Life after Catastrophe
Scientists studying deep-sea hydrothermal vents have found that larvae travel hundreds of miles to re-colonize these harsh locations after a volcanic eruption. The new study could challenge existing beliefs ...
Down the Lunar Rabbit-hole
A whole new world came to life for Alice when she followed the White Rabbit down the hole. There was a grinning cat, a Hookah-smoking caterpillar, a Mad Hatter, and much more. It makes you wonder... what's ...
Witness the birth of Africa’s new ocean
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Leeds are predicting that within 10 million years Africa’s Horn will fall away and a new ocean will form.
Seventh Graders Find a Cave on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- California middle school students using the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter have found lava tubes with one pit that appears to be a skylight to a cave.
Volcano near Philippine capital rumbling back to life
A volcano close to the Philippine capital is becoming active and may eventually erupt, scientists said Tuesday as they warned tourists to avoid its famous crater.
Ash not expected to blow toward North America
(AP) -- Questions and answers about the volcanic ash cloud.
NASA Satellite Eyes Iceland Volcano Cauldron
(PhysOrg.com) -- On Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Hyperion instrument onboard NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this pair of images of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull ...
Scientists Explore Origins of 'Supervolcanoes' on the Sea Floor
(PhysOrg.com) -- "Supervolcanoes" have been blamed for multiple mass extinctions in Earth's history, but the cause of their massive eruptions is unknown.
Venus is alive -- geologically speaking (w/ Video)
ESA's Venus Express has returned the clearest indication yet that Venus is still geologically active. Relatively young lava flows have been identified by the way they emit infrared radiation. The finding suggests ...
NASA Sensors Providing Rapid Estimates of Iceland Volcano Emissions
(PhysOrg.com) -- A NASA research team is using the latest advances in satellite artificial intelligence to speed up estimates of the heat and volume of lava escaping from an erupting volcano in Iceland.
Team explains how dinosaurs rose to prominence
A shade more than 200 million years ago, the Earth looked far different than it does today. Most land on the planet was consolidated into one continent called Pangea. There was no Atlantic Ocean, and the rulers ...
Scientists to evaluate Icelandic volcano eruption
(AP) -- Scientists are flying over southern Iceland to evaluate whether it's safe for people to return to their homes after a volcanic eruption.
Iceland fears 2nd, even larger volcanic eruption
(AP) -- A volcano in southern Iceland has erupted for the first time in almost 200 years, raising concerns that it could trigger a larger and potentially more dangerous eruption at a volatile volcano nearby.
Lava likely made river-like channel on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- Flowing lava can carve or build paths very much like the riverbeds and canyons etched by water, and this probably explains at least one of the meandering channels on the surface of Mars. These ...