A mysterious seismic wave washed over the planet, and now we think we know what it was
March 22, 2019, 2:27 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists say a massive volcanic event may be the cause.
Mexico's World Cup goal didn't just stun Germany; it caused an earthquake
June 18, 2018, 11:55 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Soccer celebrations in Mexico City set seismic detectors squiggling.
The science behind California's earthquake swarms
January 3, 2017, 11:47 a.m. by Eli MacKinnon, Life's Little Mysteries
More than 250 earthquakes have struck the state's Southern border since New Year's Eve, and it's not the first time this has happened.
Mysterious 'earthquake lights' captured over New Zealand
November 15, 2016, 2:58 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Unexplained natural phenomena, which is regularly observed in the aftermath of quakes, occurred during last week's 7.8 magnitude tembler.
Tabletop planter from Japan doubles as emergency earthquake helmet
May 12, 2016, 3:25 p.m. by Matt Hickman
It helps to be near your houseplants when disaster strikes.
Earthquake-proof bed looks more terrifying than the Big One itself
December 21, 2015, 1:41 p.m. by Matt Hickman
But hey, at least your being devoured by a mattress and not the Earth?
Stepping inside the nuclear red zones of Fukushima
October 1, 2015, 6:30 a.m. by Catie Leary
An eye-opening photo essay documents the haunting towns that were forcibly abandoned following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Why these gravity-defying rocks don't fall
August 10, 2015, 10:40 a.m. by Elizabeth Goldbaum, LiveScience
The delicately balanced rocks are able to remain standing even during earthquakes.
Mega-quake: The 'big one' could happen soon, but probably not where you think
July 24, 2015, 3:32 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The Pacific Northwest might be where the next huge tremors happen, say seismologists.
Humanitarian architect to reuse Nepal's earthquake rubble
July 22, 2015, 6 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Leave it to Shigeru Ban to breathe ingenious new life into the painfully abundant remains of a major catastrophe.
Squirrels rely on birds to let them know when it's safe to go out
8 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive
Why a beluga's squishy head is so special
Scientists discover 'monster' black hole that 'should not even exist'
Radar uncovers another Viking ship in Norway
These birds prove you don't need a big brain for a complex social life