A major earthquake has occurred off Vancouver Island – but is this associated with the potentially devastating Cascadia subduction zone?
Archives for April 2014
An Easter Sunday earthquake off Easter Island was among many tremors this week – with most quakes in the Western Pacific.
Air pollution in China, a continuation of the unusual warmth in Europe, a single tropical system, and some actual signs of spring in the United States are prominent in this week’s weather. Plus: Defining Tropical Storm Terms
A new study suggests parents use physical punishment more frequently than they admit, and hit in anger – but kids don’t stop misbehaving despite the swats.
If movies portray all African American police officers as either corrupt or incompetent, how does that affect society – and the men and women in uniform?
Intimate partner violence often relates to power struggles. Research shows that in India, women are vulnerable when uneducated – but more likely to suffer abuse if employed.
How did astronomers find Kepler-186f, an Earth-sized planet in the fabled ‘habitable zone’ – where liquid water can exist?
There’s a new Ebola virus strain circulating in Africa – and the outbreak is dangerous. There’s no vaccine, no treatment, and Ebola transmits easily.
Good Friday 2014 saw a major earthquake strike in Mexico’s Guerrero province. The tremor was the largest to occur in the so-called ‘seismic gap’ for over a century.
How does the location of Earth affect our planet’s chemistry – and the interaction of the molecules necessary for life on our world?