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motherboard

Scenes of Destruction as 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Alaska

A massive earthquake on Friday has triggered a tsunami warning for parts of southern Alaska.
Sarah Emerson
11.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

US Government: Don't Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii's Volcano, You Idiots

It looks like we have another Tide Pod situation on our hands.
Drew Schwartz
5.29.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Blue Flames Erupting from the Ground Are the Latest Addition to Hawaii's Hellscape

And if they come in contact with lava, they can trigger massive explosions.
Drew Schwartz
5.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Footage from Hawaii's Volcano Eruption Is Unreal

Lava and vapor spewed from cracks in the roads near the Kilauea volcano after it blew on Thursday.
Drew Schwartz
5.4.18
Government Misinformation

'Yikes, This Is Bad Press': Internal Emails Show Federal Employees Asking Why a Climate Scientist's Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg Was Canceled

New unpublished documents from the US Geological Survey reveal the agency had no role in squashed meeting between its climate scientist at the Facebook CEO.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.17
aftershocks

Scientists Say Fracking Regulations Probably Helped Reduce Manmade Earthquakes

Turns out regulating the industry is actually a pretty good idea.
Knvul Sheikh
3.2.17
doom

Watch a Freaking Lava Waterfall Spew Forth From the Bowels of Hell

The lava flow is threatening to send an entire Hawaiian sea cliff careening into the ocean.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.2.17
Art

Artist Duo Projects Videos on the Banks of the LA River

Under LA by Peggy Weil and Refik Anadol is a series of geological projections shown on the LA River as part of CURRENT: LA WATER, a new public art biennial.
Andrew Nunes
8.8.16
After the Big One

​How to Think About the Biggest Earthquake Ever

How science fiction can help you survive an earthquake.
Brian Merchant
3.3.16
Space

The Small Agency Trying to Prevent Catastrophic Solar Storms

FOIA'ed documents reveal the US Geological Survey fighting for a budget increase.
Rachel Pick
11.23.15
Twitter

The US Geological Survey Is Using Twitter to Monitor Earthquakes

The impulse to constantly share your thoughts with others is helping the USGS keep up with seismic activity.
Rachel Pick
10.7.15
Film

We Asked a Seismologist How Fucked California Would Be in a 'San Andreas'–Style Earthquake

What can a Dwayne Johnson movie teach California about disaster preparedness?
Mike Pearl
5.27.15
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