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  • ‘Unbearable’ smelling passenger that caused plane’s emergency landing dies from tissue necrosis

    06/27/2018 9:33:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    fox ndws ^ | By Alexandra Deabler |
    The male passenger, now identified as Russian rock musician Andrey Suchilin, allegedly smelled so strongly that others on the flight began fainting and vomiting once the plane took off from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Several passengers said the smell was “unbearable” and the man was “unwashed.” The 58-year-old reportedly had contracted an infection while on vacation in the Canary Islands that caused his body tissue to die, resulting in the odor. As Daily Mail reported, Suchilin caught the infection in Gran Canaria. Suchilin’s wife, Lidia, wrote on Facebook, Newsweek reported, that her husband had sought medical attention before leaving...
  • Volcano eruption fears as almost 300 earthquakes rock Spanish holiday hotspot [Canary Islands]

    05/08/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.euroweeklynews.com ^ | Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:24 | By Karl Smallman
    MORE than 270 earthquakes have been recorded in just ten days near Spain’s Canary Islands raising fears of a volcanic eruption. The quakes have struck near Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands where there is a huge submarine fault between the two islands. Spain’s National Geographic Institute said the biggest recent quake reached a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale at only about 35km from Puerto La Luz in Gran Canaria. A report said the fault line has not been active in recent times, but it added, “What if it started spewing magma again? And what if...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet PanSTARRS and the Helix Nebula

    06/05/2016 4:16:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | Sunday, June 05, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: It's rare that such different objects are imaged so close together. Such an occasion is occurring now, though, and was captured two days ago in combined parallel exposures from the Canary Islands of Spain. On the lower right, surrounded by a green coma and emanating an unusually split blue ion tail diagonally across the frame, is Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS). This giant snowball has been falling toward our Sun and brightening since its discovery in 2013. Although Comet PannSTARRS is a picturesque target for long-duration exposures of astrophotography, it is expected to be only barely visible to the unaided...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The SONG and the Hunter

    05/05/2016 6:49:49 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | Thursday, May 05, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Near first quarter, the Moon in March lights this snowy, rugged landscape, a view across the top of Tenerife toward La Palma in the Canary Islands Spanish archipelago. The large Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain, looms over the horizon. Shining above are familiar bright stars of Orion, the Hunter. Adding to the dreamlike scene is the 1 meter diameter prototype telescope of the global network project called the Stellar Observations Network Group or SONG. The SONG's fully robotic observatory was captured during the 30 second exposure while the observatory dome, with slit open, was rotated across the...
  • Tsunami that devastated the ancient world could return

    03/09/2008 7:17:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 2,192+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/08 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - "The sea was driven back, and its waters flowed away to such an extent that the deep sea bed was laid bare and many kinds of sea creatures could be seen," wrote Roman historian Ammianus Marcellus, awed at a tsunami that struck the then-thriving port of Alexandria in 365 AD. "Huge masses of water flowed back when least expected, and now overwhelmed and killed many thousands of people... Some great ships were hurled by the fury of the waves onto the rooftops, and others were thrown up to two miles (three kilometres) from the shore." Ancient documents...
  • GEOPHYSICS: Ancient Cataclysm Marred the Med

    12/09/2006 2:24:21 PM PST · by Lessismore · 22 replies · 989+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2006-12-08 | Jacopo Pasotti
    It's a terrifying vision: A violent eruption of Italy's Mount Etna triggers a massive collapse of one flank of the volcano, sending 35 cubic kilometers of debris--the equivalent of 10,000 Cheops pyramids--hurtling at 400 kilometers an hour into the Ionian Sea. The Big Splash unleashes a 50-meter-tall wall of water that, within a few hours, wipes out coastal settlements across the Mediterranean. This catastrophe happened 8000 years ago--and a Mediterranean monster of similar magnitude could happen again. That's the scenario invoked in an analysis in last week's Geophysical Research Letters. "It was an extraordinary event, probably the largest tsunami unleashed...
  • Fossil hunter believes tsunami struck Florida

