Seth Stein: The quake killer

Seth Stein: The quake killer

Published online 9 November 2011 | Nature479, 166-170 (2011) | doi:10.1038/479166a News Feature The US government says that a huge earthquake risk lurks in the heart of the country, where a series of large shocks hit 200 years ago. Seth Stein says that kind of warning is dead wrong. Richard Monastersky Seth Stein argues that […]

The next supercontinent: Four ways Earth could reshape itself

The next supercontinent: Four ways Earth could reshape itself

Image Credit:Brett Ryder By Stephen Battersby ASIA is torn in two. The Atlantic and Pacific oceans are swallowed. Where once there were beaches, great mountain ranges judder into the skies, fusing together a scatter of separate land masses into one mighty new supercontinent. Call it… Aurica. That’s what João Duarte calls it, anyway. A geoscientist […]

Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on return visit – CNET

Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on return visit – CNET

A rendering of Asteroid 2012 TC4. NASA/JPL-Caltech The house-sized asteroid that just passed by Earth, almost as close as many satellites in orbit, will be back — and a future visit might lead to it taking up permanent residency here. On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, Asteroid 2012 TC4 safely passed by our planet at an altitude […]

Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

The scandal deluging Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has deepened after US actress Rose McGowan publicly accused him of raping her. In a series of tweets, McGowan also accused Amazon Studio chief Roy Price of having ignored her when she made the allegation earlier. Amazon has put Price – himself accused on Thursday of sexually harassing […]

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