The Sound of Sliding

1 December 2013 – 13:23 |

When a landslide tore through a remote Alaskan valley in July, no one was there to bear witness. But hours later, geoscientist Colin Stark of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory spotted the event in the pattern …

Satellites to Monitor UN Forest Protection Goals

27 November 2013 – 17:00 |

Climate change negotiators agreed Sunday to monitor deforestation and to pay developing countries for keeping carbon trapped in forests. To measure just how much forest those countries are conserving, the United Nations Collaborative Program on …

Remote Mappers Enable Relief to Reach Filipino Typhoon Victims

13 November 2013 – 22:04 |

The typhoon that hit the Philippines last week killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands more, according to the BBC. The damage to infrastructure and the dislocation of all those people make it …

UCSD researcher shot by cofounder

11 November 2013 – 13:07 |

On September 18, former Traversa Therapeutics CEO Hans Petersen went on a shooting spree. One of two people wounded was molecular biologist Steven Dowdy, a professor at University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of …