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  • Over A Thousand Years Ago, The Sun Exploded — And Changed Life On Earth Forever

    11/16/2015 7:03:45 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    BI - Slate ^ | 11-16-2015 | Phil Plait
    Phil PlaitNovember 16, 2015 A new study says that violent space weather that could cost $2 trillion in damage is more common than previously thought In the years 774 and 993, the Earth was attacked from space. Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful. Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet’s atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14. And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those isotopes are created when high-energy protons slam into our air. That means the source must have...
  • Apparent mortar shell strikes jihadi on camera

    11/11/2015 10:09:28 AM PST · by Utilizer · 88 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07 November 2015 | Unknown
    Muzzie/islamist/jihadi blown up on camera from some manner of explosive round. You can hear it arriving just before it hits.
  • Possible explosion closing several streets in downtown Denver east of State Capitol

    11/03/2015 3:34:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies ^ | November 3,2015 | Oscar Contreras
    DENVER - A possible explosion has closed several streets in Denver, according to officials with the Denver Police Department.
  • Bucharest nightclub fire kills 26 [180 wounded in blast]

    10/30/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 October 2015 | Barney Henderson, and Harriet Alexander
    26 people have been killed and scores injured in a Bucharest nightclub fire • Bucharest nightclub fire kills dozens • 150 wounded in blast • Fireworks reportedly caused the fire • Foreigners thought to be among the victims
  • Israeli Source Confirms Irans Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded

    01/28/2013 3:26:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 33 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 1/28/2013 | By Chana Ya'ar
    Israeli intelligence source confirms underground nuclear facility sustained major damage in a mega explosion last week. An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Irans Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a mega explosion that occurred last week. Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom. Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper. The report quoted an Israeli official as saying Were still in the early stages of...
  • Air Force wants owners to give up property near secret Area 51

    09/07/2015 5:53:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    AP Fox News ^ | 09/07/15
    LAS VEGAS The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property that over time has been surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. They're being told to take a $5.2 million "last best offer" for their property by Thursday -- or the government will seize it through condemnation. The owners include descendants of a couple who lost their hardscrabble mining enterprise after the Air Force moved in in the 1940s. Nuclear tests then began in 1951, their mine mill mysteriously exploded in 1954 and they ran out of money...
  • Another Chinese Chemical Plant Explodes, Huge Clouds Of Black Smoke Billow Skyward (4th in a month)

    09/07/2015 10:34:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/06/2015 | Tyler Durden
    If youre planning on travelling to China, we have two pieces of advice: Do not look like a short sellerDo not go near any chemical factories Failing to heed the first tip there could get you thrown in jail (or, as Man Groups China chief Li Yifei calls it, sent on a "short vacation").The consequences of failing to follow the second piece of advice above could be, how should we put this... explosive.With Beijing still scrambling to contain the fallout (both figuratively and literally) from the devastating blast at Tianjin which killed some 160 people and injured more than...
  • China explosion: City of Shandong rocked as huge blast rips through chemical factory

    08/31/2015 12:38:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 103 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 8/31/15 | Alex Wellman
    A massive explosion has ripped through a region in China. Bright flames and black smoke were seen from what is thought to be a chemical factory this evening. The explosion was seen and heard in the industrial zone of Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong, just before 11.30pm local time. It is not yet known if there are any injuries or fatalities. The explosion was reported by the People's Daily newspaper - the Communist Party-owned publication. No further details have yet been released. The blast comes just a fortnight after another huge explosion in the country killed dozens and injured hundreds.
  • China explosion: City of Shandong rocked as huge blast rips through chemical factory

    08/31/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 62 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Alex Wellman
    A massive explosion has ripped through a region in China. (snip) The explosion was seen and heard in the industrial zone of Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong, just before 11.30pm local time.

