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Shroud of Turin: Could Quake Explain Face of Jesus?

The authenticity of the Shroud of Turin has been in question for centuries and scientific investigations over the last few decades have only seemed to muddle the debate. Is the revered cloth a miracle or an elaborate hoax?

Now, a study claims neutron emissions from an ancient earthquake that rocked Jerusalem could have created the iconic image, as well as messed up the radiocarbon levels that later suggested the shroud was a medieval forgery. But other scientists say this newly proposed premise leaves some major questions unanswered.

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The Earthquake Rose: When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shopowner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above…

Read more (via Futility Closet)

i’m not sure if i should be laughing or crying.


Haitians read #FirstWorldProblems tweets out loud . The result is decidedly unfunny.

TWiDN: Cats Make us Healthier, Dogs Too!

Cats (and dogs) are good for humans! Seriously! They help build immunity and help sustain our mental health.

Plus, Trace explains how Amelia Earhart’s plane might be just out of reach on the bottom of the Pacific, and how Earth and Mars both quake with plate tectonics.

or woof…

One year ago right NOW (ish) a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit near Mineral, Virginia.

Discovery Communications was closed following the earthquake.

This Discovery News employee absconded to a safe place for an afternoon margarita.


Washington Monument post earthquake. They had to clear the area of tourists!

-Washington Monument, DC. Photo taken by: me

Sadly, the Washington Monument is still closed for repairs a year later.  According to USAToday the monument may reopen in 2014.

We just landed, but they’re already asking “What’s next?”

Next Mars Lander Will Drill into the Red Planet

The mission, known as InSight, is slated to launch in 2016.

The question is what is inside of Mars. It includes a seismometer, to measure “Marsquakes” if any exist, and a subsurface thermometer to determine how much heat is being released from the planet’s core.

Seismology, is the standard method by which we’ve learned to understand the interior of the Earth and we have no such knowledge for Mars.

what’s in there…

8.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes North Sumatra 

A tsunami watch and warning was put into effect for the Indian Ocean, immediately after the event.


A quake, an aftershock, another quake: Read more on L.A. Now.

Map: Location of 4.2.-magnitude earthquake in black brackets. Other small quakes appear in yellow. Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Shaking in L.A.?

A defense of the East Coast Earthquake reaction

listen up, everyone on the West Coast..and pay attention to the kicker.

5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles East Coast 

wowza. building in Brooklyn shaking!

(via npr)