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Scientists say Sun capable of producing ‘superflares,’ – 1000 times stronger than any flare ever witnessed

May 2015SOLAR WEATHER – Could the sun unleash a flare of such a magnitude that it dwarfs anything that humans have ever observed? Yes, says Kazunari Shibata, an astrophysicist from Kyoto University in Japan, and it could have incredible consequences. 337 more words
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Nepal Earthquake death toll surges past 7,500 victims, with 14,500 reportedly injured

May 2015NEPAL – More than 7,500 people have died as a result of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the country’s government said Tuesday. 299 more words
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Freak hailstorm pounds the southeast, causes widespread damage to homes and disables SES headquarters

April 2015AUSTRALIA – A FREAK hailstorm that pelted southeast Sydney on Saturday caused widespread damage and disabled the Randwick State Emergency Service headquarters. Ominous clouds rolled in about 5pm on Saturday and unleashed a deluge of small hail stones and rain for close to an hour. 207 more words
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Sun experiences seasonal changes, new research finds

April 2015SPACE WEATHER – The Sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years, according to a new study by a team of researchers led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). 767 more words
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41 killed, as powerful storms slam Bangladesh – storms strike Haiti, killing 6

April 2015 BANGLADESH – At least 41 people were killed when powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend and left a trail of devastation in the northwest, officials said Monday. 406 more words
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Potential new typhoon system may be developing over Pacific Ocean

 
April 2015MANILA – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is monitoring another weather disturbance which could further intensify into a typhoon. 146 more words
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Mystery earth-shaking booms rattle central N.J. residents

April 2015NEW JERSEY – Mysterious, earth-shaking booms have been reported in recent weeks by dozens of Bordentown and Hamilton residents, and authorities are at a loss to explain them. 474 more words
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