March 27, 2014

4:16 PM | One rail yard, four city blocks, five skyscrapers
Nick Stockton, writing for Wired Map Lab: Hudson Yards is the largest private development project in U.S. history, and it’s being built without footings or foundations. Instead, the project is going to sit atop 300 concrete-sleeved, steel caissons jammed deep into the underlying bedrock. Work on the platform broke ground last week, and will take […]∞

March 26, 2014

9:21 AM | Oso Mudslide: Links to the Geology Behind the Tragedy
On Saturday, the Seattle region experienced one of the worst landslide disasters in its history. A lot of the hills around here are unconsolidated glacial deposits, and they’re ready to fall at... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 25, 2014

10:59 PM | Shorts: KILL 'EM ALL
They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you?
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