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2014-11-10 05:24:48

A swarm of seismic activity affecting a secluded area of northwestern Nevada has increased in intensity over the past few days, leading seismologists to issue new warnings about the possibility of a large earthquake occurring in the near future.

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2012-08-27 15:24:47

As this weekend's earthquakes still captivate the headlines, a new program is emerging that implores citizens to act as scientists to try and predict the next big quake.

2008-02-21 00:00:00

Scientists at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle said Wednesday that a meteor many witnesses saw shooting across the sky on Tuesday morning had likely disintegrated and not struck the Earth.

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2005-04-12 07:40:00

Surging seismic activity at Mount St. Helens has changed the whale-back shape of the volcano's emerging new dome, leaving it more like the back of a stegosaurus - a dinosaur with bony plates of armor along its spine.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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