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The NZ earthquake

New Zealand has continued to rattle after the massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Monday. The latest reports have confirmed two fatalities and damages could reach in to the billions of dollars. The seaside town of Kaikoura has been effectively isolated by the earthquake due to slips (landslides) covering the narrow roads leading to it, including State Highway … Continue reading

NZ hit by large earthquake

Reports a large earthquake has hit the middle of New Zealand shortly after midnight. Fortunately, there have been no reports of major casualties so far. A tsunami has been reported to have hit alongside the east coast. Earthquakes are quite common in New Zealand as it rests along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Daylight will … Continue reading

‘Gateway to Hell’ ready to blow

As MSN reports, the volcanic “gateway to hell” is ready to blow. Apparently, the Remain campaign was right about all the fire and brimstone!

Daylight savings begins

Today marks the beginning of daylight savings time in the UK and Europe, which means clocks will go forward one-hour at 0100 on Sunday. Daylight savings time (DST) – giving us an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings – was first proposed by New Zealander George Hudson in 1895. This year on 30 April will … Continue reading

Gravitational waves discovered

Yesterday, the Advanced LIGO laboratories in the US detected gravitational waves from two merging black holes some 1.3 billion light-years away. Why is this big news? Well, such a phenomenon has been theoretical over the past two centuries and no technology was sensitive enough to detect it until now. What are they? Uh, short answer: … Continue reading