Office workers gather on the sidewalk in downtown Washington, Tuesday, moments after a 5.9 magnitude tremor shook the nation's capitol. (c) J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

5.9 earthquake hits the US East Coast

A small, yet frightening earthquake, registered at 5.9 magnitude, sent shivers down people's spines all the way from Ottawa, Canada to North Carolina as it hit the North American east...

Dinosaur extinction ocean of lava

New dinosaur extinction theory: an ocean of lava

It wasn't just a devastating asteroid that killed off all the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Scientists from Boston University now claim that a massive eruption of lava fronts around...

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