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.
Nude tourists accused of causing deadly Malaysian quake
June 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A word of advice to future climbers of Mount Kinabalu: Please keep your pants on.