23rd September - Today's News: Faster Than the Speed of Light?

A slightly off topic headline today as speed-of-light experiments give baffling result at Cern

16 feared dead from typhoon in Japan, but fortunately it appears the only damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant was a broken security camera

In the east Pacific, Hilary strengthens into category 4 hurricane off Mexico's coast

Scientists probe Indian Ocean for clues to worldwide weather patterns whilst new research shows that El Nino and the tropical Eastern Pacific annual cycle run to the same beat.

And after recent Arctic ice melt has been much greater than models were predicting, a new model provides successful seasonal forecast for fate of Arctic sea ice

Melting ice ends species solitude for Canadian whales

There's been a steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialised nations with binding Kyot0 targets - which surprises me as much as hearing that the sun rose in the east this morning.

Whisper it quietly, lest the global coolers hear, but extreme summertime temperatures to become a regular occurence, researcher predicts

It's 'not so grim up north' for birds

Will a vast gas field turn Blackpool into Dallas of the North? Or will tapping into this precious resource cause earthquakes and poison the water in your tap? Or even both?

Offshore wind will lead to 'advancing army of pylons' - this is one problem with wind, you need lots if famrs to produce the same power as one conventional power station, and therefore lots more pylons to carry the generated electricity to the grid ...

And watch out this evening as NASA refines satellite crash time. But, can you dodge a falling satellite? And there's another bigger one due to crash to earth in November......


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