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SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: BIG ASTEROID FLIES BY EARTH TONIGHT: HOW TO WATCH LIVE

 
An asteroid as large as five football fields will zoom by Earth tonight, and you can watch the close approach live from the comfort of your home. The near-Earth asteroid 2003 DZ15 will come within 2.2 million miles (3.5 million kilometers) of our planet  — about nine times farther than the distance between Earth and the moon — tonight (July 29) at 8:37 p.m. EDT (0037 GMT on July 30). There is no chance that 2003 DZ15 will strike Earth on this pass, scientists say. The online Virtual Telescope Project will stream live footage of 2003 DZ15 beginning at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) tonight. The webcast will use views from a powerful telescope in Ceccano, Italy, along with live commentary by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, who runs the Virtual Telescope Project. You can watch the feed of 2003 DZ15′s flyby here on SPACE.com, or follow it at the Virtual Telescope Project’s site here: http://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/    Space.com

 

Mark of the Beast: Woman sues over driver’s license biometrics

 

Kaye Beach of Oklahoma believes that allowing the Department of Public Safety to fingerprint and photograph her in high resolution is “the beginning stages of the [Biblical] mark of the beast.”

“The bottom line for me as a Christian was that I believe that the Bible clearly warns us against being enrolled in a global system of identification and financial control that ties to our bodies,” Beach said.

When she renewed her license in the mid-2000s, Beach asked if fingerprints were necessary, and they were, so she complied. But in 2011 when her license was up for renewal again, she says she couldn’t do it. CONTINUE

MSNBC host says newborn infants don’t count as ‘alive’ unless parents decide they do; infanticide is the new abortion

 

(NaturalNews) Today Natural News denounces Melissa Harris-Perry, the latest talking head “death worshipper” to publicly imply that she supports the murder of living, breathing newborn children. According to Harris-Perry, life begins when the parents feel like life begins. And together with some twisted new “ethics” arguments from the radical left, this can include months or years after a child is born.
That’s why I need to premise this article with a disclaimer: This article is not about abortion. It’s about the murder of children after they are born. Because once a child is born alive, terminating that life is no longer a “choice” … it’s murder by every legal and moral standard. Because while abortion friends and foes can argue about when life begins in the womb, no one disagrees that a child born alive is, well, ALIVE… do they? continue

 

PROPHECY WATCH: ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS AGREE TO NINE-MONTH TIMELINE FOR TALKS

 


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: Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to a nine-month timeline for final-status negotiations, a US State Department official revealed early Monday afternoon, hours before peace talks were set to officially begin in Washington. “This is the beginning of final-status arrangements on a nine-month timetable,” said State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki. She emphasized that the two sides “have agreed to a timetable” but that “it is not a deadline, but an agreement that they will work together for at least this period.” In the hours before negotiations are set to begin at a festive Iftar dinner at the State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry will brief US President Barack Obama on the talks. The two regularly meet on Mondays, but at this meeting, talks “will be a big focus of the conversation.” Following the presidential briefing, Kerry is expected to hold a series of meetings with members of the Israeli and Palestinian delegations. More

 

 

DRONES TO FLY U.S. SKIES, FAA APPROVES 1ST CIVILIAN UAVS

 

Federal regulators in the the U.S. say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operations in the U.S. later this summer. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday the drones, officially named unmanned air vehicles (UAV) or unmanned air systems (UAS), are Insitu’s Scan Eagle X200 and AeroVironment’s PUMA. Both fixed-wing aircraft look like miniature planes and weigh less than 25 kilograms each, are a metre and a half long and have wingspans of 3 metres. The UAV-makers already have clients lined up. A major energy company plans to fly the Scan Eagle off the Alaska coast starting next month to survey ice floes and migrating whales. More

Siberia Heat: Did the Arctic Region break a heat record?

