The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

Death by earthquake. Death by fire. Death by tsunami.

The Earthquake that Shook the Snow Off Mt. Everest

Live footage from Basecamp at Mt. Everest where the Nepali Earthquake triggered a deadly avalanche. “The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives.”

The Shock of Breaking Up

Thomas Fiffer examines the earthquake that strikes when a relationship breaks apart, and the subtle, subterranean shifts that precede it.

Mother Nature and Human Nuclear Arrogance

Tsach Gilboa looks at nuclear power plants in light of tsunami’s and earthquakes, and wonders if are setting ourselves up for future catastrophes.

Disaster Preparedness Strategies: Will Yours Work?

Captain Bill Simpson, aka The Nautical Prepper, gives advice and resources to prepare yourself for a variety of potential emergencies—from everyday occurrences to doomsday scenarios.

What Good Is Gratitude When the World Is Tearing Apart?

When destruction threatens our ability to hope, gratitude is a balm.

The 10 at 10

Good drivers are bad drivers, the Internet is older than college students, and the earthquake destroys something in D.C.

Guestpost #52: Yu Murai – Representative of Kaimaku Pennant race (a theater company) – Ten things I've learned from being a stage director (after the devastating earthquake and tsunami 3.11 in Japan)

I met Yu first when I worked in Vancouver for the PuSh Festival, and later in New York City, where I was witness to one of the most bizarre, funny, unique, and inspired pieces of contemporary performance I have ever seen: “Romeo and Toilet“. Yu is the artistic director of Kaimaku Pennant Race, and I […]

Guestpost #26: Gareth Manning – Ten things I’ve learned while living in Japan that give me post-disaster optimism

Gareth (or Gary, as I know him), is a friend who I have recently reconnected with. We were close friends in elementary school, but lost touch. Thanks to the miracle of Facebook, we are friends again, and a recent meeting over beers taught me a lot about myself. Gary is a teacher, a traveler, an […]

Tsunami Update: How to Help Japan

A list of the ways you can help Japan.

The 10 at 10

Bob Knight is tired, the Aflac duck is an idiot, and magazines make us feel bad.

The 10 at 10

Japan struggles, another high school basketball player dies, and March Madness is here.

Massive Earthquake Hits Japan, Causes Tsunami

A crippling, unprecedented, and unexpected disaster really puts everything into perspective.

The 10 at 10

Iron Mike picks the Oscar winners, Russia admits beer is alcohol, and robot journalists will take over the world: the 10 at 10.

You Will Witness Christchurch Rise Again

About 24 hours ago a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck my home city of Christchurch, New Zealand.