Earth and Space Weather News October 21, 2014: Comet Siding Spring Update; 5 M-class solar flares yesterday; Space weather; Earthquake watch; Global weather
Nigeria has been declared officially Ebola-free after a six week period with no new cases. Nigeria previously had 20 cases in total, of which eight died. Speaking at a conference in Tunis, the World Health Organization’s Director General Margaret Chan praised Nigeria’s success in controlling the deadly disease – brought to the country by a Liberian diplomat in July. Nigeria’s battle to stamp out the deadly fever was hailed a “spectacular success story” by WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz.
Earth and Space Weather News October 20, 2014: Comet Siding Spring buzzes Mars; China Landslide; Flare/Quake Uptick Review; Earthquake watch; Space weather; Global weather
Earth and Space Weather News October 18, 2014: CIOC: Comet Siding Spring Close approach to Mars occurs in 1 day; C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) Current Status; Belfast Homes Flooded After Heavy Rain; Sao Paulo suffers worst drought in decades; Global weather; Space weather; Earthquake watch
A new study shows that nearly half of Americans are so concerned about catching the Ebola virus that they are unwilling to travel abroad at all. A school in Cleveland cancelled classes, after learning that one staff member might have flown on the same airline – not even the same route – as one of the infected nurses. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan looks at how Ebola fear-mongering, conspiracies, myths, and cures are spreading – including an Ebola zombie post on social media that went viral.
Earth and Space Weather News October 17, 2014: M4.3 solar flare erupted in spectacular fashion; Huge incoming sunspots; Earthquake watch; Cassini Caught in Hyperion’s Particle Beam; Temperature Predictions; Precipitation Predictions; Global weather
“A new poll last week revealed disturbing trends about the increasingly dire media coverage of the Ebola story in the United States. Measuring the rising anxiety among news consumers, a Rutgers-Eagleton poll of New Jersey residents found that 69 percent are at least somewhat concerned about the deadly disease spreading in the U.S. The truly strange finding was that people who said they were following the story most closely were the ones with the most inaccurate information about Ebola. The more information they consumed about the dangerous disease, the less they knew about it. How is that even possible? Poll director David Redlawsk cast an eye of blame on the news media. ‘The tone of the coverage seems to be increasing fear while not improving understanding,’ Redlawsk told a reporter. ‘You just have to turn on the TV to see the hysteria of the talking heads media. It’s really wall to wall. The crawls at the bottom of the screen are really about fear. And in all the fear and all the talking, there’s not a lot of information.'”
The United States military is sending hundreds more troops to join the thousands already in West Africa, helping tackle the Ebola crisis. Speaking on Wednesday, Rey Odierno, the Army chief-of-staff, for the first time revealed the full extent of America’s global military presence – saying it has troops stationed in over 150 countries worldwide – that’s three quarters of all countries on the planet.
Earth and Space Weather News October 16, 2014: Spiderweb Galaxy; Umbral fields looping on sun; Space weather; Rapid Geomagnetic Reversal Possibility: Confirmed; Jersey airport runway re-named as magnetic pole shifts; Earthquake watch; Arctic Sea Ice Extent; Global weather
Earth and Space Weather News October 15, 2014: Huge, long duration M2 Solar Flare; it is NOT Earth directed; Earth’s magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime; State if the Climate Report; Global weather; Space weather
Earth and Space Weather News October 14, 2014: M7.3 Earthquake struck the boarder of El Salvador and Nicaragua; Planetary alignments; Space weather; NASA contrail article; Global weather; “Hudhud” cyclonic storm images; Tornado damage in Arkansas
Malala Yousafzai’s speech in accepting the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize is awe inspiring. Malala, who is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke about her human rights work around education and saving the minds of other women under terrorism’s rule.
Earth and Space Weather News October 13, 2014: Planetary alignments, Space weather, Earthquake watch, Global weather, featured, Evacuations as Cyclone Hudhud hits Indian coast, Typhoon Vongfong sweeps up the Japanese coast
Earth and Space Weather News October 12, 2014: There are 7 days until the close approach of Comet Siding Spring to Mars, Indonesian volcano Mount Sinabung spews out ash cloud and lava, Space weather, Earthquake watch, Global weather
By Sol Luckman for SCIENTIFIC MERKIN Ever since the so-called Enlightenment, pseudo-scientists worldwide have feverishly searched for smaller and smaller particles—seemingly oblivious to the fact that particles don’t really exist … except to the extent they’re just momentarily suspended waves in an ever-changing, vibrational, holographic sea, duh. Now the high priests of pseudo-science, otherwise known […]