The Rats that Ate Los Angeles

February 7, 2019

Rats and the fleas who love them have caused an outbreak of typhus in Los Angeles that’s reached into government buildings.

SoCal watching for the Big One

October 4, 2016

Seismologists warn that the swarm of small earthquakes in southern California last week could be a warning that a big quake that’s long overdue could be coming soon.

The most important map in the world

January 5, 2016

The rising hostility between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East makes a map of their distribution throughout the Islamic world very important to understanding what may happen in the next few months.

Assad can stay

December 17, 2015

In a reversal of a four-year-old policy, the US government now says Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad can remain in power.

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