A sudden pyroclastic flow erupted in Japan on September 27th, sending hikers fleeing to the dubious safety of mountain lodges. Here's an update covering your questions on what happened, why we didn't predict it, and what you could do to survive.
The landslide in March of this year that buried the community of Oso, Washington killed 43 people. That makes it the deadliest landslide in American history, and yet it happened in almost totally unremarkable circumstances. So, what happened and can we do to reduce the risk of future landslides?
Your odds of death by landslide are one in a million per year. If you get caught in one, you can't do much to increase your odds of survival. Luckily, landslides frequently give warning before collapsing. These are a few precursors to a landslide, telling you to run before it's too late.
In an internal-use-only document obtained by Public Intelligence, NYC's Fire Department outlines its concerns about the increasing number of food trucks around New York. Not only are they serious fire hazards—with large propane and gasoline tanks—but also a genuine terrorist threat. It sounds silly, but the arguments…
Somewhere in our extended circle of friends and family we all have a golfer who loves to talk about the many balls he lost in water hazards and the crazy ways he's retrieved them.
The recall comes after 12 complaints of overheating, including five cases that caused fire and property damage. The $29 Chinese-made cheapies were sold from January 2006 to July 2009, exclusively at Wal-Mart (U.S) and ASDA supermarkets (U.K).
According to Motorola-and contrary to the cellphone now in your pants-their new i356IS won't blow up gas stations or ignite fuel, sadly getting rid of the last bit of fun left in Motorola handsets.