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'47 Percent' Of U.S. Jobs Are At Risk Because Of Advancing Technologies

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Somewhere out there, a robot is scheming to take my job. About a year ago, a breaking news story about a Los Angeles earthquake was fully written by a robot. Gathering data it received from the U.S. Geological Survey, an algorithm wrote...Show More Summary

Beneath the Surface

The changes seemed minor until the calculators emerged and people peeked beneath the surface and discovered that the organization's power structure had just suffered an earthquake and that the group which benefited the most was the one...Show More Summary

Big Oil Pressured Oklahoma Scientists to Keep Quiet on Fracking-Quake Link

Oklahoma scientists have known about a link between fracking and the state’s surge in earthquakes for years, but kept it quiet because of pressure from the oil industry.

Tsunami debris: Log on Santa Cruz beach believed to be from Japan

A 20-foot-log found on a Santa Cruz beach last weekend is believed to have originated from Japan and drifted across the Pacific after the deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Help Haiti

Like many of you, I’ve been wondering how best to help the Haiti earthquake victims. The following list (thanks Bro!) makes it easy… Disaster relief organizations are mobilizing to aid Haiti – and are asking for help. Funds are needed to provide enough safe water, temporary shelter and vital medical supplies. UNICEF and Save the […]

The Scottish Uprising

It could well be the most significant political earthquake in British politics in a century.

Oklahoma scientists pressured to downplay link between earthquakes and fracking

Oil company execs and university bigwigs leaned on the Oklahoma Geological Survey so it wouldn’t blame quakes on fracking techniques.

Bookshots: 'The Age of Earthquakes' by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A guide to the extreme present. The internet in book form. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Age of Earthquakes Who Wrote It? An artist you might be familiar with and...Show More Summary

Oklahoma knew fracking caused earthquakes but stayed quiet to appease energy industry

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma has suspected for years that fracking caused earthquakes, but they stayed quiet about the connection under pressure from the oil industry. The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) finally admitted a possible link in more than a year ago between oil and gas extraction and the recent outbreak of...

Science has determined that fracking causes earthquakes — now it's trying to figure out what to do next

Researchers are pretty sure at this point that the increase in earthquakes in the middle of the US in recent years have been caused by fracking. The USGS put out a news release in February that starts with this: Large areas of the United...Show More Summary

A new level of earthquake understanding: Surprise findings from San Andreas Fault rock sample

Researchers studied quartz from the San Andreas Fault at the microscopic scale, the scale at which earthquake-triggering stresses originate. The results could one day lead to a better understanding of earthquakes.

Can Japan Recover?

Days before the March 11 earthquake, Watanabe-san, a fisherman from Namie-machi in Fukushima, realized something extraordinary was happening out in the Pacific Ocean. "There was a small tsunami exactly a week before the earthquake,"Show More Summary

Can Japan Recover?

"We were very fortunate that there wasn't much damage," Elizabeth Andoh says as she walks me through her small Tokyo apartment, pointing out the traces left behind by the March 11 earthquake—a tiny crack near the ceiling, a floating shelf adrift and knocked off its anchor. Show More Summary

New York Times 'Expose': Secretary Clinton Only Used Private Email

Much like the recent Washington Post "expose" that proved the Clinton Foundation once improperly took a contribution from Algeria for Haitian earthquake relief, today's New York Times story about Hillary Clinton's email account lacks a certain... Show More Summary

'The Age of Earthquakes' looks back instead of forward

I’m of two minds about “The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present” (Blue Rider: unpaged, $15 paper). On the one hand, this collaboration between writers Douglas Coupland and Shumon Basar and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist aspires to be a hip,...

Small quake south of Kingman

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake struck at 5:17 pm on Sunday, about 21 miles SSE of Kingman. [Right, orange star marks epicenter. Credit, USGS]

13 times nature had absolutely no chill

Simmer down, nature — we all know you're the boss. You cause blizzards, earthquakes and wildfires But nature, sometimes you just need to take a chill pill See also: Force of nature: Behold the mighty microburst Send out some rainbows once in a while, give us some sunshine. Show More Summary

House of Cards Season 3, Episode 5 Recap: All Good People Come to an End

Happy Fourth of July! Let’s break down Frank’s AmWorks plan: He’s going to get the mayor of D.C., Barney Hull, to declare a state of emergency in Washington. Is this because of that one time the District experienced an earthquake? Nope, it’s for unemployment. (You may be thinking, But unemployment... More »

Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

By Toby Sterling WESTERWIJTWERD, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are sounding the alarm for a new threat: earthquakes linked to Europe's largest natural gas field. Show More Summary

Plans Uncertain for Berkeley Art Museum's Brutalist Building — Design News

In December, Berkeley Art Museum vacated its famous Mario Ciampi-designed Brutalist building. The structure had failed several attempts to meet California's earthquake codes. The school hopes to further renovate to meet seismic standards, including closing in the galleries and atrium. READ MORE »

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