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Fall Arrives With Autumnal Equinox, But Sunrise And Sunset Don’t Equal Perfect Half-Days

Fall is officially here, as Monday, September 22nd marks the Autumnal Equinox, even if the Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes aka #PSL began arriving way back in August.

09/22/2014

People look at the destruction after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Cabo San Lucas, in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, on September 15, 2014. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Hurricane Odile Slams Into Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula Near Cabo San Lucas

Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula overnight, damaging homes and tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday.

09/15/2014

PLOS One Journal:
The GPS unit with its battery pack is inserted into a cavity bored into the top of the rock. The GPS continuously logs its position after a switch is triggered by the stone moving away from a magnet set in the playa. The surface of the playa is frozen in this image, but the ice had melted or was floating when the trail formed. (Image by Mike Hartmann.
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Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley’s ‘Sailing Rocks’ Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of Curling

Using GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic “curling.”

08/29/2014

A general view of the Malibu ocean and beach atmosphere during huge swells generated by hurricane Marie Reach on August 27, 2014 in Malibu, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Waves From Hurricane Marie Heading To Bay Area, But Not The Monsters Than Clobbered Southern California

The monster waves battering Southern California generated by Hurricane Marie were forecast to move into Northern California over the weekend and Monday, generating increased wave heights, but likely not the 15-foot breakers that damaged homes and piers.

08/28/2014

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StarDate 8/13/2014: Scanning The ‘Barcode’ Of The Sun

Until the middle of the 19th century, the stars were little more than mysterious points of light. Astronomers could plot a star’s position in the sky, or record changes in its brightness, but that was about all

08/13/2014

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Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Peaks Tuesday, 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted In Perseid Shower

If you thought July 4th’s fireworks were exciting, wait until you see a ball of fire explode overhead in the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, set to peak Tuesday night with 100 shooting stars each hour, and continue for several days afterward.

08/11/2014

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Weather Service Issues Lightning, Fire Warning For Bay Area Monday

Lightning could pay a return visit to Northern California Monday evening, adding wildfire concerns in this drought year.

08/10/2014

Sea Temperatures

Chances For A Wet El Niño Are Dwindling, Scientists Say

The latest long-term forecast shows a dwindling chance of an El Niño weather system developing for the Pacific, which means that hopes for California getting out of this drought are drying up too.

08/08/2014

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Tropical Storm Iselle Makes Landfall On Hawaii With Hurricane Julio Behind

The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore in the overnight hours Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened.

08/08/2014

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