    08/23/2015 2:12:58 PM PDT · by Shery · 33 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Soopermexican
    There are reports on social media of a massive explosion at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara City, Japan. UPDATE: Heres a video of a local Japanese news report. It appears to show munitions going off in multiple explosions: Read more:
  • Reports of explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan

    08/23/2015 10:05:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    various/Twitter ^ | 8-23-2015 | TCRLAF
    Breaking News... RT is the first English language source with this, but is not allowed on FR. NHK saying there were several explosions at the Sagami Depot in Kanagawa.
  • Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastrophe

    08/22/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 at 4:04 PM | Doug G. Ware
    P<> Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastropheDONGFU, SHANDONG, China, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Less than two weeks after catastrophic explosions leveled an industrial district in Tianjin, China, a chemical plant less than 200 miles away was rocked by its own blast Saturday. The explosion at the plant, located in Dongfu, Shandong Province, occurred Saturday evening. Authorities said at least nine people were injured, but no one was killed.
  • How Far Can I Go? And How Much Can I Do?

    08/15/2015 7:35:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 121 replies
    China Digital Times ^ | 8/15/15 | He Xiaoxin
    Journalist He Xiaoxin of The Beijing News (新京报) traveled to report from the scene of the massive explosion in a chemical warehouse at the Tianjin port, in which 104 people have been reported killed so far. Dramatic photos and videos of the explosion traveled quickly around the world via the Internet. But in this photo essay, He provides an up-close, personal look at the devastation. Propaganda officials have since banned media from reporting on the explosion or posting stories that did not originate from Xinhua:
  • Death Toll in Tianjin Explosions Rises to 112, With 95 Missing

    08/15/2015 9:58:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | Aug 16 2015 | Phil Helsel and The Associated Press
    Death Toll in Tianjin Explosions Rises to 112, With 95 Missing by Phil Helsel and The Associated Press More bodies were found in the aftermath of Wednesday's powerful explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, bringing the death toll to 112, state media reported Sunday local time. State media agency Xinhua reported that 95 people remain missing, including 85 firefighters. More than 770 people remained hospitalized.
  • China Sends In Chemical Warfare Troops, Orders Tianjin Evacuation After Toxic Sodium Cyanide Found

    08/15/2015 7:55:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Four years ago, following the Sendai tsunami and resulting explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Japanese government had just one goal: to minimize panic among the population, even if it meant blatantly lying about the resulting deadly radioactive fallout the public was exposed to. After all the top prerogative among government bureaucrats has always been to minimize social disturbance even if it means sacrificing countless individuals to a death that could have been avoided if only the government had told the truth from the beginning.This was also the playbook followed by the Chinese government three days ago...
  • DrillChem Explosion Rocks Texas Town As Black Smoke Clouds Sky [Video]

    08/14/2015 9:16:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Maat van Uitert
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Drillchem, a Conroe, Texas, plant, went up in flames as an explosion rocked the building. According to news channel KHOU Houston, Texas, a series of explosions triggered a huge 3-alarm fire at the DrillChem plant on Friday, August 14th in the afternoon. Theres been no word of injuries amidst the confusion that has followed the explosion. According to their website, DrillChem is an oil industry supply company that creates sealants, shale inhibitors, and lubricants. (PHOTO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The explosion caused tall streams of black smoke to rise into the air, causing a situation at the DrillChem plant that was very dangerous for...
  • Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter

    08/14/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 14, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter Residents were ordered to seek shelter and turn off their air conditioners after several explosions were reported at a chemical plant near Houston Friday evening. A shelter-in-place order was in effect for about three hours for those within a 2-mile radius of the DrillChem chemical plant in Conroe which burst into flames around 4:44 p.m. local time, fire officials said. While it's not yet clear how the fire started, the company has told authorities that the last employee left about 30 minutes before it erupted and...
  • Chinese official defends fire fighters after Tianjin blasts, experts focus on response

    08/14/2015 5:59:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | Adam Rose and Megha Rajagopalan
    World | Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:53am EDT Related: World, China Chinese official defends fire fighters after Tianjin blasts, experts focus on response TIANJIN, China | By Adam Rose and Megha Rajagopalan A senior Chinese official defended fire fighters who initially hosed water on a blaze in a warehouse in northeast China where volatile chemicals were stored, a response foreign experts said could have contributed to two huge blasts that killed 54 people. More than a dozen firefighters were among those killed by the massive explosions at the busy port in Tianjin city on Wednesday night, state media said. About...
  • New Footage of Tianjin Explosion and Aftermath Video & Photos (Video)