July 29, 2013 – SIBERIA, RUSSIA – Did the Arctic region break a heat record? According to English-language outlet The Siberian Times, temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius, or 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit, were recorded in the Siberian city of Norilsk on July 21. The average temperature in July in the region is 13.6 C, or 56.48 F. Weather historian Christopher C. Burt explains on the website Weather Underground that the entire Russian Arctic region has seen warm weather as of late. Burt adds that Norilsk has seen its warmest nights in recent days — some 20.2 C, or 68.26 F — and that wildfires have erupted in the region. However Burt and The Siberian Times disagree as to whether the warm weather spell is a record. According to the Siberian Times, the recent spike broke the 31.9 C (89.42 F) record set three decades ago, while Burt believes the current record stands at 32.2 C (89.96 F). The blog Weather In Siberia notes that the month of July has shown extremely fluctuating temperatures. While the website describes the record temperatures of recent days, it also says that July 1 this year was the coldest measured in many years. Norilsk, where the extreme temperatures were measured, is the northernmost city in the world. The Siberian town houses 175,000 residents and is built on the permafrost. The Weather Channel reports that temperatures of -60 F (-51 C) are no exception in winter in Siberia, making it one of the coldest inhabited places on earth. The heat is bad news for firefighters in the region. NASA explains that once the snow melts, the remote region is very susceptible to wildfires. According to Russia Beyond The Headlines, 900 specialists are currently fighting several fires that are already raging in the area. Dozens of Russians were killed by fires during a heat-wave in the summer of 2010, when fire gripped over millions of hectares. –Huffington Post

Black Sunday: 7 killed, as powerful winds lash coastal beaches of France

Christ predicted the planet would grow more restless: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” – Luke 21:25
July 29, 2013 – FRANCE – Seven people died yesterday on a series of beaches in the south of France which are hugely popular with British tourists. High winds which reached speeds of up to 80 mph and unpredictable currents were blamed for the so-called ‘Black Sunday’ in the Herault department, which is on the Mediterranean coast. At least three other people were tonight in a ‘serious condition’ after escaping from the sea. Like the deceased, they had been enjoying high summer temperatures on the beaches of Palavas-les-Flots, Carnon, La Grande-Motte, Valras  and Vendres. ‘Conditions were hugely treacherous, yet many people did not seem aware of this,’ said a spokesman for the local lifeguards. ‘Swimmers who ventured out too far found themselves swept further out by high winds and big waves. Four of the victims died on the beaches, at sea or inland after resuscitation attempts failed, while three others died in hospital. None have yet been named, and no nationalities are yet available. ‘People have been venturing into the sea and never returning,’ said a spokesman for the emergency services in Vendre. ‘We get bad days every summer, but what happened today is absolutely exceptional. It has been a terrible day.’ The spokesman said ‘dozens’ of successful rescues were also carried out following emergency calls. The body of 16-year-old Kieran Knight, a British swimmer who disappeared off the southwest coast of France last Wednesday was found on Saturday. It was found by a fisherman close to Messanges Beach, south of Bordeaux, where Kieran had been swimming with his father. The teenager was apparently caught by a strong undercurrent and was unable to get back to shore. –Daily Mail

New Zealand shaken by another quake- geothermal project causes quake swarm in Switzerland

July 29, 2013 – NEW ZEALAND – A ‘‘severe’’ quake this morning in Cook Strait caused damage and was felt as far away as Auckland. It also increased the probability of further severe aftershocks, GeoNet seismologist John Ristau said. Did this morning’s quake cause any damage for you? The 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 1.07am today, just over a week since a 6.5 magnitude Cook Strait earthquake, which caused damage around Wellington. Today’s quake was 12km deep and 20km east of Seddon in Cook Strait. It was followed by a swarm of smaller quakes. More than 1500 people, mainly in the upper South Island and lower North Island, reported feeling the quake to GeoNet. At least one person reported it caused damage. ‘‘I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if this earthquake knocked items off shelves,’’ Dr Ristau said. It was also felt in Auckland, Hamilton, and Tauranga. At midday yesterday, Geonet had downgraded the chance of a 5-5.9 aftershock within 24 hours to 11 per cent. When GeoNet reworked its figures, it would increase the likelihood of a 5-5.9 aftershock, he said. –Stuff
Switzerland’s volatile geological forces awakened by drilling: Switzerland’s ambitious energy plans were recently disrupted by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake in St Gallen. The quake was caused by a geothermal drilling project, which has temporarily been halted pending further investigation. The Swiss Seismological Service measured a total of 400 seismic shocks following a failed bore hole test. Geothermal energy carries certain seismic risk, according to Swiss Seismological Service’s director Professor Stefan Wiemer: “We understand that most of the occurring seismic shocks are small. The big problem is to evaluate in such an environment the probability of a bigger, harmful quake. We can’t unfortunately completely exclude that.” Seismic activity due to Geothermal drilling has been frequently reported elsewhere in the world, as can be seen from cracks in the ground that appeared in the German town of Staufen. This seems to be one of the unavoidable disadvantages of obtaining renewable energy from the ground.
The trick is to drill deep enough and pump water at 140°C or higher that can be used for heating or power. Geothermal drilling in late 2006 and early 2007 near Basel caused a series of earthquakes, some greater than magnitude 3, leading to the scrapping of the project to build Switzerland’s first geothermal plant. Former mayor Erwin Knapek is the founder of a project in Munich. He believes all energy producing systems carry risks. “We certainly have to live with the risk of seismic shocks. Most of them will go unnoticed. And slightly bigger ones, so far, with magnitudes up to 3.4 or 3.6 haven’t caused any destruction. This is the risk we have to accept with each drilling,” Knapek said. According to experts, the potential for geothermal electricity production in Switzerland is very high. In 2011, the Swiss parliament voted to close the country’s nuclear reactors by 2034, forcing a search for alternatives. Geothermal research and testing is one of them. But the recent earthquake has raised new concerns about safety, costs and its feasibility. –Euro News

