Monday, February 19, 2018
California earthquakes are a geologic inevitability. The state straddles the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and is crisscrossed by the San Andreas and other active fault systems. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island on...
Alaska was hit by more but weaker tremors, measuring at magnitudes of 4.2, 4.0, 3.9, 3.6, 3.5 and 3.3 while a 4.5 magnitude quake shook Japan.The earthquake activity returns after a magnitude six quakes struck 10km deep off the...
DAMASCUS, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The Syrian government said on Tuesday that Israel would face "more surprises" in future attacks on Syria's territory, after Syrian air defences shot down an Israeli F-16 jet.Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed the F-16 as...
Several Christian students were knifed and beaten at a high school in Nairobi, Kenya, after they refused to convert to Islam, reports have said, with clashes leaving 35 students injured.Morning Star News reports that the brawl took place last week...
Skywatchers are in for a special treat: Early Wednesday morning (Jan. 31), a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon coincide to create a rare lunar event that hasn't been seen in North America in more than...
Scientists have found strong evidence that 2018 will see a big uptick in the number of large earthquakes globally. Earth's rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again.You...
The new year could bring an increase in massive and devastating earthquakes, research from October suggested. But as our prediction of earthquakes becomes better, so does our ability to prepare for these natural disasters.About four years ago, the Earth’s rotation slowed slightly....
Thousands of us unwrapped voice-activated electronic devices on Christmas Day.Amazon’s Alexa service, Apple’s Home Pod and Google’s Home speakers were among the best-sellers.Recognising the human voice, the gadgets can play music, search the web, shop online, check the weather...
Russia will get a country-wide biometric database for financial services starting next summer, the central bank said.The system will expand access to banking by letting people open accounts without having to visit a branch and is a key milestone...
Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other...

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