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How earthquake safety measures could have saved thousands of lives in Nepal
How earthquake safety measures could have saved thousands of lives in Nepal

Earthquake engineers often say earthquakes don't kill people, collapsing buildings do. The tragic loss of life that followed the ...

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New significant threat in Nepal for the next months
New significant threat in Nepal for the next months

  Map of landslide and landslide dam hazard potential. Credit: Marin Clark, Nathan Niemi and Sean Gallen The threat of landslides a...

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How cracking explains underwater volcanoes and the Hawaiian bend
How cracking explains underwater volcanoes and the Hawaiian bend

The discovery helps explain the spectacular bend in the famous underwater range, the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain, where the botto...

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Why the Nepalese quake was so destructive
Why the Nepalese quake was so destructive

The earthquake, which wreaked havoc in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on Saturday about noon local time, was the strongest quake in th...

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Why it is so hard to predict where and when earthquakes will strike
Why it is so hard to predict where and when earthquakes will strike

Can earthquakes ever be predicted? This question is timely after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal recently. If authorit...

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Alternate theory of inhabitation of North America disproven
Alternate theory of inhabitation of North America disproven

Map of Bering Sea. The Bering Strait is a comparatively shallow area between Alaska and Siberia. The most widely accepted theory...

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Bizarre Newly Discovered 'platypus' dinosaur: Vegetarian relative of T. rex
Bizarre Newly Discovered 'platypus' dinosaur: Vegetarian relative of T. rex

Bizarre: Palaeontologists are referring to Chilesaurus diegosuarezi as a 'platypus' dinosaur because of its bizarre combination o...

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Did Kathmandu shift? Questions and Answers
Did Kathmandu shift? Questions and Answers

The tremor which struck Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 3,500 people, may have caused a land area around the capital Kathmandu t...

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Possibility of bringing mammoths back
Possibility of bringing mammoths back

Lyuba, a mummified woolly mammoth calf, at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago An international team of researchers has seq...

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Mongolia fined $100M for expropriating uranium mine
Mongolia fined $100M for expropriating uranium mine

An international arbitration tribunal has ordered Mongolia to fork over $100 million for expropriating the Dornod uranium project fro...

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Geothermal energy, aluto volcano, and Ethiopia's rift valley
Geothermal energy, aluto volcano, and Ethiopia's rift valley

Conceptual model summarizing the evolution of the major structures on Aluto volcano and their controls on surface volcanism, geothermal ...

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Continental U. S: Map shows content and origins of the geologic basement
Continental U. S: Map shows content and origins of the geologic basement

This is a map showing basement domains according to generalized original crust types. map showing the many different pieces of ...

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