Daily Archives: February 7, 2013

A Solar Superstorm is Coming and We Get 30 Minute Warning

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Author: Steve Connor / Video

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A solar "superstorm" could knock out Earth's communications satellites, cause dangerous power surges in the national grid and disrupt crucial navigation aids and aircraft avionics, a major report has found. It is inevitable that an extreme solar storm – caused by the Sun ejecting billions of tonnes of highly-energetic matter...

Madonna and Angelina Jolie Told They Are Ripping the Heart Out of Africa

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Author: Charlotte Philby

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The Mozambique-born supermodel-turned-humanitarian Tasha de Vasconcelos has hit out at the adoption of African children by celebrities like Madonna and Angelina Jolie. By taking children away, Ms De Vasconcelos said, they are "ripping the heart out of Africa". As she prepares to open the doors to a new eye clinic...

Closest Earth-Like Planet: ‘A Stroll Across Park’

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Author: Marcia Dunn

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Earth-like worlds may be closer and more plentiful than anyone imagined. Astronomers reported Wednesday that the nearest Earth-like planet may be just 13 light-years away — or some 77 trillion miles. That planet hasn't been found yet, but should be there based on the team's study of red dwarf stars....

Unions Have High Hopes for Weed Workers

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Author: Molly Redden

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Early one morning in April, DEA and IRS agents and U.S. marshals raided several Oakland properties owned by Richard Lee, then the leading figure of California’s medical-marijuana industry. At Oaksterdam University, Lee’s multistory business school for marijuana workers, agents went in with power saws, a sledgehammer, and a small battering ram, and...

35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis

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Author: Owen Jarus

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At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan. Discovered between 2009 and 2012, researchers are surprised at how densely the pyramids are concentrated. In one field season alone, in 2011, the research team discovered 13 pyramids packed...