    08/14/2015 5:34:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    A close call for the person filming near the site of the Tianjin chemical explosion as he narrowly avoids being hit by shattering glass. Bonus drone video of the aftermath also included plus photos.
  • Nuclear And Biochemical Experts At Tianjin Site

    08/13/2015 6:59:54 PM PDT · by proust · 76 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/13/15 | unknown
    More than 200 nuclear and biochemical experts from the Chinese military have been sent to the port city of Tianjin after two huge explosions killed at least 50 people. A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency's Beijing environmental emergency response centre has also gone to the area.
  • Oceanographers solve mystery of beach explosion

    08/13/2015 12:10:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | by Todd Mcleish & Provided by: University of Rhode Island
    URI Oceanography Professors John King (second from right) and Arthur Spivack (right) watch as core samples are collected at Salty Brine State Beach following the explosion in July. Credit: Chris Deacutis ============================================================================================================================================= When an explosion beneath the sand at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett injured a visiting vacationer, state and local police and the bomb squad found no evidence of what may have caused the blast. So state officials turned to scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography for answers. It didn't take long before they had solved the mystery. Janet Coit, director of the...
  • Scenes From the Deadly Explosions in Tianjin

    08/13/2015 5:35:52 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Austin Ramzy
    Here is an edited transcript of the two mens conversation: A: (Profanity) Where is the explosion? (Profanity) The sky is (profanity) lit up. B: Where is this? A: I dont know. (Profanity) This is going to make the news tomorrow. Oh! (Profanity) The building is shaking. (Profanity) Oh, my God. Its like an atomic bomb! (Profanity) The glass is broken. (Profanity). (Profanity) The shock wave is too strong. B: Stop looking at it. A: Hope the building wont (profanity) collapse. B: Quick. Put on your clothes. Hope the building wont collapse. Will there be another one? A: This is it...
  • China explosion: Tianjin death toll rises in port blasts

    08/13/2015 1:27:49 AM PDT · by moose07 · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 August 2015 | John Sudworth
    At least 44 people are now known to have died, and more than 500 injured, following two major explosions in China's northern port city of Tianjin. Twelve firefighters were among the dead, China's official Xinhua news agency said as it reported a doubling of the death toll. Two blasts happened in a warehouse storing "dangerous and chemical goods" in the port area of the city. The blasts caused a huge fireball that could be seen from space. Buildings within a 2km radius (1.5 miles) had windows blown out, office blocks were destroyed and hundreds of cars burnt-out. Images on Chinese...
  • Seven dead, 300 hurt as huge blast hits China's Tianjin: reports

    08/12/2015 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    A massive explosion at a warehouse in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin killed seven people and sent a fireball ripping through the sky, state media reported Thursday. The blast, which could be felt kilometres (miles) away, was triggered when a shipment of explosives detonated in the container where it was being stored, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
  • Massive Explosion in China's Tinajin

    08/12/2015 11:03:18 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 264 replies
    Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, the cause of which is not yet known. The explosion reportedly occurred at the Tianjin Binhai New Development Zone at about 23:30 (15:30 GMT). Pictures and video footage shared on social media suggest a number of people were wounded by the blast. Several nearby tower blocks are without power, according to the Chine
  • BOMBS EXPLODE at Two Churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico

    08/02/2015 12:33:13 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 2nd, 2015 2:12 pm | Kristinn Taylor
    The FBI is reported to be investigating bombs that exploded minutes apart at two Las Cruces, New Mexico churches Sunday morning.
  • Suspected Meth Lab Explodes In U.S. Government Building

    07/24/2015 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 51 replies
    Popular Science. ^ | July 23, 2015
    Suspected Meth Lab Explodes In U.S. Government Building Yesterday, Congress requested more information about a July 18 explosion in one of the buildings operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology outside Washington, D.C. Theres reason for Congress to raise an eyebrow; based on evidence collected at the scene, investigators suspect that the room was being used to develop illegal methamphetamines. The explosion occurred in NIST Building 236, far from the majority of the labs, so it didnt damage any research endeavors. It happened in a room that had been emptied of equipment, as one experiment had recently ended...
  • 911 call from Salty Brine beach blast released