    08/17/2005 10:12:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 1,471+ views
    News Sentinel ^ | Mon, Aug. 15, 2005 | NICHOLAS SPANGLER
    Fossil Frank has a hypothesis - inspired by certain shells taken from deep in a limestone quarry abutting the Everglades - that a great tsunami hit Florida about two million years ago. It happened in the evening - and he can prove it. More of this later. Before Frank Perillo became Fossil Frank he was an unhappy mechanic. He hated every day he lay on his back in Ketcham's garage. Winter days were worst, because his hands turned to meat from the cold and the lacquer thinners he used to wash himself. When he jacked up cars, the ice on...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comets and Bright Star

    01/06/2016 12:14:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | January 06, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This timely, telescopic, two panel mosaic spans about 10 full moons across planet Earth's predawn skies. Recorded as the year began from Tenerife, Canary Islands, near the top of the frame are the faint coma and tail of Comet Borrelly (P/19). A comet with a seven year orbital period, Borrelly's nucleus was visited by the ion propelled spacecraft Deep Space 1 near the beginning of the 21st century. Anchoring the scene at the bottom is brilliant star Arcturus (Alpha Bootes) and Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) a first time visitor from the Oort Cloud. Catalina's yellowish dust tail extends below...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet Catalina Emerges

    12/06/2015 9:10:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | December 07, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Comet Catalina is ready for its close-up. The giant snowball from the outer Solar System, known formally as C/2013 US10 (Catalina), rounded the Sun last month and is now headed for its closest approach to Earth in January. With the glow of the Moon now also out of the way, morning observers in Earth's northern hemisphere are getting their best ever view of the new comet. And Comet Catalina is not disappointing. Although not as bright as early predictions, the comet is sporting both dust (lower left) and ion (upper right) tails, making it an impressive object for binoculars...
  • Ebola scare on Canary Island nudist beach after migrants from Sierra Leone arrive on boat with fever

    11/06/2014 10:21:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Corey Charlton and Jenny Awford
    A group of migrants arriving on a Canary Islands nudist beach caused panic among naked holidaymakers when they reported having symptoms associated with Ebola. To the shock of nudist holidaymakers, the 19 migrants landed on the Gran Canaria beach of Maspalomas and were isolated for seven hours while authorities struggled to decide what to do. Several of the migrants said they were from Sierra Leone and Guinea - two of the most badly affected countries in the current outbreak. The Red Cross arrived and quickly established a cordon separating the group from the nearby nudists, then began taking their temperatures...
  • Priest, air passenger among six hospitalized in Spain for Ebola tests

    10/16/2014 8:51:58 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/17/2014 | Yahoo
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish authorities reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms on Thursday, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight to Madrid and a Spanish priest who had recently been in Liberia. Three of the cases were in the capital and the fourth in the Canary Islands, where a health source said two other people were admitted to hospital for precautionary monitoring. The priest, who arrived in Spain on Oct.11, was being taken to hospital after developing a fever, one of the symptoms of the disease, the Spanish government's Ebola committee said.
  • Something You Didn't Know About Louisiana (Ilenos, Canary Islands)/

    06/16/2014 6:52:55 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Free Republic - Intersurf.com ^ | 6-16-2014 | Gilbert C. Din/Sidney Villere
    Something You Didn't Know About Louisiana (Ilenos, Canary Islands) Intersurf.com Gilbert C. Din/Sidney Villere ISLENOS, CANARY ISLANDS The archipelago of the Canaries consists of seven main islands, having a total area of less than 6 percent of the size of Louisiana, lying about sixty-five miles west of Morocco in Northern Africa. They were formed as a result of volcanic activity. It is a rugged, mountainous terrain, and plains are almost nonexistent. Lack of water is a serious problem. The westernmost islands receive the most rain, while the two islands closest to the Sahara Desert and lower in elevation have some...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Halo of the Cat's Eye

    06/01/2014 12:08:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | June 01, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its haunting symmetries are seen in the very central region of this stunning false-color picture, processed to reveal the enormous but extremely faint halo of gaseous material, over three light-years across, which surrounds the brighter, familiar planetary nebula. Made with data from the Nordic Optical Telescope in the Canary Islands, the composite picture shows extended emission from the nebula. Planetary nebulae have long been appreciated as a final phase in the life of a sun-like star. Only much more recently however, have...
  • Something You Didn't Know About Cajuns (Ilenos, Canary Islands)

