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moon map

This new Moon map is utterly mind-blowing

April 23rd, 2020

NASA and the USGS partnered up to create the most detailed map of the Moon ever. The map, which is available online, color-codes craters and other geographical features, showing all of the tiny features that make up the lunar surface. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. When we gaze up at Earth’s moon in the …

earthquake app

L.A.’s earthquake warning app worked as intended… or did it?

July 17th, 2019

Earlier this year the city of Los Angeles launched its very own earthquake warning app. It’s called ShakeAlertLA, and it’s supposed to alert “users within Los Angeles County that an earthquake of greater than magnitude 5.0 or level IV intensity has been detected.” It worked great, and people are incredibly disappointed in it. Both of …