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November 12, 2013

 

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Fracking Quakes

Scientists link fracking to the surge in earthquakes across the U.S.

April 3, 2013

 

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Mars May Have Tectonic Plates

For years scientists thought only two planets in our solar system had tectonic plates. But, now, it looks like Mars is joining the club.

February 5, 2013

 

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Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

September 10, 2012

 

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How Do Scientists Predict When And Where A Volcano Will Erupt?

There are a few well known warning signs, such as earthquakes in the vicinity of a known volcano. And, of course, smoke rising from a volcano.

September 14, 2011

 

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Could An Earthquake Separate California From The Rest Of The US?

Some believe a large earthquake is going to send California careening into the Pacific. But is any of this based on scientific fact?

August 23, 2011

 

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The Most Powerful Earthquakes… Ever!

Earthquakes are measured using the Richter Scale, which gives scientists an idea of the size of the seismic wave or ground shaking that happens.

September 1, 2010

 

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How To Avoid A Mudslide

Mudslides may seem like total muddy chaos, but what is the cause?

June 9, 2010

 

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How The Earthquake In Chile Shortened Our Days

You may have heard that the earthquake in Chile caused our days to become a little shorter. How is this possible?

March 3, 2010

 

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How Seismic Waves Determine The Speed And Direction Of Earthquakes

Scientists are learning how to predict the direction of seismic waves

November 26, 2009

 

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X-Raying The Earth

Scientists are learning how to look at the inside of earth using earthquakes.

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