Volcano Watch: U.S. ranks high with number of active volcanoes

July 29, 2013 – ALASKA – When Mount St. Helens erupted explosively in 1980, most people were unaware that the U.S. ranks as one of the top countries in the world in the number of geologically young, active volcanoes. An updated review of the Nation’s active volcanism from 1980 through the end of 2012, however, shows that 107 eruptions occurred at 32 volcanoes (most of which are located in Alaska), and at least 41 episodes of unrest were observed at 13 volcanoes. So far in 2013, four new eruptions have occurred at volcanoes in Alaska (Cleveland, Pavlof, and Veniaminof) and the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (Pagan), and two eruptions are continuing in Hawai`i at Kilauea Volcano from Halema`uma`u Crater at the summit and the Pu`u `O`o vent 18 km (12 miles) to the east. Also in 2013, various signs of persistent unrest continue at two of the largest volcanoes in the U.S., Yellowstone and Long Valley calderas in Wyoming and California, respectively. The most explosive and harmful eruption in terms of lives lost and economic effects was that of Mount St. Helens. Large explosive eruptions also occurred at Pagan (1981–1985) and Anatahan (2003) in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and Spurr (1992), Augustine (1986, 2006), Kasatochi (2008), Okmok (1997, 2008), and Redoubt (1989, 2009) in Alaska. The most voluminous lava-producing eruption since 1980 is the ongoing Kilauea eruption (1983-present), which is not showing signs of winding down.
Eruption warnings and regular information updates in the United States are the responsibility of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) through the Volcano Hazards Program(VHP) and its five volcano observatories, along with Federal, State, and University partners. In the past 33 years, the capability of the USGS to issue warnings and updates has increased significantly for several key reasons: the astounding improvements in volcano-monitoring, computer, and information technology; a dramatically increased number of monitoring networks installed on volcanoes with the highest threat in the U.S., especially in Alaska; the experience and expertise gained by scientists in understanding volcanic processes and interpreting the early signs of potential volcanic activity; and the creation of coordinated communication and emergency-response plans for use during eruptions and escalating periods of unrest. This unprecedented capability stems from significant long-term investment by the Federal government to reduce volcanic risk in the nation after the eruption of Mount St. Helens, when funding of volcano monitoring and research increased tenfold. In 2005, the USGS characterized this expanded monitoring and warning capability as the U.S. National Volcano Warning System (NVEWS) and developed a framework for expanding the monitoring effort to include more volcanoes deemed a high threat to the nation but that are not sufficiently well-monitored to ensure detection of unrest and warnings well before any eruption might begin. –Big Island

