Dangerous US heat wave kills at least 7 people, buckles and cracks streets, cancels NYC triathlon, halts subway lines and triggers large power outages

The dangerous heat wave sweeping across the Midwest and the US East Coast is linked to the deaths of at least seven people. The heatwave also forced the...

The magnetic field is shifting, the poles are flipping and this will get really bad!

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare. Earth...

The San Andreas fault is about to rupture and here’s what will happen when it does

The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every Californian<. The San Andreas...

Ubinas volcano eruption in Peru: State of emergency and 30,000 people evacuated

A state of emergency has been declared in the area around the volcano after it violently exploded on July 20, 2019, sending ash all the way into Bolivia.

Baseball-sized hail damages cars in Minnesota and Wisconsin during severe derecho tears through upper Midwest with tornadoes and hurricane-like winds

A severe derecho rocked the upper Midwest on Friday evening, July 19, 2019 with baseball-sized hail damaging several cars north of Minneapolis. Thousands were without power in northwestern...

Unprecedented methane leaks in 6 major US cities

Natural gas, long touted as a cleaner burning alternative to coal, has a leakage problem. A new study has found that leaks of methane are twice as big...

Nuclear crisis in the Pacific

Bikini Atoll might sound like an idyllic island getaway, but any visitors would be better off wearing a biohazard suit than swimwear. According to a new study, the...

Field of methane bubbling plumes discovered off North Carolina coast

Deep-sea explorers investigating a spot 39 miles off North Carolina’s Outer Banks found a gigantic field of methane bubbling out of the seafloor. The bubbles of methane, seeping...

Weather chaos: Heat wave hits USA and Canada as Europe prepares for second heat wave within a month

While much of the U.S., like Canada, is caught in the grip of a punishing heat wave.... Europe prepares for second heat wave within a month.

Violent eruption of Ubinas volcano in Peru ejects ash 40,000 ft in the air – Hundreds of people evacuated – Alert level raised to Orange

Hundreds of people living near the Ubinas volcano have been evacuated after the volcanic peak erupted 07:35 UTC (02:35 local time) on July 19, 2019. The ash plume...

Large caiman spotted in Swiss Lake

A caiman was spotted attacking a swimming duck in Lake Hallwil, Switzerland. Meanwhile, the 1,5 meter (almost 5 feet) long creature has been dubbed the 'Hallwilersee Monster.'

Massive whale killing in Iceland

Dozens of dead pilot whales were discovered on Löngufjörur beach on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, on July 18, 2019. The bodies were discovered by tourists on a...

Extremely dangerous heat wave will hit more than 200 million people across Midwest and East Coast

Two-thirds of the United States is set to experience a “dangerous and widespread” heat wave this weekend. Temperatures are expected to rise above 100 degrees in many parts...

Athens residents panic as strong earthquake shakes Greek capital

A strong M5.3 earthquake has struck near Athens, causing residents of the Greek capital to run into the streets on July 19, 2019. No immediate news on injuries...

Earth’s core has been leaking for 2.5 billion years and scientists don’t know why

According to a new study Earth's core leaks some of its contents into mantle plumes... And it's been doing so for the past 2.5 billion years. These results...

Raikoke volcanic eruption: Before and after videos

A massive eruption of the Raikoke volcano, Kurile Islands, Russia took place on June 22, 2019. This is how the Raikoke island looked like before and after the...

Horrifying moment woman spots a huge black monster worm made out of hundreds of long, black worm-like bugs crawling with tiny legs

This is the bizarre moment a huge black ‘monster worm’ squirming along the pavement is revealed to actually be a writhing mass of hundreds of insects behaving as one.

Fresh magma found simmering under an ‘extinct’ volcano in Romania

Romania’s Saint Anne Lake is situated in an ancient crater from the eruption of the Ciomadul volcano. The peak last blew its top some 30,000 years ago. And...

The Monarchs Butterflies Remember a Mountain that has Disappeared for Millennia at Lake Superior

Geology is what we look to when we want enduring monuments. Rock and metal outlast anything made of living tissue. Or do they? In another example of science...

Next is the ‘Big One’: California was shaking again Tuesday, with six earthquakes of 3.5 or greater

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook the eastern San Francisco Bay area at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday. Four minutes later, a magnitude 4.5 quake hit near Ridgecrest, which, earlier this...

