Great photos of Earth from world’s smallest satellites CNN
New Horizons survives encounter with Pluto
While scanning the seabed more than 150 miles off the coast of Sydney, scientists were stunned to find a cluster of volcanoes sitting three miles beneath the ocean's surface. In all there were four extinct volcanoes, the largest nearly a mile wide and rising some 2,000ft above the sea floor.
Antipodean ancient undersea volcanoes
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made a partial back down from yesterday’s solar investment announcement, saying today that he would be supportive of using the sun’s energy, as long as it involved mining it. “It’s a big untapped resource just sitting there,” Mr Abbott said. “If we mined it sustainably, reserves could last for 80-100 years”.
Solar compromise: Ba(ir)d Abbott to allow mining on the Sun and Pluto
The Shenhua coal mine approval has been looked at extensively by scientists and evidence shows there will be no impact on water quality, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says.
Farmers on the Liverpool Plains in northern NSW are vowing to launch legal action and resort to civil disobedience to stop the Chinese coal mining company being granted a mining licence.
The open cut mine — approved last week under strict conditions — is forecast to produce up to 10 million tonnes of coal per year over 30 years, but farmers claim the project will leave a 35-square-kilometre hole in some of the most fertile agricultural land in the country.
Ba(ir)d no impacts of Shenhua coal mine on water
The NSW Premier, Mike Baird, has joined with NSW Mining CEO and his own former chief of staff, Stephen Galilee, in the old game of exaggerating the importance of mining to the NSW economy. Bad plays the coal mining exaggeration game
Conspiracists Concur: Climate Change Is a Colossal Cover-Up MIT Technology Review
The Earth erupts! Spectacular pictures show THREE volcanoes ablaze in Mexico, Chile and Indonesia while a fourth rumbles away
Scientists discover new kind of particle: the pentaquark Agence France-Presse