News from the Field

Tremor Shakes Los Angeles

Last week, Northern California "dodged a bullet" when a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the Eureka coast. This morning, Southern California took its turn. A magnitude 4.4 quake originated in... Read More

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More Ladders on Everest

Nepal’s tourism ministry proposed installing ladders on Everest’s Hillary Step for a second time early Monday morning. The government body already announced that additional ropes would... Read More

Mercury Is Shrinking

The solar system’s smallest planet is getting even smaller. Mercury has shrunk almost nine miles in diameter over the past four billion years, according to a report published Sunday. The... Read More

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Warren Buffett's Son Aids Anti-Poaching

While Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion to whoever can correctly forecast all of the matchups in the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, his son, Howard Buffett, is endeavoring to curb... Read More

Little Baby Everest?

Your kids’ kids are gonna have some earthy names, say the baby-naming experts at We’re talking names like Everest, Nile, and Beach. Though vintage-style monikers are... Read More