Surprising Science

Surprising Science

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 8:23 am

Early Sunday morning, a magnitude-6.0 earthquake rumbled through Northern California. It was the largest quake to hit the Bay Area since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, a magnitude-6.9 temblor that collapsed the Bay Bridge. With an epicenter just nine miles south of the town of Napa, the quake left dozens injured and damaged historic buildings throughout the Napa Valley.

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 11:48 am

Prairie dogs’ complex social networks seemingly rival those of humans. The rodents live in underground colonies composed of up to thousands of individuals. Each colony can be further broken down into groups usually made up of an adult male, several adult females and their babies. And like humans, conflicts often arise within those larger communities.