Scientists Find Surprising Cause of Devastating Mass Extinctions
Slow-moving continents spurred volcanic apocalypses that may have sparked the worst mass extinction in history—and could teach us about our own fate.
Scientists Discover Centuries-Old Arctic Creatures Surviving on Fossils
Sponges spotted a half a mile below the Arctic sea ice had researchers "jumping for joy" according to a study co-author.
Even Minor Volcanic Eruptions Could Cause Global Catastrophe, Study Finds
Eruptions at key locations could be catastrophic for critical infrastructure—destabilizing trade and currencies, and triggering mass migrations.
Indonesia Is Battling a Series of Disasters Just Weeks Into 2021
Floods, landslides, a volcanic eruption and deadly plane crash. It’s only January.
Venus Is Erupting with Active Volcanoes, Scientists Find
A new international study identifies 37 volcanic hotspots, or coronae, which scientists say are currently erupting with lava flows.
Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano Eruption Caused an Explosion of Ocean Life
A giant algae bloom in the summer of 2018 was fueled by the Kīlauea volcano.
Scientists Found a Hidden 'Jurassic World' Buried Underneath Australia
The subterranean remains of 100 volcanoes formed some 180 million years ago were detected under a major petroleum hotspot.
Mysterious Waves Rippled Across the Earth and Scientists Don't Know Why
Some seismologists have speculated the strange waves could be related to volcanic activity.
Lava, Land, and Life Forms
Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is the latest example of a powerful natural force for creating new life.
How Dangerous Is It to Be Taking Video of Kilauea's Fountains of Lava Erupting in Hawaii?
Some of the videos emerging look scary close.
Lava Fountains in the Streets Cause Hawaii to Declare State of Emergency
Parts of the Big Island of Hawaii are being evacuated after Kilauea Volcano spewed fountains of lava into nearby streets.
Catch a Drone's Eye View of an Erupting Volcano
What it's like to fly high above Bali's Mount Agung.