Being so interconnected is exhausting, says professional consultant Carson Tate. We have to resist the tendency to treat our overwhelming schedules like badges of honor. We have to learn to say "no."
Most voters value honesty when they head to the polls, but politicians know that being too honest could be counterproductive.
There's no reason why humanity can't re-establish its moon presence while also keeping an eye on the red planet.
When we have smaller portions, we tend to savor the food more, eating more slowly, making the dish and the experience just as satisfying.
If children are given healthy options on restaurant menus, they'll pick healthy options. What's more, revenue won't suffer, according to a recent study, it went up.
Some beggars in India have chosen to take issues into their own hands and have started the first bank in their country run by beggars for beggars.
No more pens wiggling across a piece of paper when an earthquake hits. These days, scientists are using “4-D seismology” to create a dynamic record of our volatile planet.
How the “chaotic” process of plate tectonics works, and why scientists are getting better at predicting major shakeups.
From Haiti to Chile, China to California, earthquakes have dominated recent news. Is this a pattern or a fluke? And where might the next one hit?
The chances of “The Big One” hitting California in the next few decades is near 100%. The only questions are—how big, and when?
For both citizens and government, diligent preparations can make the difference between “ho-hum” and disaster.
Both countries were struck by massive earthquakes, yet the scale of tragedy in Haiti was far worse. What happened in each case, and what lessons can be learned from the comparison?
No, earthquakes aren’t caused by global warming. But popular confusion about them provides a rare opportunity for science to conduct meaningful conversations with the public.
Arthur Lerner-Lam has been through quakes, but never big ones. He wonders whether the “visceral feel” of a major shakeup should be a required part of every seismologist’s training.