The largest cometary impact of the sun that I have ever witnessed occurred this weekend triggering a significant coronal mass ejection (CME). The animated GIF below shows the event. The coma of the comet was bigger than the earth (although the nucleus was certainly much less massive) and its tail stretched for several million miles. [...]
This is the second installment of a series of informal blog posts about these eminently important topics. You can read the first post here. From all available scientific information, Comet Elenin is nothing special. In fact, it looks to be a boring, barely observable fizzy little conglomeration of rock and ice hurtling quickly through the [...]
For several months I have needed to write an important article following up on my Georgia Guidestones research. A good introduction to that research is here. However, my business is keeping me very busy and has made it impossible for me to spare enough time to write a proper article. Since so little time is [...]
A dear friend of mine, Richard Russell, has passed away. It is a sad day. Richard is responsible for the most important benchmark on the planet, the Windows Experience Index, a project he managed for Microsoft. Prior to working at Microsoft, Richard worked for AMD. I worked alongside Richard on the BAPCo consortium where he [...]
Three simultaneous blasts occurred at three different government buildings today in Fuzhou, China. The explosions were possibly the result of car bombs, according to Aljazeera. Explosions are reported at three government buildings in an eastern Chinese city, possibly caused by explosions in cars, according to state media. The nearly simultaneous blasts happened in Fuzhou city, [...]
Only a month or two after it was published, a detailed report that I wrote was wiped out during a BrightSideOfNews* hard drive crash. That exhaustive report, praised by many throughout the industry as the finest of its kind yet produced, examined the emerging and inevitable ARM versus x86 clash. It took a little while [...]
Two different European earthquake monitoring sites (here and here) reported an 8.4 earthquake deep inside the Libyan desert about 30 miles southeast of Sinawin on May 19. The epicenter was approximately 120 miles south of the Mediterranean coast and roughly 200 miles southwest of Tripoli. Here are the earthquake details: Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 [...]
An unnamed comet appears to be on an impact course with the sun. It should strike the sun within the next two or three hours. Here is a video showing the comet plummeting into the sun with a CME erupting roughly simultaneously on the opposite, earth facing side. The following YouTube video gives an even [...]
The Russian news service RT reports that besieged Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was targeted by Western powers not for humanitarian reasons or even for oil. Instead, Gaddafi is in NATO’s crosshairs because of his push to abandon the U.S. dollar to unite Africa and Muslim countries with a gold-backed currency. “It’s one of these things [...]
Sixty-six years after the official announcement of Adolf Hitler’s death, the President of the United States celebrated the successful assassination of Osama bin Laden on the Pagan holiday of Maypole day. Ignoring the guilt or innocence of Osama bin Laden or whether or not he actually died years ago as some allege, deliberately slaying a [...]
While not nearly as large as last weekend’s event, a coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred today and the ejecta appears to be earthbound. According to government simulations, a portion of the CME wavefront is expected to hit our planet on Sunday, April 10, 2011, around 10:40AM Central time. According to data from the same site, [...]
An ongoing coronal mass ejection (CME) has been captured on the COR2 Ahead solar satellite. The CME appears to be even larger than the solar eruption occurring on March 8 that preceded by a few days the magnitude 9.0 Tōhoku, Japan, earthquake and resulting tsunami. The relative size of the sun is shown as the [...]
According to American television station KIRO, 200,000 U.S. personnel are currently being evacuated from Japan to cites along the U.S. West Coast. The Seattle, Washington, based broadcaster states on its website: The USO said about 200,000 U.S. personnel are being evacuated from Japan to U.S. West Coast cities including San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles [...]
I have been very concerned about the fear mongering and outright hysteria that has erupted as a result of the ongoing Japanese nuclear catastrophes. I have attempted, through mostly anonymous channels, to dispel and debunk some of the most egregious hoaxes, misconceptions, misinformation and profiteering that have exploded since the tragic March 11th Japanese earthquake [...]
According to a Japanese report, radioactive cesium has been detected around the number one reactor of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant suggesting that a core meltdown may already be underway.
Apparently, two volcanoes located on the Russian Kamchatka peninsula erupted strongly almost simultaneously with the devastating Tokyo earthquake. The primary concern at this moment appears to be the impact that the volcanic ash will have on air travel throughout the region.
One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded struck 230 miles east off the coast of Tokyo earlier today. The most powerful quake to hit Japan in over 100 years, the massive shock has triggered tidal waves that are racing across the Pacific and that have already wrecked devastation onto many areas of Japan. At least [...]
The results from a recent MSNBC poll show that nearly 80% of the respondents want fluoride additives removed from drinking water supplies. Out of a total of 6,984 responses, 5,479 or 78.5% are against water fluoridation.
UPDATE: Below is a video of the recent and impressive solar activity. It’s worth watching all the way to the end. A very large coronal mass ejection (CME) was caught today on cameras from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). The sun’s relative size can be seen by the white outline on the occlusion disk [...]
Several NASA scientists have openly refuted claims made last week by fellow NASA scientist Richard B. Hoover of discovering extraterrestrial fossils within a sample of French stony meteorites. In an apparently condescending and dismissive remark, NASA’s Carl Pitcher is quoted as saying, “He [Hoover] clearly does some very interesting microscopy. The actual measurements on these [...]
A NASA scientist claims to have discovered fossil evidence of microscopic extraterrestrial lifeforms. Like earlier, similar claims from NASA involving Martian life, this evidence originates within rare types of meteorites. The evidential image below is taken from a report by NASA’s Richard B. Hoover.
World famous Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass resigned from his post today as Egypt’s antiquities chief. Mercurial and imperial but also entertaining and sometimes compassionate, Hawass has been the face of Egyptian archaeology for many years. Hawass is featured on the History Channel’s controversial reality series Chasing Mummies. Critics claim the show is scripted and Hawass [...]
Our eight-year-old daughter, Hattie, has been conducting a science experiment where she has been monitoring the direction of earth’s magnetic north pole. The expected outcome of the experiment was that the direction would not change over the course of several weeks. To conduct this experiment, she taped a laminated outline of her compass onto an [...]
Over the last decade, my wife, Kathy, and I have become increasingly cautious about exposing our children to the full government recommended battery of vaccinations. We understand and appreciate that inoculations can save lives, but we also recognize that each jab presents risks, so unnecessary vaccinations are to be avoided. Moreover, these risks are compounded [...]
Lloyd’s of London insurer Hiscox claims that there was an “unnatural number of natural catastrophes” in 2010, delivering a 36% decline in the company’s profit margins. More specifically, Hiscox enumerates 910 such disasters in 2010, a tenfold increase over 2009. Profits tumbled by £109m to £211, due to an “unnatural number of natural catastrophes”. Hiscox [...]