I thought the opening line on the story from the Christian Science Monitor said it best, “Rarely since a Catholic inquisition in Rome condemned Galileo to spend the remainder of his days under house arrest for the heresy of teaching that the Earth revolves around the sun, has an Italian court been so wrong about science.” Wow! The seven defendants, all members of the “National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks,” were [...]
Scientific Illiteracy in an Italian court – Italy’s Troubling Earthquake Convictions – Harkens the Dark Ages
You Still Have Time to Join the Great California Shakeout – October 18 @ 10:18am!!! Sign Up and Be Counted!!!
The first Great Southern California ShakeOut was held November 2008 and was reported to be the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history involving 5.3 million participants. This drill took place in homes, businesses, schools, places of worship and communities across California. In 2009 it expanded to include the entire state of California and has grown every year. It has also moved onto other seismic areas of the United States. There is now a Great Utah [...]
Want to learn about the science of earthquakes? If you have an iPad you are in business! Explore the science behind earthquakes. This FREE interactive book is a collaboration between KQED and the California Academy of Sciences. It has great information, wonderful drawings and embedded films. It has everything you want to know about earthquakes and more! Chapter One: Earth Structure Chapter Two: Plate Movement Through Geological Time Chapter Three: EQ 101 Chapter Four: Bay Area [...]
Thousands of people left homeless by a powerful earthquake in northern Italy have spent the night in shelters as aftershocks continue to hit the region. At least seven people died and more than 50 were injured when the quake struck in the early hours of Sunday. Civil protection officials in the town of Finale Emilia organized the setting up of tents on a football pitch to accommodate hundreds of residents. Many had seen their homes [...]