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Sciency Thoughts · 17h ago

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in Puebla State, Mexico, kills at least 225 people.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake at a depth of 51 km, approximately 55 km to the south of the city of Peubla in the Mexican State of the same name, sl...
Sciency Thoughts · 17h ago

Family evacuated after Florida home swallowed by sinkhole

A family have been forced to evacuate their home after is was swallowed by a sinkhole in the city of Apopka in Orange County, Florida, on Tuesday 19 September 2017.  The hole was first notic...
Sciency Thoughts · 17h ago

Asteroid 2017 RV2 passes the Earth.

Asteroid 2017 RV2 passed by the Earth at a distance of about 832 100 km (2.17 times the average distance between the Earth and the Moon, or 0.56% of the distance between the Earth and the S...
Sciency Thoughts · 17h ago

Cholera kills 44 in Borno State, Nigeria.

Forty four people are known to have died, and another 2300 possible cases have been reported, in an outbreak of Cholera in Borno State, Nigeria, since the first cases were reported on 16 Aug...
Sciency Thoughts · 17h ago

Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake off the coast of Choapa Province, Chile.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake at a depth of 10 km, 95 km offshore of the city of Illapel in the Chilean province of Choapa, slightly after 10.45 a...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Maevia eureka: A new species of Jumping Spider from Miocene Chipas Amber.

Jumping Spiders, Salticidae, are the largest family of Spiders, with about 5800 described species in 600 genera, roughly 13% of all described species. They are noted for their exceptional ...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Calculating the mass of Cressida.

Cressida is one of ten small inner moons of the planer Uranus discovered by the Voyager 2 space probe during its January 1986 flyby of the planet. The moon orbits Uranus every eleven hours a...
Sciency Thoughts · 4d ago

Eruption on Mount Zhupanovsky, Kamchatka Peninsula.

The Kamtchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team reported an eruption on Mount Zhupanovsky, a 2923 m volcano on the southern Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. The eruption produced ...
Sciency Thoughts · 4d ago

Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake in South Kivu Province, Dempcratic Republic of Congo.

The United States Geological Survey Recorded a Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake at a depth of 13 km about 25 km to the southwest of the city of Bukavu in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of...
Sciency Thoughts · 4d ago

Ichthyosaurus somersetensis: A pregnant Ichthyosaur from the Early Jurassic of Somerset, England.

Ichthyosaurs were Marine Reptiles known from the Triassic to the Cretaceous. They were fully-aquatic with a Dolphin-like form, and known to have given birth to live young, rather than emer...