Super Cyclone Chapala could hit Yemen as a Cat 3 Hurricane with 120 mile-per-hour winds and eight years’ worth of rain in a day. What’s the world coming to?
Archives for October 2015
This quick refresher about probability shows how to use Bayes’ Rule in simple situations and is an introduction to frequentist versus Bayesian probability.
An asteroid will pass within 300,000 miles of the earth on Saturday. What’s the chance an object of that size, big enough to foul the atmosphere for years and cause a major extinction, could hit us?
The week’s earthquake map – and the news – was dominated by the deadly tremor in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, the earth was relatively quiet.
Lotsa news: Strongest hurricane in the history of the universe; highest tides of the millennium. Okay, maybe not. But ain’t weather great? And an asteroid whizzing by, too.
A major earthquake in Afghanistan – M7.5 – resulted from the ongoing collision between India and Eurasia.
The 50th anniversary of the 140-foot NRAO Green Bank, West Virginia telescope was held on October 13, 2015. What was it all about? Why was it historic?
Clay bricks and pottery are enhanced by including dung in their formulation. Other amendments may chemically improve properties as well.
September was warm — that was no surprise. But exactly how warm was a shock. Land, sea, north, south, one month, year-to-date — wherever and whenever you look there are new records.
This week there were notable earthquakes in Vanuatu and Argentina – and two earthquake swarms in California.