    10/06/2002 6:10:13 PM PDT · by blam · 74 replies · 5,576+ views
    Intersurf.com ^ | unknown | Gilbert C. Din/Sidney Villere
    ISLENOS, CANARY ISLANDS The archipelago of the Canaries consists of seven main islands, having a total area of less than 6 percent of the size of Louisiana, lying about sixty-five miles west of Morocco in Northern Africa. They were formed as a result of volcanic activity. It is a rugged, mountainous terrain, and plains are almost nonexistent. Lack of water is a serious problem. The westernmost islands receive the most rain, while the two islands closest to the Sahara Desert and lower in elevation have some deserts. The higher elevations on some of the western islands have pleasant temperatures, and...
  • Genetic methods for sex determination shed some light on remains of Canary Islands'...

    05/07/2014 6:34:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 30, 2014 | Plataforma SINC
    Researchers from the University of La Laguna have applied a new genetic method to analyzed archaeological remains that enables the sex of skeletal remains from the indigenous peoples of the island of El Hierro to be determined... With the remains from Punta Azul, the researchers used a fragment of the amelogenin gene. As Calderón explains, this gene is present in the X chromosome and in the Y chromosome however, there is a small deletion -- a special type of chromosomal anomaly -- in X, which makes it ideal for sex determination by DNA amplification... Only those in which the mitochondrial...
  • Experts concerned with abnormal seismic activity – Azores

    10/19/2011 6:29:05 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 30 replies · 2+ views
    PAJ ^ | 10/13/11 | STAFF
    Experts in the Azores have alerted the population of Săo Miguel Island for seismic activity which they considered to be above normal. The seismic events where located in the system of Fogo and Congro lakes, the central region of the island. “The situation is ongoing and the number of microseisms is slightly above reference values” said Wednesday Joăo Luís Gaspar from the Center of Volcanology and Geological Risk Assessment (CVARG) of the University of the Azores.
  • 8 catastrophes we should be worried about

    04/14/2007 4:23:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 1,684+ views
    WND ^ | 04.12.07 | W. F. Walker Johanson
    There sure is a lot of talk about how "global warming" is about to destroy the planet! And how, if we don't stop driving our SUVs – and go back to living by candlelight – we'll all be dead within the next 20 years. (Just ask your children; that's what they probably already believe.) But I'd like to propose that there are much worse catastrophes we really should be worried about. Here is my list of the Top 8:
  • 6 volcanoes that could shut down the world

    04/27/2010 5:28:36 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 37 replies · 4,241+ views
    The Week ^ | April 23, 2010 | staff
    Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull wreaked havoc on European air travel, but it could have been worse. Much, much, much worse The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull caused billions of dollars in economic damage, and left millions of travelers stranded. But on the Volcanic Explosivity Index — volcanologists’ tool for rating the severity of an eruption — the event rated only a two out of a possible eight. More severe eruptions cause “death and destruction” on a planetary basis, points out Simon Winchester in The Guardian. “They can darken skies and cause devastating changes in the weather. They can and do bring about the...
  • MegaTsunami Planned by bin Laden?

    05/14/2002 9:37:13 AM PDT · by gcallah · 104 replies · 4,412+ views
    Discovery Channel | 5/14/2002 | gcallah
    Did anyone watch the Discovery channel on MegaTsunamis over the weekend? Basically, a huge chunk of the island of La Plama in the Canaries is in danger of collapsing into the sea, which would set off a tidal wave washing 12 miles inland on the east coast of the US. I've heard from a contact in the Army that there are serious worries that bin Laden could try to set off a nuke on La Palma that would trigger the collapse. Should Discovery have been allowed to show this? Should the US station troops on La Palma?
  • El Hierro getting worse by the day

    07/03/2012 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Errant · 56 replies
    Iceage Now ^ | July 3, 2012 | Robert
    “The island has now been elevated by 9 cm due to the magma pressure. Last night there was one quake of 4.4 on the Richter scale, at a depth of 18km, which was also felt on the neighbouring island of La Palma.”