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These Time-Warp Photos Show Six Cities in the Past and Present

Cities change: skyscrapers go up, houses are torn down, neighbourhoods gentrify, earthquakes destroy. Vintage photographs of cities can be fascinating in their own right, but the familiar unfamiliarity of these time-warped photographs are especially intriguing. Read More >>

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5 Ways Humans Can Cause Earthquakes

It's 2013. We've sent humans to the moon and can send trillions of gigabytes zipping around the world with the tap of finger, but still—still—we can't predict earthquakes. But we do know this: Messing around with a fault—injecting things in it, taking things out of it—can induce earthquakes. Read More >>

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Blizzards, and Now an Earthquake in the East Midlands

Some days, the weather just chooses to screw with your mind. Today is one of those days. As well as the blizzards that (hopefully) have you stuck at home with your feet up, the UK's also experienced an earthquake big enough to knock stuff off shelves. Read More >>

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A Couple's Wedding Photos Were Found Inside a Camera That Was Buried During an Earthquake

This is incredible. 18 months after an earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand and buried a just married couple's camera, the camera pops up on their driveway containing all the wedding pictures they thought they would never see again. Read More >>

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Unspeakable Tragedy: £202 Million of Cheese Destroyed in Italian Earthquake

On Sunday, Northern Italy was rocked by a magnitude-6.0 earthquake. In the process, many cheese factories in the region suffered damage—and it is estimated that over 300,000 wheels of cheese, thought to be worth at least £202 million, have been destroyed. Read More >>

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Another Strong Quake Hits Close To Fukushima Plant

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck about 60 miles away from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant this morning. Read More >>

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Woman Survives Earthquake Thanks to Her Laptop

Earthquake survivors buried under tonnes of rubble normally owe their lives to drinking their own pee. Not so for Japanese aid worker Miyuki Konnai, who says her laptop helped her through the ordeal. Read More >>

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Disturbing Evidence of Recent Nuclear Reactions Found at Fukushima

Japan is hoping to have the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant safely shuttered by the end of the year, but a little radioactive wrench just got dropped: inspectors have discovered evidence of very recent fission. That's bad news. Read More >>

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The Japan Earthquake Weakened Earth's Gravity

The Japan earthquake in March was big. Obviously. But recent satellite analysis by researchers reveal it was so big that it actually affected the gravitational field surrounding Japan. Read More >>

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Here's A Map Showing The Devastating Power Of The Japanese Tsunami

Japanese researchers have spent the past few months surveying Tsunami damage at 5,300 coastal locations. This information has created the largest Tsunami survey dataset in the world and the first map to visualize the crushing impact of the wave. Read More >>

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China Creates "Infinite Hero Bacon" by Cloning Invincible Earthquake Pig

Where does one secure the very best bacon? The supermarket? Shut up, rookie! You secure it from the heroic pig that survived for more than a month buried beneath the rubble of China's horrific Sichuan earthquake. Read More >>

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