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Sciency Thoughts · 12h ago

London school closed by sinkholes linked to disused mine workings.

A school in northwest London has been forced to close after a series of sinkholes that opened up in its grounds were found to be linked to disused mineworkings running beneath the site. The ...
Sciency Thoughts · 1d ago

Asteroid 2017 FD3 passes the Earth.

Asteroid 2017 FD3 passed by the Earth at a distance of 180 000 km (0.47 times the average distance between the Earth and the Moon, 0.12% of the average distance between the Earth and the S...
Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake beneath southern Bali.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake at a depth of 118.5 km about 2 km to the northwest of Banjar Pasekan on Bali in Indonesia at about 7.10 am on Wednes...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Contractor killed at Tasmanian mine.

A contractor at an iron-ore mine on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia, on Friday 17 March 2017. The worker, identified as Nathan Beesley, 32, from Devon in England is understood to have ...
Sciency Thoughts · 4d ago

The March Equinox.

The March Equinox fell on 20 March this year. The Earth spins on its axis at an angle to the plain of the Solar System. This means that the poles of the Earth do not remain at 90° to the S...
Sciency Thoughts · 1w ago

Fireball meteor over British Columbia and Washington.

Witnesses in southern British Colombia and western Washington State have reported seeing a bright fireball meteor at about 9.40 pm local time on Thursday 16 March 2017. The event is describe...
Sciency Thoughts · 1w ago

Pirates release oil tanker seized off Somali coast.

An oil tanker and its eight crew members (all understood to be Sri Lankan nationals) that was seized by pirates in the Socotra Gap (between the Somali coast and the Yemeni island of Socotra)...
Sciency Thoughts · 1w ago

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake in Cundinamarca Department, Colombia.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake at a depth of 10.3 km approximately 17 km to the northwest of the town of Ulala in Cundinamarca Department, Colombia,...
Sciency Thoughts · 1w ago

Eight injured following phraetic eruption on Mount Etna.

Eight people, including members of a BBC film crew, three vulcanologists from the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia and several tourists and their guide have been injured follow...
Sciency Thoughts · 1W ago

Comet 144P/Kushida passes the Earth.

Comet 144P/Kushida will pass the Earth at a distance of 238 200 000 km (1.59 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun, and outside the orbit of that planet) on Friday 17 March 2017, ...