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Japan’s May 2015 Earthquake “Could Have” Been A Disaster

A large but thankfully deep earthquake struck Japan on May 30, 2015, leaving no major casualties.

Six Facts About The 2015 Nepal Earthquake

Here are six facts about the Nepal earthquake which has already claimed 4,300 lives and left more than 8,500 injured.

Simple Tool Can Identify Rise In Sea Levels, Study

A team of researchers in Singapore and the United States has proposed a simple method to identify areas that are vulnerable to sea-level rise.

7.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan’s East Coast

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the east coast of Japan earlier today, triggering a one-meter tsunami at its epicenter.

Wild Migratory Geese May Have Spread H5N1 Bird Flu

A study in PLoS ONE has given the first evidence of highly pathogenic H5N1 viral transmission between domestic farms and wild birds in Tibet.