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Hundreds of thousands evacuated! “Historic” rain (two months rainfall in just one morning) hit parts of Japan
Evacuation orders were issued Thursday for 183,000 people in and around the city of Kyoto and 1.2 million more were advised to leave as of Friday morning amid an escalating risk of mudslides following heavy rain in western Japan.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the rainfall was “historic” and warned more rain was set to batter already saturated parts of the nation through Sunday.
By Friday morning, one part of the main island of Honshu had been hit with twice the total amount of rain for a normal July.
The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of landslides and rising river levels as the heavy rain may continue through Sunday in the Kinki region including Kyoto, Hyogo and Osaka prefectures, part of which is still reeling from a deadly quake in June.
At a construction site in Inagawa, Hyogo Prefecture, a worker died after being washed away in a drainage pipe with two others.
He is believed to be a 59-year-old man from Wakayama city….
Super Typhoon “Maria” heading toward Okinawa and Shanghai
Typhoon “Maria” reached Super Typhoon status late July 5, 2018, after a period of rapid intensification just west of Guam. Maria thus became the first Category 5 Super Typhoon of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. The system is forecast to hit Okinawa with Category 4 hurricane equivalent force around 06:00 UTC on July 10 and then head toward Shanghai, China.
At 06:00 UTC on July 6, the center of Super Typhoon “Maria” was located approximately 470 km (292 miles) NW of Andersen AFB, Guam and was tracking NW at 11 km/h (7 mph), according to the JTWC.
The animated multispectral satellite imagery shows that Maria has maintained an excellent cloud structure with a tightly defined 13 km (8 miles) wide eye feature over the past 6 hours….
This speedy genetic tool might soon let scientists create new genes ‘overnight’
Two graduate students developed a method for synthesizing DNA that could make it much faster, cheaper and easier for biologists to create synthetic DNA sequences.
Right now, if you want to create a new gene — maybe to make a tomato plant more bug resistant or to add a modification to your army of supersoldier goats — the process is slow and expensive. Bases, the building blocks of genetic code, get added one at a time to a growing strand of DNA. The process sometimes fails, and it always runs out of juice once a sequence reaches just 200 bases (a very short patch of code in genetic terms), according to a statement from the researchers.
Want to go longer? Better to write lots of different bits of genetic code and then stitch them all together, even knowing how likely that is to fail. The new method, which the students published Monday (June 18) in the journal Nature Biotechnology, could eliminate many of those problems. [Genetics by the Numbers: 10 Tantalizing Tales]….
Like a river of blood: Chinese residents are shocked to see their local waterway has turned BRIGHT RED
Residents in a city in south-west China have been left stunned after their local river, the Xiangbi River, mysteriously turned blood red. The residents filmed the unusual scene which shows bright-hued water flowing as far as the eye could see.
Local officials later claimed the phenomenon had been caused by paint leaked from a packaging factory.…
Mystery of Alexandria’s largest coffin: Archaeologists unearth 8.6-foot-long sarcophagus buried in Egypt 2,000 years ago beside a massive stone head
- Experts say black granite sarcophagus found in Alexandria measures 8.6 ft long
- It was buried 5m deep during Ptolemaic period, which lasted from 332-30 BCE
- Archaeologists also found alabaster head, likely representing the tomb’s owner….
All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present