    07/21/2015 11:10:09 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | 7-21-15 | unattributed
    Narragansett police on Tuesday released a 911 call made after an explosion on Salty Brine State Beach. A Waterbury, Connecticut, woman was injured in the blast. A family member said she was thrown about 10 feet. The caller tells the 911 operator she doesn't know exactly what happened, but that the injured woman needs help. Caller: "Hi, I'm at Salty Brine Beach ... The rock, like, fell on her." Operator: "The rock fell on her? At Salty Brine? Do you know if they're pinned under the rock?" Caller: "I heard a bang. People are saying that the rocks exploded." Operator:...

    07/20/2015 8:25:34 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    SpaceX ^ | 20JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    On June 28, 2015, following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight, resulting in loss of mission. This summary represents an initial assessment, but further investigation may reveal more over time. Prior to the mishap, the first stage of the vehicle, including all nine Merlin 1D engines, operated nominally; the first stage actually continued to power through the overpressure event on the second stage for several seconds following the mishap. In addition, the Dragon spacecraft not only survived the second stage event, but also continued to...
  • Report: explosion at Salty Brine Beach (RI)

    07/11/2015 10:25:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies ^ | July 11, 2015 | Neil Remiesiewicz
    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) -Police and firefighters have responded to Salty Brine Beach for a report of an explosion. The Department of Environmental Management confirms that they received reports of an explosion on the beach and a person injured at about 11:15 Saturday morning.
  • Plan For Lethal-Virus Laboratories Leaves Smalltown USA In Uproar

    06/28/2003 3:37:39 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 193+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 6-29-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    Plan for lethal-virus laboratories leaves Smalltown USA in uproar By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 29 June 2003 A network of high-security laboratories for storing and investigating some of the most lethal viruses known to mankind is being built across the US, leaving communities in uproar. They not only fear the risk of the viruses escaping, but also contend that the programme, part of the $6bn (3.5bn) Project BioShield, is a stunning case of overkill. For none of the germs to be studied is related to bioweaponry. In the tiny town of Hamilton, Montana, campaigners worry that they will become...
  • Gas-Line Explosion in Fresno Injures Multiple People, Shuts Down Highway 99

    04/17/2015 6:39:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    At least five people were rushed to the hospital with burns after a major gas line explosion at the Fresno County Sheriffs Office gun range, a department official said. The blast occurred about 2:30 p.m. behind the range in an area under construction, said Lt. John Zanoni. The injured did not include Sheriffs Office employees, he said. No firearms were involved in the explosion. Fresno Fire Department spokesman Pete Martinez said witnesses reported a ball of fire that burned multiple people.
  • ISIS Suicide Bomber's Vehicle Goes Airborne And Explodes In Mid air RAW Footage

    04/13/2015 8:40:32 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4-12-2015 | Live Leak
    Published on Apr 12, 2015 ISIS Suicide Bomber Goes Airborne And Explodes In Mid-air Liveleak - Part of ISIS Suicide Bomber's Vehicle Goes Airborne And Explodes In Mid air Part of channel(s): Iraq (current event) Before the suicide bomber reached its main goal, Peshmerga Forces were able to destroy the vehicle. As the truck took the hit, the explosives went airborne and exploded midway Before the suicide bomber reached its main Goal, Peshmerga Forces were able to destroy the vehicle. As the truck took the hit, the explosives went airborne and exploded midway through the air. Southern Kirkuk area -...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records Regarding Suspicious 2014 New Year's Day Explosion (short title)

    04/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PDT · by Aethelwolf · 7 replies ^ | 04/03/2015
    Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records regarding its response to the January 1, 2014, explosion of an apartment building in the largely Muslim Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The FOIA lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v U. S. Department of Justice (No.1:14-cv-02212)).
  • Heartless Visitors Snap Selfies at East Village Blast Site (NYC)

