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Read ‘The Fifth Season’ With The SciFri Book Club!
We’ll tackle earthquakes and human disaster response with N.K. Jemisin’s apocalyptic work of science fiction.
The SciFri Book Club Gets Personal
Highlights from your discussion of N.K. Jemisin’s ‘The Fifth Season.’ Plus, how to add your voice to the conversation.
The Origin Of The Word ‘Crater’
It has more to do with wine than lava.
The Geologists Who Control Lava
The molten material can be a menace of destruction in nature, but a geologist and an artist are investigating how it maneuvers.
The Season The Earth Shattered
In N.K. Jemisin’s novel “The Fifth Season,” the earth lashes back when humans begin to harm the planet—leaving behind a barren, broken world.
Inside The Lava Lab, Burning Questions
A Syracuse University team studies the viscosity and flow of searing-hot lava…from a parking lot.
The Silent Tremors Of Volcanoes, Caught On Mic
Researchers are using the inaudible vibration of air in volcanic craters to learn more about what’s going on deeper down.
Writing The Fantastic In 2017
From other planets to our own future, writers can take us places we’ve never seen. Authors Cory Doctorow, N.K. Jemisin, and Annalee Newitz are among them.
Planning For—And Surviving—‘The Big Ones’
In her new book The Big Ones, seismologist Lucy Jones catalogues devastating earthquakes, eruptions and tsunamis throughout history, and what happened in the aftermath.
Investigate different types of volcanic eruptions and linear equations to see if you, a car, Usain Bolt, or a tortoise could survive by simply running away.
Just ‘Topia:’ Moving Beyond The Tropes Of Dystopia
Three science fiction and fantasy writers share their thoughts on the risks and rewards of building “other worlds.”
A Descent Into The Depths Of The Earth
In the last book of her Broken Earth trilogy, N.K. Jemisin describes an apocalyptic future where some people have the power to control earthquakes and volcanoes.
For A Volcanic Prediction, Gaze Into The Crystalline Debris
Researchers are using magma trapped in crystal structures to study the life beneath volcanoes.
Design For Disaster Relief
Engineer disaster relief housing that is lightweight, packs flat, and structurally sound.
Do You Understand the Richter Scale?
Seismologist Lucy Jones explains what earthquake magnitude means and why we should measure earthquakes differently.
Take A Voyage To The Volcanoes With SciFri!
On February 18 in NYC, volcanologists and author N.K. Jemisin guide us through an evening of quakes, shakes, and geologic events.
Book Club: ‘A Brief History Of Time’
It’s time to dust off that old copy that’s been on your bookshelf for 10 years.Read More