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Ranging from small tremors to impactful vibrations, seismologists have recorded the locations of 28,161 earthquake epicenters over a 116-year period. Through a visual and analytical examination, this week’s Map of the Week explores the spatial relationship between recorded epicenters and fault locations while visualizing where...

Happy 50th Anniversary, J. Willard Marriott Library!“To erect a great library in the year 1968 is an act of stubborn and sassy faith.” — Wallace Stegner, from his dedication address for the opening of the J. Willard Marriott Library...

“Now sprigs are pricked by bursting buds, and threading the trees the wind’s weft skittles, drops and spurts again, rubbing along the ground to tease old leafings of skittering litter, scratching swirl…Between bettling sky and buxom earth — a mazed and frilling lightning flash! The eye bleaches and goes black. A far-off...