    03/29/2015 9:24:26 AM PDT · by thefactor · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Kevin Fasick
    Self-absorbed jerks are treating the East Village gas-explosion site like a tourist attraction, shooting grinning selfies of themselves even as rescuers search for life in the ruins where two bodies might still be buried.THIS IS A TRAGEDY NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION, one frustrated neighbor wrote in a sign taped to a front door on nearby 7th Street. SHOW SOME RESPECT, the sign demanded.Other selfie-snappers included Christina Freundlich, whose LinkedIn profile lists her as a communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party. She posted a grinning photo of herself at the scene giving the peace sign.
  • Utility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast [someone illegally tapped gas line]

    03/29/2015 7:09:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line to a restaurant in one of them had been illegally tapped, creating a hazardous situation, according to the company. On Aug. 6, a meter reader at the restaurant detected the smell of gas and reported it, said Consolidated Edison spokesman Allan Drury. A gas crew dispatched to the site found multiple leaks in a gas line that had been tapped, Drury said, adding that the restaurant was the only customer in the...
  • Fire rages after explosion, collapse at East Village apartment building

    03/26/2015 1:52:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | March 26, 2015
    EAST VILLAGE (WABC) -- There was an explosion and collapse at an apartment building in Manhattan Thursday, and a seven-alarm fire raged in the aftermath. CLICK HERE to watch live coverage The blast happened on Second Avenue at the corner of East 7th Street in the East Village around 3:15 p.m....
  • Iranian Satellite Blew Up after Liftoff

    09/28/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    An Iranian attempt to launch a satellite into space failed when the missile carrying the satellite exploded shortly after liftoff, completely destroying the satellite. HIS Janes reported that the accident took place in May, and that Iran's space agency has made great efforts to hide it from the public's knowledge. The failure is expected to set back Iran's space program considerably. Western experts said that the mishap shows Iran is facing difficulties in ballistic missile development. Janes revealed that U.S. spy satellites followed the attempted launch, which took place at the space center near Tehran. Black spots were seen covering...
  • A US Navy satellite used to provide real-time weather reports has exploded in space.

    03/02/2015 7:56:18 PM PST · by CMB_polarization · 110 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2 march 2015 | sky news
    The US Air Force confirmed that the 20-year-old Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 13 (DMSP-F13) suffered a "catastrophic event". It shattered into 43 pieces following a sudden temperature spike which triggered the loss of its altitude control. The event happened on 3 February but the incident has only just came to light following questions from website Space News.

    02/24/2015 10:53:57 AM PST · by LucyT · 13 replies
    SpaceWeather News ^ | 2-24-2015 | staff
    Last night, Feb. 23-24, sky watchers in the western half of North America witnessed a spectacular cluster of fireballs and meteors. We now know it was the re-entry and breakup of a Chinese rocket body, specifically stage 3 of the CZ-4B rocket that launched the Yaogan Weixing 26 satellite in Dec. 2014. - Donny Mott photographed the glowing debris from Spirit Lake, Idaho. According to satellite tracking expert Ted Molczan, "there are confirmed sightings from Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta."
  • Explosion Rips Through Torrance Refinery, Shakes South Bay

    02/18/2015 10:59:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Hours after an explosion ripped through a Torrance refinery, residents for miles around continue to grapple with ash, a gas odor and concerns over poor air quality while inspectors confirmed that a filtration device was the source of the blast. A smoke advisory was issued for areas near the ExxonMobil refinery due to Wednesday morning's explosion and fire.
  • 'Bomb' explodes outside the NAACP office in Colorado sparking FBI search...

