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El Niño: Big King Tides Hit California

The annual tidal pattern-referred to as "King Tides"-occurs when the sun, moon and Earth align and the Earth is closest to the sun during its yearly orbit, creating much higher-than-normal tides, reports KPCC ". Those could be on the horizon as a strong El Niño is expected to bring higher-than-average amounts of rain to Southern California. The objective of the California King Tides Project is to encourage people to safely view and photograph king tides as a way to envision the possible ...

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Astronomers Witness Supermassive Black Hole Swallowing A Star

Current theories suggest that when a black hole - an area of space-time so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape its gravitational influence - gobbles up an object, a fast-moving jet of plasma composed of elementary particles in a magnetic field can escape from near the black hole's event horizon.

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Something not to worry about, the Earth's magnetic field flipping

They analyzed pieces of cool lava from the equator and from the South Pole, dating as far as 5 million years in the past. He also adds, "What I can say is, if you keep a constant present-day decrease rate, it will take another 1,000 years for the field to drop to its long-term average, From there, the field intensity may go up again".

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL unlocked now available on AT&T starting

That alone makes it a big deal. Of greater importance for Microsoft are the opportunities that Windows 10 presents to its partners as they build new IoT solutions and connected devices that can be managed and secured in a consistent manner.

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Kanlaon volcano under alert level 1

At 6:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Alert Level 1 was hoisted by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) after recording a "steam explosion" from Kanlaon's summit crater at 9:55 p.m. The Phivolcs said Alert Level 1 status prevails over the volcano, and this means that it is at an abnormal condition and in a period of the current unrest.

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National Weather Service Issues King Tide Flood Advisory for Long Beach

The King Tide phenomenon is the result of a natural coastal rhythm. Strong winds coupled with extreme high tides known as "King Tides" created spectacular, high-crashing surf along the coast. A city spokesperson said there was no flooding in Mission Beach or in the Midway area, where another pump station turned on automatically. Times of the high tides vary elsewhere, according to distance from the Golden Gate, and occur about 50 minutes later in San Rafael, for example.