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CS Interviews: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Discuss Fireball

CS Interviews: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Discuss Fireball The fascinating new documentary Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds is now streaming on Apple TV and was able to sit down and talk with the film’s directors, Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, who discussed what it was like to travel around the world to discover the power behind meteorites. Here’s the synopsis: A journey across the planet and universe explores how meteorites, shooting stars and deep impact...
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Deep underground forces explain quakes on San Andreas Fault

Rock-melting forces occurring much deeper in the Earth than previously understood drive tremors along a segment of the San Andreas Fault near Parkfield, Calif., new USC research shows.
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Norco ’80, part 2: Would plans for apocalypse be helped by a bank robbery?

Norco ’80 The true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history Parts 1 2 of 14 April 1980. Mira Loma, California. Chris Harven was at the bottom of the pit. He set the shovel down, leaned against the cool dirt sides, and looked straight up at the rectangle of blue sky visible above the coffin-shaped mouth of the hole. A figure darkened the pit’s opening, a big man with a full beard and a mound of black curly hair circling his head. George Wayne Smith crouched down a...
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Portland State researcher develops new model to accurately date historic earthquakes

Three earthquakes in the Monterey Bay Area, occurring in 1838, 1890 and 1906, happened without a doubt on the San Andreas Fault, according to a new paper by a Portland State University researcher.The paper, 'New Insights into Paleoseismic Age Models on the Northern San Andreas Fault: Charcoal In-built ages and Updated Earthquake Correlations,' was recently published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
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California earthquakes: Seven tremors hit near San Andreas Fault

California was struck by an earthquake that measured at 5.8 on the moment magnitude scale (MMS) on Sunday night, along with six other underwater tremors.The first earthquake was recorded at 11:24am PST on Sunday, 46 miles off Petrolia and was minor, measuring at 2.6 on the MMS.
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Alexander: A fitting memorial to Pete Dye at La Quinta?

The world according to Jim: • Is there a way for the golf world to observe a moment of silence before a tournament? Or is that redundant? Nevertheless, let us hope that the appropriate protocol is observed next week at La Quinta and The Tournament Formerly Known As The Bob Hope – now operating under the American Express imprimatur – in honor of famed golf course designer Pete Dye. • Dye passed away Thursday at 94, after dealing with Alzheimer’s disease for an extended period. His golf course des...
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Earth from Space, episode 1, review: the astonishing money shots of life from on high

In the parallel universe in which I get listed in Who’s Who, my hobby will be set down as “staring out of aeroplane windows”. (From the air, obviously.) The gift of flight has given humanity a bird’s-eye view of the world which never ceases to astonish. Earth from Space (BBC One) tapped into that wonder with the help of satellite photography that, freakily, can zoom in on an elephant in Kenya. The result was an hour of television – with three more to come – that was long on awe. Images of the Sa...
Tags: Science, China, Antarctica, Kenya, God, Venice, Chiwetel Ejiofor, San Andreas Fault, Loch Ness, Okavango Delta, Lake Baikal Siberia, Space BBC

How Brexit has changed the mental map of Britain

Stumbling from one Brexit delay to the next, Britain is paralysed by its political divisionStark new work by Anish Kapoor reflects on the UK's deep internal divide'Archipelago maps' show Britons living in two separate countries – much like AmericansMarch 29th was supposed to be Brexit Day. As clocks struck 11 pm across the UK, the country should have departed from the European Union. Instead, Britain became a country-sized version of Schrödinger's cat: nobody knows anymore when – or if – the UK...
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Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault

A new high-resolution map of a poorly known section of the northern San Andreas Fault reveals signs of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and may hold some clues as to how the fault could rupture in the future, according to a new study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
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California's Hidden Threat: High-Risk Volcanoes That Might Erupt in the Next Decade

For years now, California has been bracing for the "big one" -- the magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake that is expected to send ripples through the state within the century. But there's another deadly threat that is is almost as likely -- and that people may be much less prepared for.Within the next 30 years, there's a 16 percent possibility of a small to moderate-size volcanic eruption occurring somewhere in California, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report posted Monday ...
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Giving thanks for all of the memories