Earthquakes contribute to global warming by releasing methane from ocean floor

July 29, 2013 – OCEAN – Earthquakes contribute to global warming by releasing the highly potent greenhouse gas, methane, from the ocean floor. A study conducted by Swiss and German scientists has uncovered a natural source of greenhouse gas emission – methane.  Researchers emphasize that climate scientists need to consider the amount of methane being released as earthquakes rip open ocean floors, in order to better understand the various sources of greenhouse gases. Researchers from the University of Bremen discovered that an underwater quake that occurred in Pakistan 70 years ago ripped opened the sea bed and released the potent greenhouse gas, ‘methane,’ into the atmosphere.  “We suggest there is a new source that they might want to consider in the future,” David Fischer, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bremen in Germany and the lead author of the study, was quoted in The New York Times. The researchers analyzed the sediment cores gathered in 2007 from two locations in the northern Arabian Sea. Referred to as the Makran Subduction zone, the plate boundary has triggered the most terrible and deadliest earthquakes like the one that occurred in 1945 in Pakistan. An 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan gave rise to a tsunami claiming around 4,000 lives, reports, LiveScience. It is well known that sea floors are an ideal location for the formation of methane as deep ocean waters and sea beds are cold and methane hydrates are stable under excess pressure and low temperatures. The pressure below the water depth of 350 meters is just right to stabilize the hydrates.
For the present study, the researchers analyzed sediments taken from locations where the cores indicated the presence of large amount of methane. On calculating the rate of methane in the cores they estimated that there had been a significant increase in the level of gas since the 1945 earthquake. The researchers calculated that over the past decade nearly 7.4 million cubic meters of methane has escaped to the surface. “Based on several indicators, we postulated that the earthquake led to a fracturing of the sediments, releasing the gas that had been trapped below the hydrates into the ocean,” Fischer said. Compared to carbon dioxide, methane is a more potent greenhouse gas. A recent study by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Erasmus University in the Netherlands states that the release of methane in the Arctic could increase the melting of sea ice and the resultant change in climate will cost the global economy up to $60 trillion in the coming decades. From several years scientists have suspected a strong association between earthquakes and underwater methane bursts but this the first study that confirms this association and has been documented in the journal Nature Geoscience. –Science World Report

Saudi man dies in kingdom from MERS coronavirus: Health Ministry

July 29, 2013 – SAUDI ARABIA – A Saudi man has died of the coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the Saudi Health Ministry said on Saturday, raising to 39 the number of deaths from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom where it first emerged last year. “The Ministry of Health has announced the death of one case, who had been previously announced to be infected with this virus in Asir, may Allah have mercy upon him,” the ministry said in a statement. An 83-year-old man from the same southern province was also confirmed to have contracted the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases inside the kingdom to 66, the ministry said. The World Health Organization said earlier this month that MERS, which can cause fever, coughing and pneumonia, had not yet reached pandemic potential and may simply die out. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims come to Saudi Arabia during Ramadan for umrah, a pilgrimage that can be carried out at any time of year. Millions are also expected to travel to Mecca for the main haj pilgrimage which falls in October this year, but the authorities have cut the number of visas this year, citing safety concerns over expansion work at the main mosque site. WHO experts said last month that countries at risk from MERS should put in place plans for handling mass gatherings but has stopped short of recommending restrictions on travel. –Reuters

Space telescope spots gigantic hole in the solar atmosphere

July 29, 2013 – SPACE – A space telescope aimed at the sun has spotted a gigantic hole in the solar atmosphere — a dark spot that covers nearly a quarter of our closest star, spewing solar material and gas into space. The so-called coronal hole over the sun’s north pole came into view between July 13 and 18 and was observed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO. NASA released a video of the sun hole as seen by the SOHO spacecraft, showing the region as a vast dark spot surrounded by solar activity. Coronal holes are darker, cooler regions of the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, containing little solar material. In these gaps, magnetic field lines whip out into the solar wind rather than looping back to the sun’s surface. Coronal holes can affect space weather, as they send solar particles streaming off the sun about three times faster than the slower wind unleashed elsewhere from the sun’s atmosphere, according to a description from NASA. “While it’s unclear what causes coronal holes, they correlate to areas on the sun where magnetic fields soar up and away, failing to loop back down to the surface, as they do elsewhere,” NASA’s Karen Fox at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., explained in an image description. These holes are not uncommon, but their frequency changes with the solar activity cycle. The sun is currently reaching its 11-year peak in activity, known as the solar maximum. Around the time of this peak, the sun’s poles switch their magnetism. The number of coronal holes typically decreases leading up to the switch. After the reversal, new coronal holes appear near the poles. Then as the sun approaches the solar minimum again, the holes creep closer to the equator, growing in both size and number, according to NASA. –Yahoo

 

 

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