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A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in the Sea of Okhotsk of Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was located just off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far eastern part of the country.
May 20 (Reuters) - Water levels in U.S.
aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for
agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008
dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any
time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.
The accelerated decline in the subterranean reservoirs is
due to a combination of factors, most of them linked to rising
population in the United States, according to Leonard Konikow, a
research hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey.
A big asteroid will cruise by Earth at the end of the month, making its closest approach to our planet for at least the next two centuries.
The May 31 flyby of asteroid 1998 QE2, which is about 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) long, poses no threat to Earth. The space rock will come within 3.6 million miles (5.8 million km) of our planet — about 15 times the distance separating Earth and the moon, researchers say.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday.
The explosion on March 17 was the biggest seen since NASA began watching the moon for meteoroid impacts about eight years ago. So far, more than 300 strikes have been recorded.
An Australian man who was clinically dead for 40 minutes has been brought back to life by a brand new resuscitation technique.
Colin Fiedler, 39 from Victoria, was one of three cardiac arrest patients brought back to life after being dead for between 40 and 60 minutes at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, using two new techniques in the emergency department.