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Norway: Lightning hits 91 spectators at racetrack

Oslo - A lightning bolt struck 91 auto racing fans at a racetrack in Norway Sunday, and 45 people were taken to hospital with minor burns, police said.

Cloud Lightning

Freak tornado kills three in France

A freak tornado killed three people and injured nine as it destroyed houses, overturned cars and ripped trees out of the ground in France last night.

The flash storm gutted up to 40 homes in just minutes as it battered Hautmont and three other small towns in the north of the country.

Tornado damage in northern France


Award-winning Astronaut Questions Man Made Global Warming

NASA has played a key role in one of the greatest periods of scientific progress in history. It is uniquely positioned to collect the most comprehensive data on our biosphere.

For example, recently generated NASA data enabled scientists to finally understand the Gulf Stream warming mechanism and its effect on European weather. Such data will allow us to improve our models, resulting in better seasonal forecasts.

NASA's Aqua satellite is showing that water vapor, the dominant greenhouse gas, works to offset the effect of carbon dioxide (CO2). This information, contrary to the assumption used in all the warming models, is ignored by global warming alarmists.

Evil Rays

Moderate earthquake strikes Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities say a moderate earthquake has struck the eastern part of the island, rattling buildings but causing no casualties or damage.

The Central Weather Bureau says the 5.4 magnitude quake hit 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of the city of Hualien at 2:55 a.m. Saturday(1855 GMT Friday).

Hualien is 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of the capital Taipei.

Bizarro Earth

Mother Earth Naked: A Modern Masterpiece

Have you ever wondered what our world would look like stripped bare of all plants, soils, water and man-made structures? Well wonder no longer; images of the Earth as never seen before have been unveiled in what is the world's biggest geological mapping project ever.

South America on the globe
Geology of South America on the globe.

Earth and computer scientists from 79 nations are working together on a global project called OneGeology to produce the first digital geological map of the world. This project is doing the same for the rocks beneath our feet that Google does for maps of the Earth's surface. These scientists have achieved their goal in just over one year after initiating this global project. For a science that usually counts time in millions of years, this is no mean feat!


World's smallest snake is as thin as spaghetti

WASHINGTON - Scientists have identified the world's smallest snake -- a reptile about 4 inches long and as thin as spaghetti that was found lurking under a rock on the Caribbean island of Barbados.

smallest snake
Handout photo of Leptotyphlops carlae resting on US quarter

Cloud Lightning

Colorado: Children Taken To Hospital After Microburst Throws Inflatable Playhouse

WELLINGTON -- At least three children were taken to a hospital Saturday after a microburst of wind ripped up an inflatable bounce house from its metal stakes. Authorities said it was a "significant wind event" and it managed to push the play structure up a hill 200 feet before it slammed it into a flagpole.

Bizarro Earth

U.S. Long Beach Jellyfish Invasion

In the waters off Long Beach, N.Y., swimmers aren't the only ones enjoying the surf: Jellyfish are showing up in droves.

"We were here a few weeks ago and there were a lot of jellyfish. We didn't even go in the water. It was horrible," one teen told CBS News correspondent Susan Koeppen.

Bizarro Earth

231 hurt as 5.8 magnitude earthquake hits China

BEIJING -- A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, close to the area devastated by a massive tremor in May that left nearly 70,000 dead.

Chinese state media quoted local officials as saying that 231 people were hurt in the quake, which struck 65 km north of Mianyang, which was severely hit by the 8.0-magnitude quake on May 12.

Bizarro Earth

5.0 earthquake rattles Kingdom of Fiji

A moderate earthquake shook the ocean floor near Fiji about 5:35 a.m. today Hawaii time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The 5.0 magnitude quake was centered about 85 miles west of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji and 21.7 miles beneath the earth's surface, the USGS reported.