Here’s some comforting news: Over 90 percent of near-Earth comets and asteroids that are bigger than a kilometer are mapped.
Articles tagged "disaster"
Without innovative water infrastructure, Florida is swallowing itself.
Isn’t this just perfect, on the day — one day! — after BP was handed a record $4.5 billion fine for the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
A bunch of news outlets are running stories on a gigantic inflatable subway being built by the Department of Homeland Security to keep terrorists out of our transit tunnels.
Why dudes run out to size up the damage afterward is beyond me. At least they weren’t wearing horse masks.
this is amazing: it’s a time lapse video of the storm hitting Manhattan. Waters surge, rain pounds, the power goes out.
Sandy, the Frankenstorm, may be nearly history, but the hurricane season is just hitting its stride.
It’d be amazing if Sandy’s 90 mph winds and roaring storm surges didn’t put out the lights, so precarious is our patchwork and aged electrical grid.
Do you remember noted United States’ national embarrassment Michael Brown? You know, the director of FEMA during Katrina?
Reddit user joedamadman has uploaded some new images of the Deepwater Horizon going down in high res, and well, it’s a different ballgame.
''Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay to rest in peace," Nixon says to the camera. "For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another worl…
An investigative commission called the meltdown at Fukushima an entirely preventable "manmade" disaster, and the media blew up. Any editor or reporter worth his salt in sensationalist muckraking, after all, knows nuclear disaster stories get eyeballs…
In 1967, the first Soyuz smashed full speed into the ground. And everyone knew it was going to happen.
January, 1987. I stood alone 167 feet above the launch pad’s surface. I was staring into the open, small, white room. At the other end was an open doorway and beyond it was the blue expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Between me and that 167 foot drop,
The U.S. is no stranger to the collapse of complex systems. But two decades before the break-up of Space Shuttle Columbia, the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and Fukashima Daiichi, America witnessed the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986, and saw ha…
On the International Nuclear Event Scale, a Level 7 nuclear accident - a la Chernobyl, the worst in history - involves “widespread health and environmental effects” and the “external release of a significant fraction of the reactor core invento…
Official science is revisiting the health impacts of the disaster, with some grim but ambiguous findings. The biggest changes aren't to be found on the irradiated Ukrainian steppe, however, so much as in the human psyche. Waylaid by terrorism and glo…
Is our species's error here actually unhinged hysteria? As long as it's still fissioning and belching, Fukushima will be an acute crisis in anyone's book. As at Chernobyl, some plant workers will probably die from their exposure, and probably rushed