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Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Saltwater Crocodile kills man in Philippines.

A man has died after being attacked by a Saltwater Crocodile, Crocodylus porosus. on Balabac Island in the Philippines on Monday 19 February 2018. The man, identified as Rebente Ladja, 37, w...
Sciency Thoughts · 2d ago

Idaho man killed in avalanche.

A man has died in an avalanche in Swan Valley to the east of Palisades Reservoir, in Bonneville County, Idaho, on Tuesday 20 February 2018. Troy Leishman, 47, from Idaho Falls was snowmobili...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Worker killed in accident on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico.

A worker on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was has died after an accident in the West Cameron 215 Block off the coast of Louisiana. The as yet unidentified worker was injured while replaci...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Cyclone Gita reaches New Zealand.

Cyclone Gita made landfall on South Island, New Zealand, on Tuesday 20 February 2018, bringing flooding and high winds to the area around Christchurch in the Canterbury Region. There are no ...
Sciency Thoughts · 3d ago

Eruption on Mount Sinabung, Sumatra, leads to evacuations and flight cancelations.

Flights have been cancelled and thousands of people have been evacuated after Mount Sinabung, a 2460 m stratovolcano (cone shaped volcano made up of layers of ash and lava) in North Sumatra...
Sciency Thoughts · 4d ago

Father and daughter killed by avalanche in French Alps.

Two skiers have died in an avalanche while skiing on the Pisaillas Glacier near Val d'Isère in the Savoie department in the Savoie Department of southeastern France on Sunday 19 February 20...
Sciency Thoughts · 4d ago

Asteroid 2015 SY16 passes the Earth.

Asteroid 2015 SY16 passed by the Earth at a distance of about 8 072 000 km (21.0 times the average distance between the Earth and the Moon, or 5.40% of the distance between the Earth and t...
Sciency Thoughts · 5d ago

Kumimanu biceae: A new species of Giant Penguins from the Late Palaeocene of Otago, New Zealand.

Penguins, Sphenisciformes, first appeared in the Palaeocene of New Zealand, and subsequently spread around the Southern Hemisphere, reaching Antarctica, South America, Africa, and the Galapa...
Sciency Thoughts · 5d ago

Epinnula pacifica: A new species of Snake Mackeral from the Pacific Ocean.

Snake Mackeral, Gempylidae, are large (up to 2 m) Perciform Fish, similar in appearance to Baracuda, and with similar predatory habits. The Domine, Epinnula magistralis, is a slender, metre-...
Sciency Thoughts · 5d ago

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Oaxaca State, Mexico.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake at a depth of 24.7 km, approximately 37 km to the northeast of the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis in Oaxaca State, Mex...