Arson attack devastates Kyoto Animation anime studio killing 24 people

Several people have been killed after an apparent arson attack destroyed a building at Kyoto Animation, one of Japan’s most renowned anime studios on July 18, 2019. NHK...

When flowers hear buzzing bees their nectar becomes sweeter

Even on the quietest days, the world is full of sounds: birds chirping, wind rustling through trees, and insects humming about their business. The ears of both predator...

Ice too thick to break through forces icebreaker to turn back on a mission to North Pole!

Can you imagine that? Yes, we are in the middle of July. The Norwegian icebreaker "Kronprins Haakon" (Crown Prince Haakon) was forced to turn back north of Svalbard...

M5.4 earthquake hits the Cascadia Subduction Zone off Oregon coast

A shallow M5.4 earthquake hit off Oregon coast on July 17, 2019 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), 227km W of Bandon, Oregon. That is right...

All Mississippi beaches remain closed because of dangerous and expanding blue-green algae bloom

All beaches on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi are closed for swimming due to toxic blue-green algae. The harmful cyanobacteria have been detected at all 21 Mississippi beaches....

Millions of jellyfish invade Israel’s coast, almost blocking power plant operations (videos)

A power station in southern Israel has been dealing with a wave of thousands of jellyfish that could affect its output. The jellyfish have been piling up at...

Destructive lahars damage villages at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia (videos)

Although not erupting, volcanoes are still dangerous. Cold lahars at Sinabung volcano damaged some villages in the district of Karo during two consecutive nights (July 11 and July...

Deadly floods kill hundreds and affect millions in China, India, Nepal, Bengladesh and Pakistan

A total of 22 people have been killed and over 7 million affected by the heavy rainfall and flooding, which started in June in China. Meanwhile, the death...

Lake pops up out of nowhere at 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) altitude in Mont Blanc massif

Mont Blanc in France is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Western Europe. A perfect location for a hike during a heatwave. If you...

Paradise, California almost a ghost town now

The Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, California, last year. Since then, the community has struggled to rebuild. In fact, more than 90 percent of Paradise residents never returned.

Another earthquake rattles Seattle – 3 major earthquake threats for Seattle

The western half of Washington state is considered earthquake country, with the potential for very large quakes. Scientists have their top three: The Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Seattle...

Weather Alert in Nunavut: Unprecedented temperature of 21°C (69.8°F) measured in Alert, Canada (Arctic, lat 82.5°N)

This is the latest anomaly in what's been a long, hot summer across the Arctic. A new absolute temperature record has been set in Alert, Nunavut, on July...

Water crisis in Zimbabwe: 2 millions without water for weeks in capital city Harare – First cases of typhoids reported

Water shortages are happening faster than expected. Harare has joined the Indian city of Chennai, India and Manila, Philippines, that have endured water scarcity due to extended drought, polluted...

New York needs its rat catcher as huge hordes of giant rats invade Big Apple

New York is overrun by nice big rats... Yet we know almost nothing about their underground kingdom... New York is overrun by big...

Tropical Rainstorm Barry will deluge parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley this week

While the lower Mississippi Valley is bearing the brunt of Barry... Heavy downpours will spread across the mid-Mississippi and Ohio valleys into Wednesday with localized flood dangers.

Bird blows smoke rings

Sometimes nature is simply surprising. Look at this bird blowing smoke rings as it cried out to defend its territory at the wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park in...

Pacific Northwest destruction after massive Cascadia earthquake and tsunami

We know the “really big one” is coming. But what exactly is going to happen in cities along the Pacific Northwest coast? As the largest earthquake since...

Some crazy phenomena that occurred during the New Madrid earthquakes in 1811-1812

The New Madrid earthquakes were the biggest earthquakes in American history. They occurred in the central Mississippi Valley, but were felt as far away as New York City,...

Seattle earthquakes: Surviving Cascadia M9.0

This video describes Seattle's true earthquake dangers... And what you can do to stay safe. The Cascadia subduction zone is an almost 700 mile-long...

Terrifying clone tick swarms are killing US cattle by draining their blood, now chasing after humans

Worried about a Cascadia earthquake, a nuclear war or about climate change? Phffft! Asian longhorned ticks - sometimes called “clone ticks” because they can reproduce without mating...