May 252012
 

U.N. Inspectors have found traces of enriched uranium in Iran that have been enriched to 27%.

That’s 7% higher than Iran says is needed for hospital isotopes and research reactors – a key defense Iran has been making as justification for the need to have 20% uranium enrichment. Iran is claiming that the higher percentage is accidental and can happen during the enrichment process. The U.N. watchdog agency responsible for inspections is evaluating Iran’s response. Recent talks held in Baghdad to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions have ended with no progress except a promise to reconvene in June in Moscow for further discussions.

The countdown continues to the prediction we made in Predictions Part 1 & Predictions Part 2 made in January/Feb and April of this year that Israel will strike the Iranian nuclear facilities by air and land between July-September 0f this year.

Read related story at the BBC

May 202012
 

2 large earthquakes struck around the planet last night and today. Last night shortly after 10pm (EDT), a 6.0 earthquake hit Northern Italy followed by another 5 earthquakes ranging from 4-5.1 magnitude in intensity in the same area. 7 were reported killed along with significant structural damage was reported. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu, Japan at half past 3 AM (EDT) today followed by 4 additional quakes in the 5+ magnitude range. There was also a smaller swarm of tremblers ranging in size from 2+ to 3+ in the Baja, California region.

Tonight we also have the special treat of a full solar eclipse tonight beginning around 9pm (PDT) which will unfortunately be missed in the Eastern U.S. but seen to some degree by almost everyone else.

May 172012
 

NASA has just released data from the orbiting WISE telescope that indicates there are a lot more asteroids out there that can hit us then they previously new about.  While letting us know there is no need to panic, NASA has indicated that they are paying much closer attention then they had before.  More asteroids tand larger ones than previously thought are in orbits that potentially could collide with Earth. Impacting with Earth could create a host of environmental hazards not to mention extensive damage and loss of life. A small asteroid of  40 meters in size impacting earth would be equivalent to the detonation of a 3 megaton nuclear bomb.

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May 062012
 

 

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Peru

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Peru (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Peruvian authorities are warning residents and tourists of a health danger as they investigate a strange mass die-off occurring off the Northern coast of Peru.  over 1,200 birds (mostly pelicans) and 800 dolphins have washed ashore dead over the last few months and no one knows why. The Ministry of Health was warning visitors to stay away from the beaches of its Northern coastline until they can determine the cause of this mass extinction.