We're heading in the wrong direction.
How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable.
The most likely damage from Mother Nature's catastrophes, in seven maps
Pedaling consistently churned out about 150 watts.
No we're not kidding, and yes that's a good thing.
A deadly outbreak of cholera followed the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti three years ago this week. Jonathan Katz, the only American fulltime staff reporter stationed in Haiti at the time, explains what caused the outbreak--and why it was anything but inevitable.
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
What could possibly go wrong?
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The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
How the world got pummeled this past year
Dangerous fumes from an African lake could be the fuel of tomorrow
"When Columbia disintegrated, killing all seven astronauts, it was shades of Challenger. Will NASA be undone by its obsessive focus on the shuttle?
Columbia disaster: When Columbia disintegrated, killing all seven astronauts, it was shades of Challenger. Will NASA be undone by its obsessive focus on the shuttle?