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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