Danielle Ledford

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Earthquakes, Patterns and Predictions

<b>Patterns, Patterns Everywhere</b><p>Yesterday's post was a ringer. What you were actually looking at was a random distribution of earthquakes that I …

Japan Earthquake: Before and After

In just over two weeks, Japan will be observing the one-year anniversary of the disastrous magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck its east coast in March of 2011. The destruction was unprecedented and the loss of life and property were staggering -- more than 15,800 are confirmed dead, …

Japan Earthquake: Aftermath

Three days after a massive earthquake that is now estimated to have registered a 9.0 magnitude, Japanese rescue crews are being joined by foreign aid teams in the search for survivors in the wreckage. Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called the disaster nation's worst crisis since World War II, …

Earthquake in New Zealand

At 12:51 p.m. on Tuesday, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, near the country's second-largest city, Christchurch. It is an aftershock of a massive, deeper earthquake that hit New Zealand last September, and has already caused more damage, …

Deadly Earthquake in Turkey

Last Sunday, October 23, a shallow but powerful earthquake struck Eastern Turkey in the early afternoon, destroying more than 2,000 buildings and shaking the ground for hundreds of miles. The magnitude 7.2 quake was centered near the city of Van, close to the border with Iran, with the greatest …

A Conversation With Buzz Aldrin Regarding His Vision For Space Exploration

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has published a new book titled <i>“Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration”</i> (National Geographic Books) which presents a bold plan to restore much-needed and long-overdue American direction and leadership. Of course everyone knows of Buzz as the second human to walk on …

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal …

Space Animals: Chimps, Monkeys & Dogs Who Became 'Astronauts'

Astronaut Alan Shepard may have been America's first man in space when he went up in 1961, but he wasn't the nation's first simian in space. That honor belongs to another Al -- Albert II, a rhesus monkey that blasted aloft in 1949 aboard a V2 rocket.<p>Little Al was just one in a long line of monkeys, …

On Earth and in space, it's Yuri's Night!

<i>By Miriam Kramer</i><p>Space.com<p>Space enthusiasts unite! Friday night, a 1-ton rover on Mars will celebrate 52 years of human spaceflight from the Red Planet while space groupies on Earth party the night away.<p>"Yuri's Night" honors more than five decades of human spaceflight with parties and special events …

Space Exploration

New Female Astronauts Show Evolution of Women in Space

Half of the newest astronauts are female, but that wasn't always the case.<p><b>On Monday, NASA announced that eight new astronauts would be joining the U.S. space program. Of the eight new recruits, four are women—marking the first time NASA has selected an equal number of men and women for an incoming</b> …

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Volcano Webcams of the World - Updated!

I've been meaning to do this for a while, but I've finished updating my <i>Volcano Webcams of the World</i> page. I've added a pile of new webcams, fixed …

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