Category Archives: Geology

What If? Rejects #5.1: Balancing Act

Previous post in this series: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream. Q: If global warming puts us in danger through temperature rise, and super-volcanos put us into danger of global cooling, shouldn’t those two dangers balance each other … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #4.1: Volcanoes

Well, it’s been a while, but it’s finally got time, I got back to my What If? Rejects series, were I answer the questions that Randall Munroe declined to answer in his book, What If? Previous post in this series: … Continue reading

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Italian scientists found guilty of manslaughter for failing to predict deadly earthquake

Today, an Italian court convicted six seismologists and one government official of manslaughter for failing to predict a magnitude-6.3 earthquake that struck the city of L’Aquila on April 6, 2009, killing 309 people. They have been sentenced to six years … Continue reading

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