A series of fault lines previously thought to be unrelated is actually one long fault that could generate a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Southern California, a new study shows.
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From the new fridge that shows you photos of your food to the thermostat that learns how to heat and cool your house the internet of things has reached Main street. The internet of things describes physical devices such as appliances, watches, and cars, that have embedded electronics to
Millions of dead trees increase wildfire risk to property Drought, extreme heat and tens of millions of dead trees could create a destructive wildfire season in California. There are at least 66 million dead trees in six counties across California, according to the U.S. National Forest Service, caused by years
With the threat of the Zika virus looming over many tropical travel destinations, some travelers are choosing to change or cancel vacation plans. Highly affected areas include popular summer spots in the Caribbean, Central and South America, including Summer Olympics host nation Brazil. If you are considering whether
When you’ve spent a lifetime building assets to achieve your financial goals, the last thing you want is to see those assets wiped out by a lawsuit. Accidents happen every day, but parents face more risk when their teenagers get behind the wheel, especially in today’s lawsuit happy environment.
You may want to think twice before you buy that designer handbag online. New global data on the seizure of fake goods show Rolex, Nike, Ray Ban and Louis Vuitton were the brands with the most knockoffs. In fact, counterfeit goods have turned into a global industry worth as much as $461
After the most destructive wildfire season ever in 2015, parts of the western U.S., including California, face elevated fire danger again this year, experts say. In a report released earlier this month, the National Interagency Fire Center is predicting conditions that put much of the West, Southwest, Hawaii and Alaska in
Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” according to Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center. The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight, Jordan recently said at the National Earthquake Conference. The last big
The next mega-earthquake to shake the continental U.S. might not be the San Andreas Fault in California, but from a far more dangerous fault farther north. The Cascadia subduction zone, which runs from Northern California to British Columbia, could deliver a temblor 30 times stronger than the San Andreas. Scientists
If you drive when you’re sad or mad, you have a greater chance of crashing than if you’re tired, according to a new study. Drivers who are emotionally upset increase their risk of crashing by nearly 10 times, researchers from Virginia Tech found. In contrast, driving while fatigued makes a crash