    01/07/2015 10:00:42 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/7/15
    ...for 'balding white man in his 40s' Federal investigators are on the ground at the scene where an 'improvised explosive device' detonated Tuesday next to the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. The blast happened about 10:45am outside a barber shop next door to the group's building, which is about an hour south of Denver. Eyewitnesses said they heard a 'loud boom' as the improvised device, which was placed next to a can of gasoline, went off. The contents of the can didn't ignite, federal officials said. I was cutting somebody's hair and I heard the explosion,' Gene Southerland, who...
  • Nigeria mosque blast kills more than 102, bears Boko Haram hallmarks

    11/30/2014 7:53:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2014 | Associated Press
    KANO, Nigeria More than 102 people were killed in the bomb explosions at the central mosque in this city, said a hospital worker. A mortuary attendant at the Murtala specialist hospital Kano, Malam Isa Labaran, on Saturday told Associated Press that he counted over 102 dead bodies deposited inside the mortuary on Friday after the multiple explosions at the mosque.
  • Explosion closes stretch of A1 near Catterick barracks - (UK)

    11/29/2014 3:32:09 AM PST · by wtd
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11/29/2014 | Patrick Sawer
    Explosion closes stretch of A1 near Catterick barracks - (UK) The A1 motorway has been closed at Catterick in North Yorkshire after an explosion was heard, North Yorkshire Police said. North Yorkshire Police received a report at 3am this morning after an explosion was heard in the Catterick area. There are no reports of any injuries, but the A1 motorway is closed at Catterick. Both slip roads to Catterick have also been closed, diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police said this is a "precautionary measure" while they conduct inquiries.
  • WATCH: Up-Close Launch Pad Cameras Capture Antares ORB-3 Explosion in Frightening Detail

    11/24/2014 7:17:26 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies ^ | 23NOV2014 | Mike Killian
    For the NASA press corps, specifically the photojournalists responsible for capturing suicidal up-close images at liftoff, camera setups for the recent launch attempt of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket on the Orb-3 mission was as usual, but the outcome was anything but. Everyone knows that a rocket can explode, and although the odds are incredibly small we understand the risks when we set up our launch pad cameras to document the impressive launches of Americas missions to space. As the old saying goes; spaceflight is not routine, and the still and video imagery presented in this article tonight highlight...
  • Cause of loud booms a mystery (Ohio)

    11/16/2014 6:43:23 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 57 replies ^ | 11/16/2014
    Breaking News Staff Residents across southern Montgomery County and northern Warren County Sunday night heard three large booms. The noises happened around 7 p.m., and prompted several calls to area 911 dispatchers and our newsroom. One Miamisburg man said the loud booms sounded like an explosion, and that the last one sounded louder than the first.
  • NASA, we have a problem! Unmanned cargo rocket explodes

    10/29/2014 4:59:51 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 57 replies
    Mail online ^ | October 29, 2014 | Snejana Farborv and Mark Prigg
    A Nasa rocket due to be visible across the East Coast on its way to the International Space Station has blown up on the launchpad. The rocket exploded six seconds after lift-off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island in Virginia. Engineers said there were no problems reported before the launch, and say they have 'no early indications' of what went wrong. 'A mishap has occurred. we have lost the vehicle,' controllers said seconds after blast off.
  • Unmanned NASA Antares rocket explodes after liftoff

    10/28/2014 7:16:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/28/2014
    An unmanned cargo rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded Tuesday over a launchpad in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort. The accident at Orbital Sciences Corp.'s launch complex at Wallops Island was sure to draw criticism over the space agency's growing reliance on private U.S. companies in this post-shuttle effort. NASA is paying billions of dollars to Orbital Sciences and the SpaceX company to make station deliveries, and it's counting on SpaceX and Boeing to start flying U.S. astronauts to the orbiting lab as early as 2017. NASA spokesman...
  • NASA rocket explodes during launch at Wallops Island

    10/28/2014 3:31:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 116 replies
    A space station deliver rocket scheduled launch Tuesday evening exploded and crashed as it took off from Wallops Island.
  • Wentzville Man Injured In Bomb Explosion Near St. Louis

    10/26/2014 9:45:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/26/14 | Jim Hoft
    One man was injured today when a Drano bomb blew up after he picked it up. Six bombs were planted in Wentzville, Missouri including one at the Wentzville police station.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported: The Wentzville Police Department has put out an alert warning residents about liquid bombs being placed around the community.Wentzville Police Maj. Paul West said at least six of the makeshift soda bottle bombs with Drano and tin foil inside exploded between 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday in various spots, including the Bear creek subdivision and in front of the police department.He said one resident...