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
volcanoes

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.7.18
Not a Thing

Chill, North Korean Nukes Aren’t Going to Trigger a Volcanic Eruption

There’s plenty of other stuff to be scared about.
Sarah Emerson
6.9.17
Canada

Climate Change Might Be Messing Up Volcanoes’ Planet-Cooling Powers

Volcanoes spew ash into the stratosphere that reflects back some sunlight.
Bryson Masse
11.17.16
Film

Werner Herzog On Science, Language, Mars, and His Fever Dreams

A chat with the unstoppable filmmaker on Radio Motherboard.
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.28.16
nasa

Ceres Is Home to an Ice Volcano Half the Size of Everest

Read on to find out why NASA said, verbatim, that ‘Ceres was once occupied by a dragon.”
Becky Ferreira
9.3.16
climate change

The Dark Ages Were Caused By Two Enormous Volcanic Eruptions

“The sun gave forth its light without brightness.”
Sarah Emerson
4.20.16
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