Investigating giants of the Georgian Caucuses

Early in 2014, whilst I was busy researching and exploring the ancient megalithic ruins here in Ecuador nicknamed as ‘The Lost City of Giants’, I was contacted by a television production company interested in giants. This contact eventually led to my being invited to join an expedition preparing to travel up into the Georgian Caucuses. In June I traveled out to Georgia and met up with the film crew from the Discovery Network. The job in hand was to help create an episode of the Science Channel’s flagship cable show called ‘The Unexplained Files’. This particular production would be all about ancient giant human-like beings.This show is currently credited with being the most popular Science Channel series of 2013, it has the f… »

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Kuchinoerabujima volcano erupts after 34 years, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Japan’s Kuchinoerabujima volcano, which last erupted in 1980, had a new eruption on August 3, 2014, at 03:24 UTC (12:24 local time). Japanese volcanologists raised the alert level to 3 and closed access to the summit area. The eruption lasted about 10 minutes and consisted of a single powerful explosion from the Shintake crater which sent and ash plume to approximately 1.5 km height.Much of the erupted mass collapsed into an impressive pyroclastic flow, VolcanoDiscovery reports.Nearby residents were evacuated through the ash-free field of view. There are no reports of victims or damage.Kuchinoerabujima volcano eruption on August 3, 2014. Image courtesy of kuchi-erabu.org.Geologic summaryA group of young stratovolcanoes forms the eastern end of the irregula… »

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Tropical Storm "Bertha" lashes Caribbean islands, strengthens as it moves away

The second named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm “Bertha”, is now drifting away from the Turks & Caicos Islands, the southern Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.Bertha first crossed over the Dominican Republic on Sunday, August 3, 2014, just southwest of Puerto Rico, dropping 3 to 5 inches (8 – 13 centimeters) of rain, with isolated amounts of up to 8 inches. Overflowing rivers let to the temporary evacuation of dozens of families. Authorities in Puerto Rico said nearly 29 000 households were without electricity Sunday. Most of the power outages occurred in the central mountainous region following more than 1 200 lightning strikes that occurred in the area during afternoon hours alone.However, the rainfall was we… »

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“Typhoon 11 to land on Okinawa on 8/6/2014. The central air pressure is 915hPa.”

August 04, 2014 at 05:09PM

The maximum instantaneous wind velocity is 75m.

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You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.

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“Tepco admitted they can’t purify all the contaminated water as planned.”

August 04, 2014 at 04:53PM

Tepco and Japanese prime minister Abe planned to purify all the 470,000 t of contaminated water by next March but Tepco admitted it’s actually impossible. 4 nuclides to include Co-60 can’t be removed either other than tritium.

(This article was posted from Iori’s mobile device to prioritize the speed of informing more than accuracy. It will be followed up by the main part of Fukushima Diary shortly. I hope you to follow this for reference.)

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Ebola – Catastrophic pandemic

If you are not taking the threat of Ebola seriously, you are making a big mistake. President Barack Obama takes it very seriously and has just signed an amendment to an executive order allowing him to mandate the apprehension and detention of Americans who merely show signs of “respiratory illness.”The executive order, titled Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases, amends executive order 13295, passed by George W. Bush in April 2003, which allows for the, “apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of suspected communicable diseases.”This video says that merely the suspicion of a limited Ebola outbreak in the United States would give the green light for federal … »

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