Monthly Archives: June 2013

Heat Wave Stikes Western U.S. as Temps Approach 120.

June 30, 2013 – Heat wave strikes western US as temps approach 120 in Phoenix, Las Vegas: Reporting from the scene – it’s hot!! Your editor lives in Las Vegas. It’s like living in a convection oven. How people lived … Continue reading

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High in Chilean Desert, a Huge Astronomy Project – NYTimes.com

June 29, 2013 – Huge Telescope Being Installed in Chile:  Trucks stall on the road to this plateau 16,597 feet up in the Atacama Desert, where scientists are installing one of the world’s largest ground-based astronomical projects. Heads ache. Noses … Continue reading

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The Remote Pavlof Volcano in Ongoing Eruption.

June 28, 2013 – The Remote Pavlof Volcano (In Alaska) in Ongoing Eruption: Scientists say the ongoing eruption at a remote Alaska volcano have been the strongest since it began erupting last month. Authorities at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say … Continue reading

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Major Global Earthquakes Over the Last 2,000 Years.

June 27, 2013 – Major Global Earthquakes Over the last 2,000 Years: The world map above was produced from the NOAA website. It reflects all global earthquakes greater than or equal to 7.0 magnitude. To interpret the map, use the following … Continue reading

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Archimedes: Separating Myth From Science

June 25, 2013 – For the last time, Archimedes did not invent a death ray: But more than 2,200 years after his death, his inventions are still driving technological innovations — so much so that experts from around the world … Continue reading

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Steps for More, and Better, Sleep – NYTimes.com

June 24, 2013 – Steps for A Better Nights Sleep:  I regret that for most of my adult life, I treated sleep as more a luxury than a necessity. There was always something more to do before I crawled under … Continue reading

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Flooding Kills Hundreds in Northern India.

June 23, 2013 – Flooding Kills Hundreds in Northern India: Flash floods and landslides unleashed by early monsoon rains have killed at least 560 people in northern India and left tens of thousands missing, officials said on Saturday, with the … Continue reading

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Flooding Forces 75,000 from Western Candian Homes.

June 22, 2013 – Flooding forces 75,000 from western Canadian homes: Flooding forced the western Canadian city of Calgary to order the evacuation of its entire downtown yesterday, as the waters reached the 10th row of the city’s hockey arena. … Continue reading

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It’s Beach Time … In Alaska!

June 21, 2013 – It’s Beach Time … In Alaska, Where Heat Wave Breaks Records: Pictured above, people swim and sunbathe at Goose Lake in Anchorage, Alaska. Taking advantage of an intense heat wave that broke long-standing records yesterday, residents … Continue reading

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Drought Kills 102 in Bolivia.

June 20, 2013 – Drought Kills 102 in Bolivia: Bolivia has declared a state of emergency following a nationwide drought. Pictured above, the Pampa in Bolivia. The Pampas (meaning “plain”) are fertile South American lowlands, covering more than 750,000 km2 … Continue reading

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