Volcano

lava

Watch Homemade Lava Explode, for Science

A unique study is looking at the physics behind some of Earth's most dangerous volcanic eruptions.
Sarah Emerson
12.10.18
telescopes

Thirty Meter Telescope Permitted on Sacred Volcano, Rules Hawaii Supreme Court

After years of litigation, the Court issued a 4-1 ruling reinstating a permit to build the massive observatory on Mauna Kea’s summit.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
Mars

What's That Weird Cloud That's Been Looming Over Mars for Weeks?

A 930-mile-long cloud is suspended over one of Mars' volcanoes.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
mount vesuvius

Researchers Show How Mount Vesuvius Eruption Vaporized Blood and Exploded Skulls

Hundreds of people in the town of Herculaneum took cover from the eruption in boat-houses. Their bones tell a gruesome story.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.18
Kilauea eruption

A ‘Lava Bomb’ Crashed Through a Hawaii Tour Boat, Injuring 23 People

An explosion from the Big Island's Kilauea eruption showered passengers with molten debris, seriously injuring some.
Sarah Emerson
7.18.18
Kilauea eruption

Strands of Volcanic Glass Called ‘Pele’s Hair’ Rain Down on Hawaii Residents

The eruption of the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano has caused “Pele’s hair,” a type of volcanic glass that resembles spun sugar, to rain down on Pāhoa residents.
Sarah Emerson
5.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

US Government: Don't Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii's Volcano, You Idiots

It looks like we have another Tide Pod situation on our hands.
Drew Schwartz
5.29.18
GODDESSES

Respect Pele, the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess Who Devours the Earth

Representing both creation and destruction, the deity inhabits Hawaii's erupting volcano and is known for her fiery temper.
Sarah Burke
5.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Blue Flames Erupting from the Ground Are the Latest Addition to Hawaii's Hellscape

And if they come in contact with lava, they can trigger massive explosions.
Drew Schwartz
5.24.18
kilauea volcano

My Hometown Is Being Overtaken by Lava and It's a Beautiful Tragedy

"I've talked to people on the mainland who've said, 'How disgusting.' But we would never use those words. It's phenomenal. Everybody in the world wants to see this."
Kendra Tidwell
5.22.18
video

This Livestream of Hawaii's Volcanic Eruption Is Strangely Hypnotizing

Check out the dramatic seismic event from the safety of your desk.
Drew Schwartz
5.22.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hawaii's Destructive Volcano Just Shattered a Man's Leg with Spattering Lava

Residents are being airlifted from their homes as the eruption grows even more catastrophic.
Drew Schwartz
5.21.18
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