Explosion 3.7bn light years away witnessed through orbiting telescopes in April was far stronger than previous onesAstronomers call it the monster . It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast.Because the blast was 3.7bn light years away, man....(more)
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When it comes to monstrous surf, Europe doesn't get much respect among surfers who ride big waves for a living. But that could soon change thanks to Benjamin Sanchis' recent taming of a bona fide monster beyond the Basque Country south of Hossegor, France. The ride (see video), at a break called Belhar....(more)
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Nothing puts a damper on a serene afternoon's kayaking like the sight of a primeval sea monster .
That was the rude lesson for Tom Pickles and Sarah Harrington, who'd taken their watercraft out on the foggy waters of Lake Windermere, only to encounter what appeared to be "an enormous snake" sw....(more)
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Arcata California has been seeing an outbreak of psychotic behavior, perhaps related to bad drugs... Now this...
"On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles.....(more)
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It's being widely circulated in Twitter and Facebook right now but this photo of some biblical wrath of God storm about to hit Denmark—purportedly to be an image of the cyclone Bodil that has been hammering Europe these days—is not real. It's quite cool, though.Read more...
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Reuters/Erik De Castro It’s hard to comprehend the scale of the disaster in the Philippines, where a massive typhoon may have killed more than 10,000 people. But climate delegates who have gathered today in Warsaw, Poland, for a fresh round of U.N. climate talks will need to do just that. The Philippines is a densely populated, low-lying arch....(more)
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NOAASuper Typhoon Haiyan as it made landfall in the Philippines. Earlier this month, Super Typhoon Haiyan stunned the meteorological community. The Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center, which tracked the storm, estimated its maximum one-minute sustained wind speeds at more than 195 miles per hour based on satellite imagery. If confirmed, that ....(more)
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An island-sized iceberg is breaking up as it drifts closer to Australia, producing hundreds of smaller slabs spread over a massive area of ocean, experts said Monday.
The 140-square-kilometre (54-square-mile) block of ice, known as B17B, was seen some 1,700 kilometres (1,054 miles) south-southwest of Australia's western coast on December 9, pro....(more)
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