During the Magnitude 8 earthquake that hit Mexico on September 8, 2017, most of the inevitable media hype was on the observation of mysterious blue lightning in the sky during the temblor. The lights witnessed by thousands of witnesses are the so-called Earthquake Lights (EQLs). Continue reading The mystery of Earthquake Lights
Two devastating Hurricanes in a row: first Harvey, then Irma. Texas was the first to suffer. Now it’s Florida’s turn to brace for the impact of Irma, among the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading What are Harvey and Irma telling us?
When a tremor shook the Island of Ischia on August 21, causing two deaths and forcing 1500 people to leave their damaged homes, few seemed to remember that Ischia is a place prone to deadly quakes. The latest disaster on this beautiful Island happened during the same fatal summer of 1883, when Krakatoa wrought havoc in the southern hemispher, chancing Earth’s climate.
Six female Italian scientists have recently accomplished stunning results in the framework of one of the most challenging topics in modern Astrophysics. Five of these outstanding scientists have no fixed, tenure-track contract; three have not yet turned 30.
Astronomers and scientists all over the world are amazed by the first results of Juno mission. About 40 papers have already been presented to discuss the new, stunning data coming from the NASA’s mission to Jupiter. Continue reading Jupiter’s South Pole finally discovered
Climate change skeptics, also called “deniers” or “negationists”, are the people who put in doubt the reality of global warming and related climate change. These days, climate change deniers from all over the world and from all sectors and walks of life — religious, academic, business, political, activist, social justice and citizenry – are gaining strength after the election of US President Donald Trump, the Great Denier.
Icelandic volcanoes are once again on the brink of showing the world what they are capable of. Four of them have been suggested as possibly on the verge of eruption: Bardarbunga, Grímsvötn, Hekla and Katla. However, the latter is the one that looks most threatening.
Donald Trump may play a key role in shaping Earth’s climate in the next decades. However, most scientists and environmentalists fear that changes will be for the worse.
Central-Southern Italy is, once again, in the news for what will be remembered for decades as a domino-effect disaster that has wiped out a luxury resort on the late afternoon of January 18.
Italy braces itself once again in the wake of a M 6.6 jolt that shattered the town of Norcia, in the Southeast of Umbria, causing major damage to the Monastery of St. Benedict, one of many Italian architectural jewels that are prone to seismic activity in the central part of the peninsula. Continue reading Italy: A History of Earthquakes