congress, about the rare Venus transit event. On June 5, 2012, the planet Venus will move across the face of the sun. Such transits of Venus are among the rarest of planetary alignments, and they come in pairs that are eight years apart but separated by more than a century.
A new school desk has been designed to protect students during an earthquake by absorbing the impact of falling concrete and steel weighing up to 1000 kg (about 1 ton) Image Gallery (12 images) Anyone who has been through earthquake drills in school knows the standard defense against falling debris is for students to crawl under their desks. Unfortunately, while this might block a few pieces of stray drywall and glass, a wooden desk isn’t going to withstand the crushing weight from large chunks of concrete or steel
A bright ball of light traveling east to west was seen over the skies of central and northern California Sunday morning, April 22. The former space rock-turned-flaming-meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere around 8 a.m. PDT. Reports of the fireball have come in from as far north as Sacramento, Calif. and as far east as North Las Vegas, Nev.