But we'll never get them out of the ground.
And a hurricane may be on the way.
And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent.
A little bit.
It was not filled with chocolate
This looks totally alien (but it's also totally ordinary)
Plus a truly psychedelic supernova, like whoa
A vibrant map of never-before-seen terrain
Know your planet!
The devastating earthquake originated close to the surface, thus producing intense shaking
The only thing we can predict is where a "big one" could do the most damage
When a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast early Friday morning, we all feared a tsunami. But San Francisco gets earthquakes all the time, and we're not scared of a tsunami there. Why?
Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
We actually can learn from the past
Area has a history of catastrophic quakes
How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable.
New clues show how the massive Japanese earthquake happened, and how certain faults could pose a previously unrealized threat.
The motion of the ocean(ic crust).
Not where you'd think.