Thank goodness Thanksgiving is over. All that gratitude and appreciating what we have rather than bellyaching about what we want? Phooey. All those minor-league holidays are over and it’s time to turn our attention to the Big One, the holiday of holidays, Christmas. In other words, it’s time to go shopping. Let no stocking go unstuffed, no credit card balance left un-maxed! ‘Tis the season. First on my wish list is a new belt, two sizes larger, thanks to Aunt Clara’s killer lemon-raspberry chees...
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Something Unexpected and Weird Is Happening Beneath California’s Deadliest Faults

The detection of strange, unpredicted behavior deep below the surface near the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults suggests scientists have an incomplete understanding of the processes responsible for earthquakes in the region.Read more...
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Geologists detail likely site of San Andreas Fault's next major quake

Geologists identify the San Andreas Fault's 'Durmid Ladder' structure, a a nearly 15.5-mile-long, sheared zone with two, nearly parallel master faults and hundreds of smaller, rung-like cross faults that could be the site of the region's next major earthquake.
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USU geologists detail likely site of San Andreas Fault's next major quake

Utah State University geologist Susanne Jänecke and colleagues identify the San Andreas Fault's 'Durmid Ladder' structure, a a nearly 15.5-mile-long, sheared zone with two, nearly parallel master faults and hundreds of smaller, rung-like cross faults that could be the site of the region's next major earthquake.
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15-mile stretch of San Andreas Fault in SoCal could be 'ground zero' for 'Big One,' study says

A new study points to a type of rock on the San Andreas Fault that may signal where the "Big One" could hit, and it's in Southern California.
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Site of the next major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault?

Many researchers hypothesize that the southern tip of the 1300-km-long San Andreas fault zone (SAFZ) could be the nucleation site of the next major earthquake on the fault, yet geoscientists cannot evaluate this hazard until the location and geometry of the fault zone is documented.
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'Slow earthquakes' on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes

A detailed study of the California fault has discovered a new kind of movement that isn't accounted for in earthquake forecasting.
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'Slow earthquakes' on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes, say ASU scientists

A detailed study of the California fault has discovered a new kind of movement that isn't accounted for in earthquake forecasting.
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There's a California fault far more dangerous than San Andreas - and it's ready to go off

Everyone knows that California’s San Andreas fault is a ticking time bomb ready to erupt – but a new study shows that another fault right under the East Bay is far more dangerous. The Hayward fault could decimate major cities like Oakland and Berkeley, killing hundreds and destroying tens of thousands of homes. And according to scientists, “it’s just waiting to go off.”  This week, scientists published a landmark study that detailed a 52-mile fault centered under Oakland, California. If the fa...
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The San Francisco Bay Area has an earthquake 'time bomb' that could devastate the region — and it's worse than we thought

There's about a 76% chance that the San Francisco Bay Area could experience a 7.2 magnitude earthquake within the next 30 years, according to some recent reports. Experts from the USGS think that the biggest earthquake threat is from the Hayward Fault, rather than the better-known San Andreas Fault. That fault is like a "tectonic time bomb," according to scientists. On this day 112 years ago, the San Andreas Fault under San Francisco rumbled apart, causing the devastating 1906 earthquake tha...
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Earthquake hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake

San Francisco Bay area residents have been shaken awake by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, which hit the region in the early hours of Thursday. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake's epicenter was two miles from Berkeley, California. The earthquake had a preliminary depth of eight miles. No damage or injuries was immediately recorded, but supermarket produce was shaken from its shelves and ceiling panels knocked loose. The quake hit at 2:39am local time, and the USGS website said that...
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Parkfield segment of San Andreas fault may host occasional large earthquakes

