This weeks saw earthquakes in Indonesia, western Canada and Nevada, as well as aftershocks from Chile’s M8.3 earthquake – and a theory that large, deep tremors are seasonal.
Archives for September 2015
The weather is wild in one ocean and tame in another. Let’s check out the damage in Taiwan, relive an epic celestial performance, and see what the Pope said this week.
Sunday night the moon will come as close to the earth as it ever gets to announce the harvest, go into eclipse, prove the earth is round, and drag the tides up higher than ever. And you can see most of it from your backyard.
Waves are caused by wind. But their height depends on speed, duration, and trajectory of the moving air. When waves break on a shoreline, surfers, swimmers, and coastal homeowners take an interest.
What causes sneezes and serial sneezes? Can you stop a sneeze – and should you? Learn all about the science of sternutation and what it means to you.
This week’s earthquake digest is, inevitably, dominated by the 8.3 tremor off the coast of Chile, the largest so far this year. But there were earthquakes in the mid-Atlantic and in California as well.
When is equal night not equal? And what will be the total cost of global warming?
The ocean and atmosphere are hot and getting hotter. How hot? How much hotter? August set records for almost every category.
Thunderstorms in Utah were responsible for at least 16 deaths this week due to flash flooding. What is the science behind a flash flood and how does it happen?
This week, we consider earthquakes in Indonesia, Mexico and Nevada – all of the tremors slightly unusual.