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Deep layers may reveal prehistoric earthquakes, showing how often they strike New England.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists battle fires with science.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Scientists are training computers to help us stop asteroids from crashing into our planet.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

An exceptionally strong El Niño may have caused 1876-1878 famine that killed tens of millions.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Tethered balloons equipped with sophisticated cameras can survey threats and damage from an elevated perspective.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Scientists can now link "acts of God" to climate change. That could give victims the power to hold someone accountable, say lawyers.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

How the role of social media can save lives.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

A former storm chaser recounts being in the path of a tornado.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Nasty weather can make map apps unreliable.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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