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(Selwyn Duke) – We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High School in California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, “Race and IQ,” propounded the thesis that differences in groups’ average intelligence influence their academic performance. …
Source: Race and IQ: A high school science fair project ignites a storm
Tropical Storm “Sanba,” known as Basyang in the Philippines, slammed into Mindanao on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 bringing heavy rain and producing wind gusts of 75 km/h (46 mph). The cyclone made landfall in Cortes, Surigao del Sur province around 03:00…… Read more »
A strong winter storm is bringing heavy snow and ice from the Plains to the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, US on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing major road and air traffic problems. The storm is named Jaxon by The Weather Channel. Hundreds of flights were…… Read more »
A false emergency alert in Hawaii that warned the populace to seek immediate shelter due to an incoming ballistic missile not only left people crying and screaming in the streets, it also caused concerned parents to attempt to hide their children in storm drains.
While citizens who were on Twitter were informed that the alert was false within ten minutes, it took upwards of 38 minutes for government officials to officially correct said false alarm with a second text message.
NBC News reports:
California resident Elizabeth Fong is in Hawaii looking to buy a house and received the alert. She said she didn’t receive a correction alert stating it was a false alarm until 8:46 a.m., 39 minutes after the initial alert.
The aftermath of the false alert was “crazy,” she told NBC Bay Area, and prompted people to run around on the streets “crying and screaming,” wondering what to do.
“I prayed to God and asked for forgiveness of my sins and for Him to protect us,” she said, adding that people are still shaken up.
Andy Thammavongsa, who tweeted (more…)
by Cristina Laila
January 13, 2018
As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, the government of Hawaii scared the populace with a text message to cellphone users alerting them to an incoming ballistic missile. The alert was reportedly repeated on television broadcasts. It turned out to be be bogus.
Hawaii has been on edge this year over North Korea’s threats to nuke the United States that have been backed up by missile and nuclear bomb tests.
Hawaiian residents were panicking!
It took 40 minutes to send out a second alert informing residents that it was a false alarm.
in Boston that were spurred by yesterday’s powerful winter storm can now be associated with a record high tide, according to the National Weather Service.
Boston recorded a high tide of 15.16 feet (4.88 feet above the astronomical tide), breaking the previous record of 15.1 feet that was recorded during the Blizzard of 1978.
A violent storm packing winds up to 160 kph battered parts of western Europe on Thursday, derailing trains, toppling trees and halting flights.
Authorities said one person was killed and at least 15 others were injured in France and Switzerland.
The high winds played havoc on transport, derailing trains in Switzerland and Germany and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes across France, Switzerland, Britain and Ireland without power.
Storm Eleanor hit Ireland late Tuesday, January 2, 2018, producing extremely windy and stormy conditions across much of the country into Wednesday, January 3. Although some effects of Eleanor are still being felt in the country, a major clean-up is underway in parts…… Read more »
FORECASTERS from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say there is a 50 per cent chance of a geomagnetic storm, with the power to wreak havoc across the world, striking tomorrow.
By LAURA MOWAT
Mon, Jan 1, 2018
Experts fear a massive geomagnetic storm, triggered by a blast of particles from the sun disrupts the Earth’s magnetic field, will arrive on New Year’s Day.
And the solar storm could knock out mobile phones, satellites, internet and TC, experts have warned.
The sun frequently ejects streams of solar material and magnetic fields into space, which is called coronal mass ejections. But bigger ones can pose a real hazard to modern life on Earth.
Brian Gaensler, an astrophysicist at the University of Toronto, has said of this type of storm: “The concern here is that if the radiation from a solar flare hits the earth, it can knock out satellites, disrupt mobile phones, and other forms of communication.”
These ejections spark geomagnetic storm if they slam into the Earth’s magnetic field. These storms can spark auroras (more…)