The Great Dying killed off 95 percent of marine and terrestrial life 252 million years ago. Mercury found in ancient rock offers persuasive evidence volcanic eruptions are behind the biggest mass extinction that occurred on Earth.
Earth/Environment April 16, 2019
Scientists figured out why pyroclastic flow cheat friction and move rapidly. The findings could help scientists and the authorities to predict the movement of the heated volcanic materials and save the communities in its path.
Earth/Environment April 10, 2019
Researchers explored one of the three youngest islands on Earth back in October. In addition to vegetation and bird life, they found that the 3-year-old volcanic island is covered in light clay mud.
Earth/Environment February 5, 2019
Three months after the volcano's eruption, scientists released data from this summer's major event. The eruption, which started in May, lasted for three months and completely changed the landscape of Hawaii.
Earth/Environment December 12, 2018
In a new study, researchers experimented with adding surface water to lava to understand the basic physics behind the interaction. They found that it does not take much to trigger a dangerous explosion.
Earth/Environment December 11, 2018
The Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD killed thousands of people, and many thought that most of them died due to asphyxiation. However, a new study revealed that for some victims, their skulls exploded and bodily fluids vaporized.
Ancient October 10, 2018
The Katla volcano in Iceland is preparing to erupt for the first time since 1918. Scientists are concerned that an explosion of the highly hazardous volcano will be worse than the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in 2010.
Earth/Environment September 24, 2018
30 million years ago, an oceanic crust went under the North American continent and broke into pieces. The pieces melted into the mantle, causing hot material to rise to the crust to create the Yellowstone Super-Volcano.
Earth/Environment July 27, 2018
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to rage. This time, when its lava hit the water, it caused an explosion that sent a lava bomb flying to a nearby boat, injuring nearly two dozen sightseers.
Earth/Environment July 17, 2018
The NASA Juno spacecraft may have spotted a hidden volcano on Io, one of the dozens of moons of Jupiter. NASA is expecting more clues on the previously undiscovered heat source from the space probe's next flyby.
Space July 15, 2018
Scientists found a volcanic heat source under Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The glacier, which is currently losing 45 billion tons of ice each year, is already in danger of melting away due to the warming oceans created by climate change.
Earth/Environment June 27, 2018
Some residents in Hawaii are claiming that it is raining gems from the sky because of the volcano eruptions. Scientists confirmed that it is actually a substance found in the lava.
Earth/Environment June 20, 2018
NASA was able to capture a huge plume of ash erupting from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Scientists used satellite imagery to be able to capture the eruption as it happened.
Earth/Environment May 10, 2018
Experts' continued efforts to study the recent eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's Big Island suggest more eruptions are on the way. Fissures release toxic gases, which keep residents away from their homes.
Earth/Environment May 10, 2018
At least 10 fissures opened up as Mount Kilauea Volcano eruption progresses. Old vents no longer contribute to the lava flow but they were already clogged, causing lava to shoot as high as 1,000 feet from the newly opened vents.
Earth/Environment May 7, 2018
A massive sinkhole in New Zealand revealed 60,000-year-old soil which included deposits from Lake Taupo eruptions. The crack was likened to the length of two football fields and the largest sinkhole ever seen in New Zealand.
Earth/Environment May 5, 2018
Massive amounts of sulfites and bisulfites in lakes during the Earth’s early years may have helped set the stage for the planet’s early prebiotic milieu.
Earth/Environment April 11, 2018
Geophysicists proved the existence of volcanic thunder by isolating sounds from an erupting volcano. The thunderclaps are usually accompanied by volcanic lightning that could be used to determine ash plume volumes.
Earth/Environment March 16, 2018
A new study claimed that the asteroid crash 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs also triggered catastrophic underwater volcano eruptions. Some scientists, however, remain skeptical that the two events are connected.
Ancient February 8, 2018
Scientists discovered a massive body of magma rising up from under New England. The activity may one day result in a volcanic eruption, but residents should not worry about a volcano suddenly sprouting up in their backyards.
Earth/Environment December 19, 2017
A volcanic super-eruption is capable of returning modern society to a 'pre-civilization state.' Researchers now say that the devastating event could happen sooner than expected.
Earth/Environment November 30, 2017
Layers of ash found in the Santa Barbara Basin, in California suggest that the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted two times more than 6 million years ago. What happened as a result of these super eruptions?
