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01.16.2019
On September 28th, the city of Palu in Indonesia was struck by a violent tsunami that claimed thousands of victims. An international team of scientists was dispatched on-site to better understand the...
03.02.2018
If disaster is unpredictable, so too is the way that people may react to it. The different psychological factors that make individuals tick has inspired computer scientists to model how people really...
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08.26.2016
On August 24 at 03:36 local time, an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck in the central Apennine region of Italy, the scene of many previous earthquakes, particularly in 1997 and 2009. As the toll...
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07.20.2016
By analyzing microscopic defects in the mineral that makes up 60% of the Earth’s mantle, researchers have uncovered what makes this solid rock flow.
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04.15.2016
First detected fifteen years ago, slow slip events have now been observed in many parts of the world, opening up a new window into the processes at work in seismic faults. With magnitudes of up to 7....