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New `IMaX` magnetograph makes observing Sun`s magnetic structure possible

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:51

A Spanish instrument known as IMaX magnetograph has observed the sun for the formation and evolution of a magnetic flux tubes on its surface.

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370: New debris sightings, storms ground missing plane`s air search

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 19:09

A Thai satellite has detected 300 floating objects in southern Indian Ocean that could possibly be the debris of the missing Malaysian plane, even as bad weather on Tuesday grounded multination air search for the aircraft`s wreckage.

Three dead in China rain storms: Government

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 15:53

Three people have been killed and thousands evacuated in several days of rainstorms in southern China, flooding major cities and affecting air and rail transport, authorities said Monday.

2013 revealed as sixth warmest year on record

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:02

In its review of 2013, the world`s leading meteorological authority suggests that many of last year`s weather extremes are likely to have been heavily influenced by rising global temperatures.

Plasma plumes shield Earth from damaging solar storms

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 22:22

Scientists at NASA and MIT have identified a plasma plume that naturally protects the Earth against solar storms.

Wind farms can tame hurricanes: Scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 22:05

Huge offshore wind farms can protect vulnerable coastal cities against devastating cyclones like Katrina and Sandy by tempering winds and ocean surges before they reach land, a study said Wednesday.

Global warming blamed for recent storms in UK

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 11:10

Met Office`s chief scientist suggests that climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months.

Storms as big as Jupiter`s `great red spot` discovered on brown dwarfs

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 10:24

New observations from NASA`s Spitzer Space Telescope have suggested that most brown dwarfs also feature one or more Jupiter`s "Great Red Spot" like planet-size storms.

New UK space-weather centre to track arrival of solar super-storms

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 13:25

Britain is set to have its own space-weather centre for predicting the arrival of solar " super-storms" that can trigger electricity blackouts across whole cities and knock out GPS satellites by next year.

Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 36

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:48

Disaster officials say the death toll from flooding triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam has hit 36, with about 80,000 people forced from homes.

Deadly tornadoes, storms hit US Midwest; 6 killed

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 09:16

Powerful tornadoes struck US Midwest on Sunday killing at least six people and injuring hundreds others with the death toll reportedly expected to rise further.

Flip in Sun`s polarity to cause solar storms

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 13:22

Scientists have revealed that the magnetic field of the Sun is expected to reverse polarity within the next three weeks, which could have a huge effect on our solar system.