Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Claudia is a science journalist and editor. Her work focuses on marine science, the environment, and wildlife, particularly regarding how humans interact with the world around them.

7 Ways Humans Have Tried to Predict Earthquakes

7 Ways Humans Have Tried to Predict Earthquakes

Humans have been trying to predict earthquakes at least since first-century China, when the device of choice was a vessel fitted with metal dragons facing each compass direction. If the ground shook somewhere in the region, the metal ball in the dragon’s mouth would drop out, roughly indicating the direction of the earthquake. Our methods have gotten a bit more sophisticated since, but predicting earthquakes ahead of time remains shaky business.

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Conservation Purgatory: Listing a Species as ‘Data Deficient’

Conservation Purgatory: Listing a Species as ‘Data Deficient’

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