Great earthquakes, water under pressure, high risk

The largest earthquakes occur where oceanic plates move beneath continents. Obviously, water trapped in the boundary between both plates has a dominant influence on the earthquake rupture process.

Meerkat bosses use subordinates as guinea pigs

Just as ancient emperors employed tasters to make sure their food was harmless, so meerkat 'queens' use more junior members of the group as guinea pigs.

Cambridge center to study tech extinction risks

A proposed new center at Cambridge University will examine technologies, from biotechnology to artificial intelligence, that could perhaps threaten the future of our species.

Nuclear accidents likely 'every ten to twenty years'

Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as the core meltdowns at Chernobyl and Fukushima are 200 times more likely to happen than previously believed, say scientists.

Can Transformers work without Michael Bay?

It seems as if more Transformers movies are on the way, even though Michael Bay swore he was done with the franchise forever. 



Hasbro wants Transformers 4

Hasbro, which owns hundreds of toy and game licenses, is in talks to produce several more films based on various franchises, including Transformers 4.

California at risk of super-storm

California has a good chance of experiencing the sort of 'super-storm' usually seen only in disaster movies, according to the US Geological Survey.

Geoengineering won't halt sea level rise

Tackling sea level rises though geoengineering won't work, and would impose enormous risks on future generations, according to an international research team.

Cameron Diaz is riskiest celebrity search

Cameron Diaz is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the web, with a ten percent chance of landing on a malicious site.

Claim: Online gaming puts children at risk

A recent TV report from Denver, Colorado station KDVR has gamers on the virtual rampage, as its hysterical sensationalism blocks out all common sense in a report which appears to deliver the message that gaming will lead to child molestation and death.