This 2 years old Indonesian kid smokes around 40 cigarettes a day? Isn’t that disgusting enough for even old people to quit smoking themselves? The whole world got stunned when the news started roaming around the globe to watch this poor kid smoking, but the more shocking of that story is the position of his parents, the mother says “he’s totally addicted, and if he doesn’t Continue reading
Chilean Quake Likely Shifted Earth’s Axis, NASA Scientist Says
[By Alex Morales]
March 01, 2010, 2:28 PM EST
March 1 (Bloomberg) — The earthquake that killed more than 700 people in Chile on Feb. 27 probably shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened the day, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist said.
Earthquakes can involve shifting hundreds of kilometers of rock by several meters, changing the distribution of mass on the planet. This affects the Earth’s rotation, said Richard Gross, a geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, who uses a computer model to calculate the effects.