Although magnitude 6 earthquakes occur about every 25 years along the Parkfield Segment of the San Andreas Fault, geophysical data suggest that the seismic slip induced by those magnitude 6 earthquakes alone does not match the long-term slip rates on this part of the San Andreas fault.
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Series of small earthquakes reminds California it is overdue for 'the big one'

A series of small earthquakes have rocked the San Francisco area, sparking renewed fears that the San Andreas Fault is ready for a long-overdue serious seismic shift. A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit Monterey County in California on Monday morning, with nine smaller aftershocks being triggered. The tremors were felt 90 miles away, in San Francisco.  Annemarie Baltay, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey, told SFGate that the "swarm" of earthquakes and aftershocks were typical. “It’s as if ...
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San Andreas Fault: Tectonic Tremor Detected Deep Beneath Earth's Surface Raises Risk of Massive Earthquake

America’s most famous fault line, the San Andreas Fault, is known for its frequent earthquakes, but one part of the system, the San Jacinto Fault zone in inland Southern California, has been surprisingly quiet for the last 200 years. Now, new research has detected small tremors deep under the fault system, suggesting it’s not as calm as we once thought and may be ready to release a massive earthquake sometime soon. The San Jacinto Fault zone in southern California is not actually a plate bound...
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Disdain for experts could bring more disasters

No one in American public life has more disdain for experts and their expertise than President Donald Trump. And yet, there he was in late August, on the south portico of the White House (a “dump,” he had called it a week earlier) eyeing a near-total eclipse of the sun without special glasses. Similarly, there was Trump four days after Hurricane Harvey deluged Houston with unprecedented (for that city) flooding, seeking photo opportunities where he could find them. The same thing in Florida afte...
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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

Here are just a few of our favorite nonfiction titles for September. See more of our nonfiction picks, and all of the Best Books of the Month. Ranger Games is a true crime novel that reads like a binge-worthy television show. Ben Blum, like most of his family, was shocked by the actions of his cousin and proud Army Ranger, Alex Blum. On a final leave before deployment, rather than going home to spend time with his family, Alex jumps in a car and drives to Tacoma, WA where he and four others (tw...
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A TEOTWAWKI State of Mind

My contributions here are often written in a minor key. I've written or facilitated several articles about North Korea, bear attacks, cannibals, and lost expeditions (some involving cannibalism). This is not even my first post about TEOTWAWKI, or The End Of The World As We Know It. But no one told me there'd be days like these. I'm no naïf . My memory begins with the ends of Nixon and Vietnam. I remember the oil crisis, the Iranian hostage crisis, and the Three Mile Island crisis. I remember w...
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Inspiring a Love of Nature Through VR

From the sandstone dwellings of Petra to the sheer granite walls of Yosemite, computational photographer Greg Downing captures awe-inspiring places in VR. Photographer Greg Downing thought renting a donkey would be a good way to travel up the narrow cliffs to the lost ruins of Petra. After all, it’s a steep climb to the archaeological park in Jordan, plus an additional 850 steps just to enter the Monastery. Unfortunately, the donkey didn’t agree. The creature bucked and brayed the whole way up t...
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11 reasons to see beautiful Monterey

WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT driving the iconic Highway One, it’s here that they’re picturing in their heads. This is some of the most gorgeous coastline in the States — possibly the world — with the culture to match. Vineyards, artist communities, lighthouses, a world-renowned aquarium — it’s all in Monterey County. Here are 11 spots that prove it. 1. Pinnacles National Park Photo: Michael E. Lee Photo: Miguel Vieira If you’d been standing in Lancaster, California, 23 million years ago, you wou...
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San Andreas Fault Earthquakes Are Triggered by Winter Rain and Snow, Scientists Discover

Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California are being triggered by winter rain and snowfall, scientists have discovered. The finding is important as it helps us understand what triggers earthquakes—and when they are more likely to strike. Roland Bürgmann and Christopher Johnson, from the University of California, Berkeley, were investigating what impact seasonal loading has on fault systems—with the state’s multiple fault lines acting as a “natural laboratory” to track changes.
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