For decades, scientists have tried to solve the mystery of one of the most devastating eruption of all time, one that might have almost canceled our civilization from Earth. After 30 years of investigations, volcanologists, paleoclimatologists, geochemists, pointed to the Toba caldera as the culprit for the apocalypse. Continue reading When mankind almost went extinct…or maybe not
Exactly one year ago, in the late afternoon of January 18, 2017, disaster struck a paradise for the rich, a hideaway for tourists looking for a quiet destination to relax. Al luxurious, 5-star Resort and wellness center in Southern Italy was literally buried underneath a thick cover of snow, ice and tree logs.
Nobody knows if the present-day volcanic activity at Agung Volcano, Indonesia, will abruptly turn into a catastrophic explosion, one that would sweep away the Island of Bali and change the world’s climate patterns.
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.