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Major new fault found in New Zealand capital


A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital’s status as one of the world’s most seismically active cities, scientists revealed Wednesday.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

One grain at a time

PRECIOUS GRAINS A farmer harvests “kintoman,” an heirloom rice variety, grown in the fields of Maligcong village in Bontoc town, Mt. Province. EV ESPIRITU

Crisis or not, the supply of locally grown rice is constantly threatened by erratic weather, land conversion and even people’s changing diet.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Physicists achieve longer distance quantum teleportation

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Physicists in Switzerland said Sunday they had succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal, in which information transited from light to matter, over a record distance of 25 kilometers (15.5 miles).

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Scientists’ colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Scientist Kat Bolstad, left, from the Auckland University of Technology, and student Aaron Boyd Evans examine a colossal squid at a national museum facility Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Wellington, New Zealand. The colossal squid, which weighs 350 kilograms (770 pounds) and is as long as a minibus, is one of the sea’s most elusive species. It had been frozen for eight months until Tuesday, when scientists in New Zealand got a long-anticipated chance to thaw out the animal and inspect it once they used a forklift to maneuver it into a tank. AP

It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood

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Scientists said Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »