Monthly Archives: November 2014

Powerful Earthquake Hits off Eastern Indonesia

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A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.8 quake hit…

A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.8 quake hit about 161 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Ternate, the provincial capital of North Maluku, and was centered 41 kilometers (25 miles) below the seabed. The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center said based on historical records the quake was Continue reading

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Japan Volcano Eruption Hits Flights

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TOKYO: Flights in Japan were cancelled or diverted on Thursday (Nov 27) to avoid a cloud of ash and smoke spewing from an erupting volcano in the south.
Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways warned passengers of “a number of cancellations and changed destinations” on routes involving…

TOKYO: Flights in Japan were cancelled or diverted on Thursday (Nov 27) to avoid a cloud of ash and smoke spewing from an erupting volcano in the south.

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways warned passengers of “a number of cancellations and changed destinations” on routes involving Kumamoto airport because of the 800-metre column of debris from Mount Aso.

“Today we cancelled eight flights departing from Kumamoto and four flights arriving there,” a JAL spokesman said. “There was also one flight which chan Continue reading

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Lava From Cape Verde Volcano Threatens To Engulf Town

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Molten lava from a volcano in the Cape Verde archipelago slid towards the town of Cha das Caldeiras on Thursday, threatening to destroy it and a nearby village four days after an initial eruption.
Television images showed a huge lake of steaming black lava just meters away from houses in the…

Molten lava from a volcano in the Cape Verde archipelago slid towards the town of Cha das Caldeiras on Thursday, threatening to destroy it and a nearby village four days after an initial eruption.

Television images showed a huge lake of steaming black lava just meters away from houses in the village of Portela. The village is close to Cha das Caldeiras, whose 1,200-strong population has been evacuated to emergency shelters.

The eruption on the island of Fogo — whose name means fire — is the first since 1995 an Continue reading

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Hundreds of Thousands Without Power Due to East Coast Storm

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More than 350,000 electric customers from Maine to Virginia were without power this morning, after a storm dumped a sloppy mix of rain and snow along the East Coast.
New Hampshire residents experienced the heaviest level of outages, with more than 180,000 electric customers there reported…

More than 350,000 electric customers from Maine to Virginia were without power this morning, after a storm dumped a sloppy mix of rain and snow along the East Coast.

New Hampshire residents experienced the heaviest level of outages, with more than 180,000 electric customers there reported without power this morning. More than 78,000 customers in Maine lost power, along with 55,000 customers in New York.

The storm system grounded hundreds of flights and turned highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston cor Continue reading

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Brisbane Stunned By Severe Storm: ‘No Time To Evacuate, No Warning’

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The worst hail storm to hit Brisbane in a generation has been declared a catastrophe by insurers and prompted the Queensland government to call in the military to help clean up the damage.
Residents left counting the costs had already begun work in darkness overnight.
The half-hour squall on…

The worst hail storm to hit Brisbane in a generation has been declared a catastrophe by insurers and prompted the Queensland government to call in the military to help clean up the damage.

Residents left counting the costs had already begun work in darkness overnight.

The half-hour squall on Thursday afternoon – dumping up to 70mm of rain and hail as big as tennis balls – punched holes in glass skyscrapers, lifted apartment block roofs and shattered windows in thousands of properties and cars across the cit Continue reading

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SPECIAL REPORT: Stanford Scientists Seek to Map Origins of Mental Illness

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An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions. The collaboration could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The researchers…

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions. The collaboration could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Ancient Text Report: Ancient Egyptian Codex Finally Deciphered

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An Egyptian handbook records love spells, exorcisms and a cure for black jaundice (a potentially fatal infection). Written in Coptic (an Egyptian language) the 20-page illustrated codex dates back 1,300 years. This image shows part of the text.

They say the book includes “a number of…

An Egyptian handbook records love spells, exorcisms and a cure for black jaundice (a potentially fatal infection). Written in Coptic (an Egyptian language) the 20-page illustrated codex dates back 1,300 years. This image shows part of the text.

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They say the book includes “a number of prescriptions or sp Continue reading

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