Earth/Environment October 27, 2017
A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Institute suggests the moon once had an atmosphere that lasted for 70 million years. It was apparently caused by gases from volcanic eruptions.
Space October 9, 2017
The magma source, or hot zone, of Campi Flegrei in Italy suggests that the supervolcano may erupt soon. Scientists said the volcano is now like a boiling pot of soup beneath the surface.
Earth/Environment September 18, 2017
Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?
Space July 25, 2017
Volcanic crystals acquired from the debris around New Zealand’s Mount Tarawera may help scientists better predict volcanic eruptions, a new study revealed. This may help determine which volcanoes are at most risk from erupting.
Earth/Environment June 15, 2017
Bogoslof Volcano, in the Aleutian Islands, erupted yet again on May 28, causing a plume of smoke and ash to spread almost 35,000 feet in the air. This may result in flights in the area getting disrupted.
Earth/Environment May 29, 2017
Arsia Mons, a volcano on planet Mars, became dormant about the same time the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that killed the dinosaurs occurred. Why do scientists study volcanic activities on the Red Planet?
Space March 22, 2017
Ten BBC crew members' excitement over Mount Etna's recent activity turns into horror as the volcano erupts while they are filming. A BBC science correspondent shares the experience.
Earth/Environment March 17, 2017
Italy’s Mount Etna has emitted a mass of lava and ash clouds, calling the attention of authorities as well as alarming holiday travelers.
Earth/Environment March 7, 2017
Study of some Martian meteorites have revealed that there was a volcano active on the Red Planet for almost 2 billion years. The study has been published in ‘Science Advances’ journal.
Space February 7, 2017
Using radiocarbon measurements, scientists have traced the date when the Changbaishan volcano in East Asia erupted. The research also debunks the theory that the eruption contributed to the collapse of the Bohai kingdom.
Earth/Environment January 31, 2017
A new study has highlighted that there are historic lessons to be learned in tackling climate change as evident in the winter caused by Indonesia’s Tambora volcanic eruption 200 years ago and the way the fisheries sector handled it.
Earth/Environment January 23, 2017
As part of a human behavior study that could assist in long-term space exploration and the planned Mars mission by the 2030s, a group of scientists enters an isolated Hawaii dome under the HI-SEAS project.
Space January 20, 2017
The Campi Flegrei volcano in Italy which caused Europe's largest volcanic eruption shows signs it could blow up again. What happens when supervolcanoes such as Camp Flegrei and Yellowstone erupt?
Earth/Environment December 24, 2016
The volcanic eruption that formed the Campi Flegrei caldera 39,000 years ago is the largest in the history of Europe. Is the supervolcano under Naples in Italy about to erupt again?
Earth/Environment December 22, 2016
Colima volcano in Mexico has erupted three times on Sunday in frequent intervals with ashes thrown to a radius of more than a mile with ash columns zooming to 1.25 miles (2 km) in height.
Earth/Environment December 21, 2016
A giant magmatic lake discovered below a dormant volcano in Bolivia holds water equivalent to that of the world's giant lakes. The discovery sheds light on why volcanoes erupt.
Earth/Environment November 10, 2016
Mount Aso In Japan erupted on Saturday sending volcanic ash 7 miles into the skies. No injury or major damage was reported but officials have raised alert level to 3.
Earth/Environment October 8, 2016
The Sakurajima Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan, is due for a major eruption within 25 years. Its last major eruption occurred in 1914.
Earth/Environment September 14, 2016
Pavlof Volcano in Alaska is showing signs it could erupt soon. How real is the danger to surrounding communities?
Earth/Environment July 2, 2016
A period of quiet may indicate that an active volcano is about to blow up. The duration of this silent period also predicts the amount of energy the impending volcanic eruption will release.
Earth/Environment June 26, 2016
Archaeologists discovered four human skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop in Pompeii. The remains belong to people who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79.
Ancient June 25, 2016
A huge magma chamber discovered beneath a town in New Zealand may have caused hundreds of tiny earthquakes in the area, a new report suggests. The magma chamber also has the potential to grow into a volcano.
Earth/Environment June 6, 2016
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been spewing gallons of hot lava from two new breakouts since May 24. The volcano is among the most active volcanoes in the world and has been continuously erupting since 1983.
Earth/Environment June 1, 2016