Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Friday 17 April 2009
Strong winds lashed the Bangladesh coastline today as the disaster-prone south Asian country braced for a cyclone gaining strength in the Bay of Bengal.
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Tuesday 09 September 2008
The ancient market town of Morpeth in Northumberland was the worst hit by the weekend's torrential downpours. A month's rain fell on the area in a single day, causing the river Wansbeck to burst its banks and engulf the town in two feet of filthy water.
Tuesday 09 September 2008
It's getting wearisomely familiar, isn't it? Last summer's toll of sodden misery is with us again as people are flooded out of their homes from one end of the land to the other and, for the second year running, a famous medieval abbey is an island. You could be forgiven for thinking, is this really all just coincidence?
Wednesday 20 August 2008
Tropical Storm Fay continued its erratic path today, moving north along the Florida coast but not going out over the Atlantic Ocean, where many had feared it could strengthen and curve back toward the state as a hurricane.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Parts of the UK were on flood alert today as torrential downpours swept across the country.
Monday 04 August 2008
Three people were killed overnight when a small tornado charged through towns in northern France, destroying houses and spewing debris over the area, the local government said.
Tuesday 08 July 2008
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck off the coast of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa today, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.
Tuesday 24 June 2008
Friday 09 May 2008
Authorities in Burma have given approval for a US military aircraft carrying relief supplies to land in the country on Monday, the White House and a US military official said today.
Professor Edward Lorenz: Meteorologist whose work on weather prediction led to the discovery of chaos and the 'butterfly effect'
Saturday 26 April 2008
Edward Lorenz was a meteorologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) whose investigations into predictability of the atmosphere led to the discovery of chaos and "strange attractors", while also changing the way operational forecasts are made. Known for his passion for science, his kindness, and his gift for writing, Lorenz produced papers of clarity and beauty, illustrated with understanding and gentle humour.
Friday 28 March 2008
Thursday 13 March 2008
At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when 55,000 throats would normally have joined the traditional roar to acclaim the start of the first race, the sunlit lawns and terraces at Cheltenham stood deserted. A solitary jackdaw pecked at a worm near the winning post.
Sunday 09 March 2008
Don't be fooled by the "Denver" in his name. He's all Swede. Not unless you count Jonsson's feel for the more romantic tropes of American indie-folk. Yes, Neil Young is traceable in his voice and in some of his melodies, but really this is the fuzzy introspection of M Ward and his ilk: quiet choogling in the face of a stand-offish, underwhelming nature. Why should you bother, when there's such a lot of this stuff around? Well, the aforementioned tunes can be lovely, as can the arrangements (strings and all); and Jonsson's Swedish way with a meteorological/seasonal image is striking. "Stay pale and stay warm" indeed.
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