earth science

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    The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times

    The 1883 eruption on Krakatoa may be the loudest noise the Earth has ever made.

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    The Last of the Earthquake Predictors

    A handful of underfunded researchers still believe science can defy the odds.

  • Sierras granite water Julia Rosen

    How Water, Paradoxically, Creates the Land We Walk On

    It’s no secret that water shapes the world around us. Rivers etch great canyons into the Earth’s surface, while glaciers reorganize the topography of entire mountain ranges. But water’s influence on the landscape runs much deeper than this: Water explains why we have land in the first place. You might think of land as the […]