A LANDSLIDE sent sent rocks crashing to earth and caused terrified tourists to flee on the island of Zante. As tourists on the island's Navagio beach are injured following the landslide, we take a look at what causes them and which areas are most affected. What is a landslide? A landslide is defined as the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope. Geologists sometimes describe landslides as one type of mass wasting - any downward movement in which the Earth's surface is worn away and also include rockfalls. The term landslide encompasses five modes of slope movement - falls, topples, slides, spreads, and flows. These are further subdivided by the type of material - bedrock, debris, or earth. Debris flows, also commonly referred to as mudflows or mudslides, and rock falls are examples of common landslide types. What causes them? Landslides can be triggered by a number of factors including earthquakes, volcanic activity, changes in groundwater, a … [Read more...] about What is a landslide, what causes them and which countries are prone to rockfalls and landslips?
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By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Updated 1:19 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 It might be a stereotype, but it's a true one: Californians love their avocados. And San Francisco's SoMa StrEat Food wants to serve it up to them this Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. The outdoor food truck park periodically hosts special events — there was the Ube Festival recently and a 420 celebration, among others — but this weekend's event, as they write, will have attendees "feeling like a guac star." RELATED: California start-up can make avocados last twice as long before going bad The menu for the day includes avocado-centric dishes from 17 food truck chefs: Avocado Ramen "Toast" from Sip N' Slurp; tempura-fried avocado from Jackrabbit; rolled "Bravocado" ice cream from Icicles; panko-crusted avocado fries from Nombe. "Savor this super fruit in all its glory: sliced, mashed, scooped, and atop any (and all) of your f-avo-rite dishes," the pun-filled event description reads. … [Read more...] about Thousands have said they want to attend Avocado Con in SF. What is this thing?
A NEW campaign has been launched aimed at encouraging us to take a break from social media for the sake of our mental health. Scroll Free September wants us to think about the negative impact excessive use of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and other social media platforms can have on our lives. What is Scroll Free September? The initiative is being run by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and is being backed by the NHS and MPs. It follows in the footsteps of Dry January, aimed at cutting booze consumption, and the quit smoking drive Stoptober. Scroll Free September has five levels of commitment to cutting down social media use from cold turkey to just putting the phone down while you’re at work. The RSPH says by going scroll for a month you can get a chance to reflect on what you missed, what you didn’t and what you can do instead of spending time on social media. It says that will “help you build a healthier, more balanced relationship with social … [Read more...] about What is Scroll Free September, why are people giving up social media and what levels of the challenge are there?
Now Playing: Watch this: What is an 8K TV and should I buy one? (The 3:59, Ep.... 4:30 On this podcast, we talk about: The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don't forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. What is an 8K TV and should I buy one? (The 3:59, Ep. 451) Your browser does not support the audio element. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher … [Read more...] about What is an 8K TV and should I buy one? (The 3:59, Ep. 451)
UNLESS you've been living under a rock, you'll know that multiplayer shoot-em-up Fortnite has taken the world by storm. As an added incentive to play, its manufacturers Epic Games offer players a wide array of outfits, weaponry and emotes to keep their avatar looking fresh. Here's the latest... What is in the Fortnite item shop for today? Today the shop is positively awash with Legendary items. The Ravage set complete with the skin for 2,000 V-Bucks, the Rare Iron Beak harvest toll for 800 V-Bucks and the Rare Dark Feathers skydiving trail. But that's not all! The epic Intensity emote is also available (V800). Rounding out today's offerings are the Rare Half Shell glider (V800), while the Rare Brawler and Munitions Expert skins are worth 1,200 V-Bucks each. What is the Fortnite items shop and what's in it? The item shop is an online store where players can purchase cosmetic objects to use in-game. It includes outfits, gliders, harvesting tools and weapons priced according to the … [Read more...] about What is in the Fortnite item shop for today? New Ravage skin, along with pickaxes, emotes and more in store for purchase