Category Archives: Science

Pain relievers causing hearing loss

A study following women for 14 years has found that use of 2 types of pain reliever are linked to hearing loss in women. The study only followed women but while it didn’t include men the results probably translate to men as … Continue reading

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Solar Storm Outbreak!

I like solar storms to a point. They produce awesome northern lights and auroras. And so far this week we have had solar winds from a coronal hole (in the sun), a couple of solar flares and a couple of CMEs (Coronal … Continue reading

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Two medium magnitude quakes hit Italy today, one in the wee hours of the morning was a 4.0 and woke people up but caused little damage, the other was 8 hours later, a magnitude 5.1 and caused fear and confusion but … Continue reading

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Yet another 5.0 in Christchurch NZ

While checking the data from the Japan quake from overnight I went to the earth quake pages at USGS and there is a new Red spot on New Zealand. 15 minutes ago another 5.0 hit a new part of the … Continue reading

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Rift Valley quake

As always a sizeable quake in Africa’s rift valley is worth noting. The continent of Africa is being torn apart by forces from below causing a the valley to form and at some point a new sea to develop. With quakes and volcanoes and … Continue reading

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Super Volcanoes, old and new?

As I expect most people know there have been a small number of what is termed Super-Volcanoes. The volcano at Yellowstone is probably the most well known but it’s not the only one and it may not be the next … Continue reading

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Quake count up:6

When I look at the map and see the quakes from the last day the first thing is the quakes I expected to see but don’t I think this underlines that I and no-one else are able to predict specific … Continue reading

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6 months in and costliest year already

This year has been a mess. With the Japan March 11 quake and tsunami, the record year for tornadoes in the US and flooding all over no wonder this is the costliest year on record according to re-insurers and Discovery News. No doubt … Continue reading

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Is the universe spinning?

Piece in Discovery news about that the universe could be spinning. Interesting theory based on two seperate studies of different hemispheres of the universe that have more galixies spinning in one direction that the other. Clockwise in one hemisphere, counter … Continue reading

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Our place under the sun?

The common thinking is that the sun, the planets and everything else in our solar system started from and was created out of a  single accretion  disk. This would mean that the stuff we are made of would all fall … Continue reading

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