Ross Stein

Mar. 11, 2011

Massive Quake Prompts Tsunami Warnings

Ross Stein, a geophysicist with the USGS, explains the connections between quakes and tsunamis.

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Mar. 05, 2010

A Quake That Shook the World?

Last week's powerful earthquake in Chile may have shifted the Earth's axis and changed the length of a day.

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Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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