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Little understood galactic and sub-sea activities continue to pose threats to millions around the world. On Oct. 8, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeast of the capital of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was located 137 miles east-northeast of Nuku'Alofa at a depth of 12.2 miles, the survey said.

October 11th, 2011 • 9:40 AM

In an interview today in her Cape Town office, South African Science and Technology Minister, Naledi Pandor, a member of the Executive Committee of the ruling African National Congress, a former Parliamentarian and Minister of Education, summarized the responsibilities that her Ministry has for space, and a broad range of technology areas.

October 7th, 2011 • 9:53 AM

President Obama is guilty of criminal negligence when it comes to protecting Americans from, and helping them recover from, disasters.

September 8th, 2011 • 12:58 AM

A deadly storm, Typhoon Talas, passed through Japan's western coast September 3 and 4, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Available reports indicate that at least 20 were dead and another 50 missing. Prior to Talas' arrival, evacuation orders and advisories were issued to 460,000 people in western and central Japan.

September 5th, 2011 • 7:57 AM

Speaking at the conference of the International Astronautical Federation in Cape Town, South Africa, Vladimir Popovkin, the head of the Russian Roskosmos Space Agency, said that an inspection of rockets similar to the one that caused the crash of the Progress cargo ship recently had found no production faults. This opens the way for renewed launches to the station.

October 10th, 2011 • 9:22 AM

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, headed by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), cancelled all funding in FY2012 for the Webb Space Telescope in July. But a Senate subcommittee headed by Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, where the bulk of the work on the Webb Telescope takes place, is trying to provide $530 million for the Webb, which is named after John F.

In his weather report included in the Sept. 7 "While You Were Sleeping," LPAC-TV's Peter Martinson reported on a significant increase of Atlantic hurricanes and Ring of Fire earthquakes over recent weeks.

September 9th, 2011 • 9:54 AM

Even while communities along the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. have not yet recovered from the damage wreaked by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee is adding more injury.

September 8th, 2011 • 12:52 AM