Cats can feel an earthquake coming well before it hits

This is amazing to watch.

Earthquake early warning system gets a $4 million boost from USGS

What if there were a way to warn people right before a big earthquake hits? Earthquake early warning system technology is already serious stuff in Japan, and a system in development for the U.S. just got some serious funding.

Seismologists guilty in Italy: More on the L'Aquila verdict, and what it means for the future of science

In a guest piece at Scientific American, David Ropeik argues that an Italian court's decision to charge scientists and a government official with manslaughter isn't about quake prediction per se, but a failure to communicate science effectively. Snip: But, contrary to the majority of the news coverage this decision is getting and the gnashing of […]