The last supermoon of 2022 rises on Thursday

The last supermoon of 2022 rises on Thursday

The last supermoon of the year, also known as Sturgeon Moon, occurs Thursday evening and coincides with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Before you get too excited about the dual celestial events, there’s some bad news. The bright full moon will likely embarrass those hoping to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower. … Read more

Unexpected solar wind flow hits Earth at 372 miles per second

On Sunday, the Earth’s magnetic field was bombarded by a current of solar wind reaching speeds of over 600 kilometers (372 miles) per second. While that’s nothing too alarming – solar storms often hit our planet setting off spectacular auroras – what’s odd is that this storm was totally unexpected. “This event was unplanned, so … Read more

Earth has broken the record for the shortest day since the invention of atomic clocks

The Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation with a speed of 1.59 milliseconds on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history. (NASA) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — If it feels like there’s less time in the day, you’re right. Scientists have recorded the shortest day on Earth since … Read more

Discovery in Paleontologist’s Backyard Reveals Evidence of Early North American Humans

Butchery marks are visible on the mammoth ribs. The upper rib shows a blunt impact fracture, the middle rib shows a puncture wound, and the lower rib shows cut marks. (Timothy Rowe et al., University of Texas at Austin) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes AUSTIN, Texas — The startling discovery of mammoth fossils in a … Read more

Los Angeles bank executive identified as third killed by lightning near White House

A young California bank executive has been identified as the third person killed in a gripping lightning strike filmed near the White House last week. Brooks Lambertson, a 29-year-old City National Bank vice president based in Los Angeles, was identified by DC police as the third death from Thursday night’s strike that also left a … Read more

Eastern Kentucky: Hundreds still missing after flooding as death toll hits 37

As rescue and recovery teams worked to reach isolated areas on Monday, the number of people confirmed dead in last week’s flooding rose to 37, Governor Andy Beshear said. The death toll is expected to rise. “We are still looking for people and unfortunately we are still finding these bodies,” Beshear told CNN Monday night. … Read more

McKinney Fire: In just 3 days, the Northern California blaze exploded to become the state’s largest blaze this year

The blaze, dubbed the McKinney Fire, erupted Friday afternoon in the Klamath National Forest near the California-Oregon border and has since ravaged more than 52,000 acres, advancing on homes and forcing nearly 2 000 inhabitants to evacuate on Saturday, the authorities announced. Thick smoke above the blaze helped slow its growth on Sunday, but also … Read more

Floods in Kentucky: More rain will hit already soaked and devastated communities as the region remains in search and rescue mode after deadly floods

“The forecasts are concerning, and we’re watching them very closely, obviously. We’re also sending out warnings and making sure everyone is aware,” said Col. Jeremy Slinker, Kentucky’s director of emergency management. “We’re preparing for it and making sure all residents are prepared for it because we just don’t want to lose anyone else or have … Read more

Southern California could see flooding this weekend – NBC Los Angeles

Forecasters predict a risk of showers and thunderstorms this weekend, especially in the mountains of LA and Ventura counties and in the Antelope, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys, where a flood watch was in effect until 11 p.m. Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, heavy showers are possible. The risk of storms will … Read more

Have you seen this? Classical music scary enough to make you scream

Have you seen this?  Classical music scary enough to make you scream

They say music can appease the wild beast, but did you know that classical music can bring out beastly screams? (Scott Seaton via Youtube) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes THE CONCERT HALL – It is said that music can appease the wild beast, but did you know that classical music can bring out beastly cries? … Read more