Archive for October 9th, 2016:

Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed

Media captionVolcanologists say the app allows you to see the planet’s breath and pulse Half a century of the planet’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes have been visualised in an animated app. It was created by the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program, with additional data from NASA and the US Geological Survey. The centrepiece is an a

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Whale calf seen pushing stranded mother off sandbank

Media captionWhale calf ‘helps’ push its stranded mother to safety A humpback whale which was stranded on an Australian sandbank has freed itself after its calf was seen apparently nudging it into deeper water. The whale was spotted near North Stradbroke Island, about 80km (50 miles) east of Brisbane, early on Wednesday morning. Her distressed

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Hurricane Matthew: Matt Drudge conspiracy comments kick up storm

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hurricane Matthew has already torn across the Bahamas Conservative US blogger Matt Drudge has kicked up a storm by suggesting that the warnings over Hurricane Matthew are a government conspiracy to make “an exaggerated point on climate” change. The founder of the Drudge Report tweeted that the US hurricane centre

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