Chris Campbell

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What's Happening At Kīlauea In Hawaii? 16 Questions With A Front-Line USGS Scientist

Hawaii, a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean, was formed by volcanic activity over the past few million years. Lava vents open up in the Earth, and from deep inside our planet’s interior, magma rises up and forms new land masses. Eventually, enough material builds up to climb the three miles …

Geology

If California’s the future, why are so many leaving?

A sobering study shows how life in the Golden State continues to get too expensive<p>California, many say, is the future. A center for creative industries and new technology—look at its impressive rollout of electric vehicles and autonomous cars—it’s also a diverse state, pushing progressive policies …

Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here's why it doesn't have mass shootings

Switzerland hasn't had a mass shooting since 2001, when a man stormed the local parliament in Zug, killing 14 people and then himself.<p>The country has about 2 million privately owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people. In 2016, the country had 47 attempted homicides with firearms. The country's …

Earthquake Swarms Are Shaking Yellowstone's Supervolcano. Here's What That Means.

Hundreds of earthquakes have rocked the famous supervolcano in the past few days, but this seismic activity is regular in the region.<p>Something is rocking the massive supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park.<p>Thanks to a recent earthquake swarm, the Yellowstone supervolcano has seen upwards of …

Geology

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

If you live near one of these volcanos, move!

If you live in the Philippines or Papua New Guinea right now, you'll know the score: Active volcanos can come alive and erupt any time, spewing lava …

Geology

The Parasite on the Playground

Millions of American children have been exposed to a parasite that could interfere with their breathing, liver function, eyesight and even intelligence. Yet few scientists have studied the infection in the United States, and most doctors are unaware of it.<p>The parasites, roundworms of the genus …

Eggs

Visit to Biggest Underwater Volcano in Last 100 Years Reveals Deep Sea Mystery

Scientists knew something strange happened when they heard reports of a raft of floating rock near New Zealand back in 2012. That raft eventually …

Geology

Biohacking - genetic engineering from your garage

Biohackers conduct research far away from the establishment, in kitchens or garages. Their creations range from water filters to genetically modified …

Inventions

2017’s 25 best California wines for $25 and under

Bedrock Zinfandel California Old Vine 2015 ($25): Though it’s only a decade old, this Sonoma-based winery has already made a big impression by …

Wine & Spirits

This Sample Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Will Help You Live Longer

The Mediterranean diet has consistently been lauded as one of the healthiest diets, with a long list of proven health benefits and a reputation for …

The workout that helped this runner trim 20 minutes off her marathon time

When Jess Movold moved to New York, she explored the city by running it. “I started with a 5K here and a 10K there, and then one day, I ran to …

Discover the Major Earthquake Zones of the 7 Continents

The Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program was a multi-year project sponsored by the United Nations that assembled the first consistent worldwide …

Geology

Plate tectonics: When we discovered how the Earth really works

<b>What would you put on your list of the great scientific breakthroughs of the 20th Century?</b><p>General relativity? Quantum mechanics? Something to do with genetics, perhaps?<p>One discovery that ought to be on everyone's rundown is plate tectonics - the description of how the rigid outer shell of our …

Scientists closing in on the dawn of plate tectonics

Geologists think early Earth may have looked much like Iceland—where jet-black lava fields extend as far as the eye can see, inky mountainsides rise …

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

<b>The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning.</b><p>This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs.<p>It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in …

Analysis of titanium in ancient rocks creates upheaval in history of early Earth

The Earth's history is written in its elements, but as the tectonic plates slip and slide over and under each other over time, they muddy that …

The science behind the 15 most common smart drugs

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

The Brain

Why seismologists didn't see Mexico's deadly earthquake coming

Mexico has a long seismic history, so any given earthquake here does not necessarily come as a surprise. In the pre-Hispanic epoch, inhabitants of …

Geology

This top male model stays fit eating six cups of rice a day

For nearly two decades, New Jersey-based dad Brad Kroenig has been one of America’s top male models, walking on runways for designers like Chanel and …

Fitness

With 8 threatening volcanoes, USGS says California deserves close monitoring

With the world's top volcanologists heading to Portland, Ore., on Aug. 14 for the first international volcanology assembly held in the U.S. since 1989, the many famous, prominent and dangerous volcanoes of the West Coast will be the subject of field trips and much discussion.<p>Throughout the Cascade …

Running And Your Heart: Is There A 'Too Much?'

A little less than a year ago, I wrote on these pages about the long-standing controversy of whether running is good or bad for your heart.<p>On the one hand, in a 2012 article for the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, cardiologist James O'Keefe and collaborators claimed that "long-term excessive endurance …

Medical Research

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

EPA

What is an Ice Age?

Scientists have known for some time that the Earth goes through cycles of climatic change. Owing to changes in Earth’s orbit, geological factors, …

The definitive, scientific answers to 20 health questions everyone has

In the past few years alone, we got more evidence that coffee isn't a cause of cancer and the debate over the health effects of sugar became even more heated.<p>To help you parse out what works from what's merely myth, we compiled the definitive (at least for now) answers to some of the most pressing …

Why Trump Would Be Crazy to Give Putin What He Wants

Trump says it’s time to “move on to bigger and better things.” What could be bigger than hijacking American democracy?<p>Tensions are heating up between the Kremlin and the Obama administration, which imposed new sanctions on Russia on Thursday in response to Russia’s alleged and unprecedented …

Russia

How Trump Made Russia's Hacking More Effective

It was the president-elect’s hyperbolic characterizations of the pilfered material that turned routine documents into the stuff of scandal.<p>“It’s all just an attempt to delegitimize Donald Trump.” That’s the argument you hear from Trump supporters each time new information comes to light about how …

Donald Trump

Explorers Find Passage to Earth's Dark Age

Geochemical signals from near the planet’s core are beginning to shed light on its first 50 million years, a period long viewed as inaccessible to science.<p>In August, the geologist Matt Jackson left California with his wife and 4-year-old daughter for the fjords of northwest Iceland, where they …