Bali Volcano Expected To Erupt Soon, Causing 50,000 People To Flee

By: Josh Davis/IFLScience There is mounting concern about an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Bali. Shallow rumbles from below the crust surrounding Mount Agung are stoking fears that it will soon blow its top, leading to the evacuation of 50,000 people from the surrounding countryside. The mountain has been groaning and growling since August, but a…

“Super Malaria” Is Spreading, And We Should Be Very Worried

By: Josh Davis/IFLScience  Fears are mounting about the spread of a new “superbug” strain of malaria. First identified in Cambodia, but since spreading to another four countries in the region, the strain of Plasmodium falciparum is resistant to drug artemisinin, often the first line of defense against malaria infection, researchers report in a letter to The Lancet Infectious Diseases….

Newly Developed HIV Treatment Can Fight 99 Percent Of All Strains

By: Josh Davis/IFLScience  In the continual struggle to effectively treat HIV, a disease that kills millions of people a year, researchers may have made an exciting breakthrough. In a new study, scientists report that they have developed a new type of antibody that could potentially treat, and even prevent HIV infection. One of the main reasons why HIV…

Newly Released Footage Shows The Moment The Soviet Union Tried To Create A New Lake By Detonating A Nuclear Bomb

By: Steve Potvin/IFL Science  Stunning footage from 1965 has appeared online showing the Soviet Union detonating an underground nuclear bomb in order to form a reservoir in Kazakhstan. The video shows an enormous dark mushroom cloud filling the sky, leaving behind a large crater. This crater then acts as a dam to the existing river, while a…

An Incredibly Powerful 7.1M Earthquake Just Struck Mexico City

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience  An incredibly powerful earthquake, registering as a 7.1M, has rocked Mexico City, a densely-packed metropolis containing nearly 20 million people, and its many suburbs and nearby towns. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), it was a deep-seated earthquake (51 kilometers/32 miles depth) that struck at 1:14 pm local time. The epicenter was 122 kilometers…

Thanks To Lobbying, It’s Illegal To Power Your Home With Solar Panels In Florida

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  It may have ravaged much of the Caribbean, but Hurricane Irma weakened mercifully quickly as it passed over Florida. That’s not to say that it didn’t cause significant infrastructural damage, of course, and soon after the storm had passed, 40 percent of Florida lacked electricity, something that ended up killing several people who relied on it….

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