Archive for January 23, 2012

30 5.0+ Earthquakes Worldwide in the last 7 days

January 23, 2012 Comments off

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There has been an recent increase of earthquakes measuring 5.0 and above globally from various parts of the world from Iran to Chile.  Over the last four days there has been four consecutive earthquakes measuring 6.0+ each day.  Here is a rundown of the latest… Read more…

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Man dies of bird flu in southwest China: Report

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The current strain of H5N1 is highly pathogenic, kills most species of birds and up to 60 per cent of the people it infects.

The current strain of H5N1 is highly pathogenic, kills most species of birds and up to 60 per cent of the people it infects.

BEIJING — A man in southwest China died of bird flu on Sunday after three days of intensive care treatment in hospital, the official Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry of Health as saying.

The 39-year old — who died in hospital in Guiyan, capital of Guizhou province — began suffering from fever on January 6.

Xinhua said China’s centres for disease control and prevention at provincial and national levels confirmed the man had died after being infected with the H5N1 bird flu strain.

The man had had close contact with 71 individuals, but none had shown unusual symptoms, the health ministry told Xinhua. The report did not mention whether the man had been in recent contact with birds.

The virus is normally found in Read more…

India to pay gold instead of dollars for Iranian oil. Oil and gold markets stunned

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Iranian oil for India

India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar, debkafile’s intelligence and Iranian sources report exclusively.  Those sources expect China to follow suit. India and China take about one million barrels per day, or 40 percent of Iran’s total exports of 2.5 million bpd. Both are superpowers in terms of gold assets.

By trading in gold, New Delhi and Beijing enable Tehran to bypass the upcoming freeze on its central bank’s assets and the oil embargo which the European Union’s foreign ministers agreed to impose Monday, Jan. 23. The EU currently buys around 20 percent of Iran’s oil exports.

The vast sums involved in these transactions are expected, furthermore, to boost the price of gold and depress the value of the dollar on world markets.
Iran’s second largest customer after China, India purchases around Read more…

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Confirmed: The Eye Emits Actual Light (Biophotons)

January 23, 2012 4 comments

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”  ~ Matthew (ch. VI, v. 22)

Look deeply into the human eye, and you are bound to get lost in its abysmal beauty. Much like mirrors facing one another in the dizzying cascade of visual infinitude, the seer gets lost in the spectacle, of which s(he) forms a part, i.e, you are an eye seeing at the same moment that you are seeing an eye; percipient and perceptible; seeing and visible.

That exquisite aperture – the mammalian eye – through which the light of the Universe passes into the darkest recesses of the human brain, is actually an extension of the nervous system – that like a plant – grows towards the light which nourishes it. Nourishes it how? With both energy and information, which is the very dual nature of Light.

The eyes do not age like the rest of our organs, due to the exaggerated expression of the chromosome-healing enzyme telomerase. As cells divide, important code at the Read more…

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Schools ‘spy’ on fat kids

January 23, 2012 2 comments

Big Brother is joining the battle of the bulge.

TOO FAR, TOO FAST? School aide records a student’s heart rate.A group of Long Island students will soon be wearing controversial electronic monitors that allow school officials to track their physical activity around the clock.

The athletics chair for the Bay Shore schools ordered 10 Polar Active monitors, at $90 a pop, for use starting this spring. The wristwatchlike devices count heartbeats, detect motion and even track students’ sleeping habits in a bid to combat obesity.

The information is displayed on a color-coded screen and gets transmitted to a password-protected Web site that students and educators can access.

The devices are already in use in school districts in St. Louis and South Orange, NJ — and have raised privacy concerns among some parents and observers.

But Ted Nagengast, the Bay Shore athletics chair, said, “It’s a great reinforcement in fighting the obesity epidemic. It tells kids, in real time, ‘Am I active? Am I not active?’ We want to give kids the opportunity to become active.”

The monitors are distributed by Polar Electro, of Lake Success, LI, the US division of a Finland firm.

In the South Orange-Maplewood School District, where earlier versions of the devices have been used for two years, upper-grade students’ marks in Read more…

Chile Earthquake Strikes Today: Panic Felt

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Only yesterday we reported on an earthquake in Mexico and earlier today about another earthquake in Hawaii. A further earthquake has now been reported off the coast of Chile with a magnitude of 6.2. There are no reports yet of any people injured or damage but the quake did cause panic.

The quake happened at 1:04 pm local time, that’s 4:04 pm UTC or 11:04 am EST at a depth of 18.5 miles (29.7 km). According to the USGS the epicenter was 31 miles (50 km) north of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile, 49 miles (80 km) southwest of Cauquennes, Maule, Chile, 55 miles (90 km) west-northwest of Chillan, Bio-Bio, Chile or 244 miles (393 km) south-southwest of Santiago, Chile.

The national emergency office of Chile said no immediate reports had come in about injuries. A tsunami warning was not issued. The effects of today’s temblor were widely felt though Read more…

Waiting For Death Valley’s Big Bang: A Volcanic Explosion Crater May Have Future Potential

January 23, 2012 1 comment

In California’s Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, was created far more recently than previously thought—and conditions for a sequel may exist today.
Scientists dated the crater using rock fragments thrown out when it exploded. Lead author Peri Sasnett contemplates a sample.
Credit: Brent Goehring/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Up to now, geologists were vague on the age of the 600-foot-deep crater, which formed when a rising plume of magma hit a pocket of underground water, creating an explosion. The most common estimate was about 6,000 years before present, based partly on Native American artifacts found under debris. Now, a team based at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has used isotopes in rocks blown out of the crater to show that it formed just 800 years ago, around the year 1300. That geologic youth means it probably still has Read more…

Huge Solar Eruption Sparks Strongest Radiation Storm in 7 Years

January 23, 2012 2 comments

solar flare, aurora solar storm
This SDO image shows an M9-class solar flare erupting on the Sun’s northeastern hemisphere on Jan. 23, 2012, just 4 days after a previous strong CME that sparked aurora around the world on the 22nd.
CREDIT: NASA/SDO and the AIA consortium. Edited by J. Major

A powerful solar eruption is expected to blast a stream of charged particles toward Earth tomorrow (Jan. 24), as the strongest radiation storm since 2005 rages on the sun.

Early this morning (0359 GMT Jan. 23, which corresponds to late Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10:59 p.m. EST), NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught an extreme ultraviolet flash from a huge eruption on the sun , according to the skywatching website

The solar flare spewed from sunspot 1402, a region of the sun that has become increasingly active lately. Several NASA satellites, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), and the Stereo spacecraft observed the massive sun storm.

A barrage of charged particles triggered by this morning’s solar flare is expected to hit Earth tomorrow at around Read more…

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5.0 Earthquake Hits Hawaii, At Least 20 Aftershocks Felt

January 23, 2012 Comments off

5 Earthquake Hawaii

Residents and people vacationing in Hawaii on Sunday felt the effects of a magnitude 5.0 earthquake that rattled the area about 4 miles south of the active Pu’u O’o crater on the  Kilauea volcano’s east rift zone.

According to reports the hypcentral depth was approximately 5 miles deep and there is no threat of a tsunami. No report damage was reported at the time of the earthquake.

According to reports a set of smaller quakes were reported within 10 minutes of the first quake and in the the Read more…