December 28, 2015

The Short: 'Ten More Minutes'

by Anne Branigin

"I’m 30. I’ve never been married, though I came very close to believing that I would be, years ago. But I’ve lived enough life to know these moments don’t come by often — the moments when you look at another person and absolutely nothing stands in between the both of you. You can see who they are, and who you are in their eyes, with the clarity of a star."

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The Long: 'The Really Big One'

by Kathryn Schulz

"Every fault line has an upper limit to its potency, determined by its length and width, and by how far it can slip. For the San Andreas, one of the most extensively studied and best understood fault lines in the world, that upper limit is roughly an 8.2—a powerful earthquake, but, because the Richter scale is logarithmic, only six per cent as strong as the 2011 event in Japan."

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