Daily Archives: May 15, 2013

Are We Really in May? Britain Hit by Snow as 65mph Winds Sweep Across the Country

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Author: Mark Duell

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - so it's rather odd that we find ourselves in mid-May. Snow fell across parts of Britain last night while another area had a month’s rain in just 24 hours as winds of up to 65mph battered the country’s coastlines in unusual...

Sunspot Blasting Out Major Solar Flares Will Face Earth Soon

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Author: Mike Wall

The super-active sunspot responsible for unleashing the three most powerful solar flares of 2013 within a 24-hour stretch this week is slowly rotating towardEarth and will likely be facing our planet by the weekend, experts say. Active Region 1748, as the sunspot is known, unleashed three monster solar flares between Sunday and Monday (May 12 to 13)....

Eurozone Now in its Longest Recession

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Author: Graeme Wearden

The eurozone has slumped into its longest recession ever, after economic activity across the region fell for the sixth quarter in a row. Economic output across the single currency area fell by 0.2% in the first three months of 2013, statistics body Eurostat reported on Wednesday. France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands...

Have Archaeologists Discovered the Mysterious Lost City of Ciudad Blanca?

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Author: Tim Walker

The Google Map of eastern Honduras is almost blank. A vast and virtually unexplored rainforest region known as the Mosquitia covers around 32,000 square miles, home to dense jungle, hostile terrain and the terrifying-sounding jumping viper. Legend has it that somewhere beneath the forest canopy lies the ancient city of...

New Solar Flare Packs the Power of Millions of H-Bombs

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Author: Tom Yulsman / Video

Four images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory of an X3.2-class flare from late at night on May 13, 2013. Starting in the upper left and going clockwise, the images show the flare in four different wavelengths. (Image: NASA/SDO) Last night the sun unleashed its latest tirade: the third flare in...

3D-Printed Gun’s Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days

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Author: Andy Greenberg

If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times. That’s the number of downloads of the 3D-printable file for the so-called “Liberator” gun that the high-tech gunsmithing group Defense...