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The Seismologists Accused of Manslaughter

Blamed for the deaths of 300 people following a devastating 2009 earthquake, six of seven accused Italian experts now walk free.<p>On March 31, 2009, after experiencing a swarm of tiny seismic tremors, the town of L’Aquila, Italy, turned to seven earthquake experts for insight on “the big one.”<p>The …

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What the shape of our cities says about the way that we live

Why the geometry of urban life is a much bigger deal than you ever thought<p>Even a roaming cartophile, looking through an airplane window at night, would be challenged to identify a city by its sodium-glow footprint. There are exceptions, like peninsular San Francisco or the archipelago of New York. …