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Universe doomed: LHC scientists say

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Simulation of the detection of a Higgs boson A leading scientist says the universe we live in has a limited life span and will most likely be “wiped out” billions of years from now. Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, made the remarks in Boston on Monday before he presented his research at a meeting of the American Association... 

Novel coronavirus infection - from SARS to SARI

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Twelve cases, six deaths, no cure, a new deadly viral infection, fifty per cent mortality rate. It is lethal, it is unknown in humans, it can be transmitted from human to human, the mechanism is a mystery and it is spreading. On Sunday a patient admitted to hospital in the United Kingdom died of NCoV – Novel Coronavirus. The scientific community is facing its worst nightmare: a pathogenic virus... 

Russia Goes On High Alert After UFO Shoot-Down Injures Hundreds

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A grim report prepared by the Space Forces Command (VKS) circulating in the Kremlin today says that one of its air defense units operating in “high alert” status, and located at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk, fired at and destroyed [photo 2nd right] an “unidentified cosmic object” at an altitude of 20 kilometers which then exploded causing widespread massive damage and injuring... 

Meteorite hits Russia, fireball explosion wreaks havoc, over 900 injured

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Russia’s Urals region has been rocked by a meteorite explosion in the stratosphere. The impact wave damaged several buildings, and blew out thousands of windows amid frigid winter weather. Hundreds are seeking medical attention for minor injuries. Eyewitness accounts of the meteorite phenomenon, handpicked by RT. Army units found three meteorite debris impact sites, two of which are in an area... 

Solomon Islands hit by 8.0 quake and tsunami, at least 5 dead

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NASA photo of Nendo, the largest of the Santa Cruz Islands An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Wednesday. At least five people died as the disaster reportedly flattened several coastal villages. Five people were confirmed dead in the disaster. They were two elderly men, two elderly women and a boy aged between 10 and 12, local medics said. The epicenter of... 

Death toll from blast in Mexican oil company HQ hits 32

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Soldiers, Federal policemen and firefighter remove debris, and look for victims of a blast at the headquarters of state-owned Mexican oil giant Pemex in Mexico City, February 1, 2013. The death toll from a powerful explosion, which had hit the headquarters of Mexico’s state-run oil company Pemex in Mexico City, has risen to 32 from an earlier figure of 25. According to a statement released by... 

Solar flare could cause a geomagnetic storm

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This particular solar flare was formed on the 23rd of January, according to NASA. NASA announced this week that a solar flare occurred following a magnetic storm, which occurs when these particles come into contact with the magnetosphere. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA for its acronym in English) reported Friday that a solar flare is traveling to Earth at a speed of about... 

Russia Snow Tsunami Swallows Streets, Cars, Buildings

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Unrelenting snowfalls have caused unprecedented chaos in Russia. Over the past week, the country has seen scores of traffic accidents, flight delays and, in some cases, the complete isolation of some remote settlements and towns. On Friday, Moscow was on a verge of traffic collapse as more than 10 inches of snow fell on the city, which is more than half of January’s average. Thousands of passengers... 

Helicopter smashes skyscraper crane in central London

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Two people died when a helicopter collided with a crane close to Vauxhall train station in central London during the morning rush hour, reports Scotland Yard. Nine people were also injured in the incident and have been taken to hospital. Authorities have confirmed that one of the dead was the pilot of the helicopter and the other was inside the high-rise building the crane was attached to. Out of... 

NY declares public health emergency due to flu epidemic

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New York State has become the latest US region to declare a health emergency due to a flu epidemic, with the number of confirmed cases already four times higher than last year. “We are experiencing the worst flu season since at least 2009, and influenza activity in New York State is widespread, with cases reported in all 57 counties and all five boroughs of New York City,” said governor... 

Hundreds of wildfires rage in Australia amid record heat wave

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A heat wave that has already caused devastating fires on the Island state of Tasmania, with 100 people still missing, has now moved to mainland Australia and is reaping havoc in New South Wales, as the heat wave looks to smash records. ­In some areas temperatures have shot up by as much as 20C in three hours and combined with 50 mph winds have created disastrous fire conditions. Right across Australia... 

7.5 quake hits west of Alaska coast

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7.5 quake hits west of Alaska coast, tsunami warning lifted A 7.7-magnitude earthquake, followed by two aftershocks, has struck the western coast of Alaska. The magnitude was later downgraded to 7.5. The regional tsunami warning has been lifted. Craig, Alaska, is the city nearest to the epicenter of the quake, the US Geological Survey reported. The tremor occurred at a depth of 6 miles (9.6 kilometers)... 

Ukraine cold snap claims 133 lives

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A dead pigeon on frozen ground as homeless people eat a hot meal and drink hot tea in one of newly opened tent shelters in Lviv, Ukraine. Cold weather has claimed the lives of at least 133 people in Ukraine over the past weeks as the country experiences an unprecedented cold snap. According to local media, most of the victims were said to be homeless people who lost their lives sleeping on the streets... 

16 die in US northeast winter storm

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A resident in Greenfield, Massachusetts clears snow off his car, December 27, 2012. A powerful winter storm has pounded the US northeast, bringing heavy snow and strong winds across several states and killing several people. The storm, which has claimed some 16 lives so far, hit the northeast on Thursday after it wreaked havoc on a region stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. The tempest... 

Emergency in Siberia, chilliest night in Moscow

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The coldest ever December has rolled through Russia causing the evacuation of hundreds of people in Siberia, where temperature hit below -50C, and plunging Moscow into its coldest night in the season. Will Christmas lift the frosty spell? ­The cold weather that has Russia in its icy embrace has been causing all kinds of havoc. Flights and buses delayed and cancelled, many schools have been closed,... 
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