Mount Etna is having trouble keeping it together.
The reactor's makeshift tomb was only supposed to last until 2001
The science of fixing culinary disasters
The most likely damage from Mother Nature's catastrophes, in seven maps
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
No we're not kidding, and yes that's a good thing.
What's the greatest threat to our species' continued existence? Take a look in the mirror.
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.
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
Sure, it could work, or it could also cause an earthquake or eruption
Engineering a precise series of ring-shaped shields to deflect earthquakes around a building
How the world got pummeled this past year
Ever wondered the likelihood of dying in a natural disaster like an earthquake or hurricane? A new mapping tool shows just that
An antenna that blows up like a balloon brings satellite communications anywhere, anytime
Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
New electronic voting machines are supposed to prevent another Election Day disaster, but these paperless PCs could make hanging chads seem like a minor nuisance.
"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?