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There's A Way to Make Big Earthquakes Safer. The US Won't Pay For It.

Everyone’s fretting about a terrifying article on the terrifying Cascadia Subduction Zone, which will almost certainly deliver the deadliest earthquake in US history. That earthquake would almost certainly be made less deadly with an early warning system that’s ready to be implemented—if only the US would decide to… » 7/14/15 2:00am 7/14/15 2:00am

San Andreas Is A Hit. Which Fault Will Hollywood Target Next?

San Andreas has already raked in more dough than the entire haul of last year’s tornado thriller Into the Storm. Which, in originality-starved Hollywood, means only one thing: MORE EARTHQUAKES! Which fault line will form the backdrop for the next Rock-starring disaster drama? There’s one obvious choice. » 5/30/15 12:30pm 5/30/15 12:30pm

San Andreas without the special effects looks even more ridiculous

You know what happens in a real earthquake? A pause. And then slight confusion. And then frantically trying to remember what elementary school taught you on where you should go. And then panic because you don’t remember. You know what happens when you film an earthquake disaster movie such as San Andreas? Comedy. » 5/29/15 5:32pm 5/29/15 5:32pm

San Andreas Is A Film Where Earthquakes Have A Vendetta Against The Rock

San Andreas is filled with ludicrous, special effects-laden chaos, and it paints its main character’s quest to reunite his family — an all-too-familiar disaster-movie trope — with the broadest possible strokes. But if you can put up with ridiculous science (and cheese), it’s a fun, silly summer movie. » 5/29/15 8:01am 5/29/15 8:01am

What's Standing In The Way Of The Doctor Who Spin-Off Everyone Wants?

Is Sony really planning an American Attack on Titan movie? Suicide Squad may have found its Rick Flag. Is Frozen 2 really in the pipeline? The first pictures from the Supergirl set reveal Supergirl's alter-ego disguise. Plus, teasers for what's to come on The Walking Dead, Flash and more. Spoilers get! » 3/10/15 6:00am 3/10/15 6:00am

Dear California: You Can't Get The Largest Earthquakes In The World

I love disaster movies. I even love cheesy disaster movies, ones where the speed of cold is a thing, and violent volcanoes pop up in the middle of a continental plate. I'll be watching San Andreas when it comes out next spring. I just expect to be entirely befuddled by its earthquakes. » 12/10/14 11:12am 12/10/14 11:12am

Earthquake in Progress: Your Laptop Can Save You!

The Quake Catcher Network is the latest effort in distributed computing that aims to turn your computer into a node in a vast, distributed earthquake detection network. Developed by University of California seismologists and computer scientists, Quake Catcher uses accelerometers already built into many laptops to… » 4/04/08 9:33am 4/04/08 9:33am