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Aerial imagery of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, (J.D. Griggs - U.S. Geological Survey) 0

Alert: USGS says, ‘Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa Activity Growing’

Alert: USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa is Growing in Activity Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) have elevated the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa from NORMAL to ADVISORY, on a color scale this essentially means moving from GREEN to YELLOW. The change indicates that the volcano is showing signs of unrest that are above known background levels, but it does not mean that a Mauna Loa eruption is imminent or certain, according to the USGS. According to the USGS website, “HVO’s seismic stations have recorded elevated rates of shallow, small-magnitude earthquakes beneath the summit, upper...

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Please, No Buzzing in the War Room!

The War Room from Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” Please, No Buzzing in the War Room! During the Cold War, one of the most crucial elements of survival was not food or water or even a deep enough bomb shelter; it was communication. As many know by now, ARPANET, the grandfather of the internet, was created by the Department of Defense to provide a backup system of networks in the event the unthinkable had happened. Well, the Cold War has ended, and the unthinkable is, well, not thought...