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Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky. more
Data from Kilauea suggests the eruption was unprecedented  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A very large team of researchers from multiple institutions in the U.S. has concluded that the Kilauea volcanic eruption that occurred over this past summer represented an unprecedented volcanic event. In their... more
Researchers solve seismic mystery that shook central Alberta communities  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Icequakes created by a unique combination of weather and buckling lake ice—not earthquakes—caused the tremors that damaged homes and properties in several central Alberta communities last New Year's Day, according... more
WATCH: Woman agrees to become an 'Immortal Corpse' for science  ABC NEWS · 4 days
National Geographic reports on Susan Potter's decision to have her body sliced up 27,000 times and turned into a digital cadaver for medical education. more
Why one woman agreed to become an 'Immortal Corpse' for science  ABC NEWS · 4 days
National Geographic’s special-edition, single-topic issue on “The Future of Medicine” features the longest-in-the-making feature story for the magazine. more
Corporate Power and Greed Reign Supreme in 'Mars' Episode 5  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Yesterday (Dec. 10), National Geographic's "Mars" Season 2 returned with a heart-pounding fifth episode. more
After quakes and flooding, Japan picks 'disaster' as 2018 symbol  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Japan on Wednesday selected the Chinese character for "disaster" as its "defining symbol" for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms. more
Here’s what was surprising about Kilauea’s 3-month-long eruption  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
Researchers revealed new insight into the Hawaiian volcano’s most recent eruption. more
Artificial intelligence helps predict volcanic eruptions  Science Magazine · 6 days
Global warning system based on data from existing satellites could be just a couple years away more
Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well... more
Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well... more
The 2018 rift eruption and summit collapse of Kilauea Volcano  Science Magazine · 6 days
In 2018, Kīlauea Volcano experienced its largest lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption and caldera collapse in at least 200 years. After collapse of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent... more
Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Earthquake hazard assessment often overlooks intra-slab earthquakes. EarthScope Transportable Array data for the 2016 Iniskin and Nov. 30, 2018 Anchorage earthquakes in Alaska offer new insight into potential causes of... more
Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The 2016 Iniskin earthquake (magnitude 7.1) that shook Anchorage, Alaska, was captured by the seismometers of the EarthScope Transportable Array. This data is helping Geoff Abers, a professor at Cornell... more
A glimpse into future oceans  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Something peculiar is happening in the azure waters off the rocky cliffs of Ischia, Italy. There, streams of gas-filled volcanic bubbles rising up to the surface are radically changing life around them by making seawater acidic. Stanford researchers... more
Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with humanmade lava are helping to answer this important question. This long-term, ongoing study aims to shed... more
Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with manmade lava are helping to answer this important question. more
NASA's Mars InSight flexes its arm  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters), the arm will be used to pick up science instruments... more
InSight Lander Flexes Its Arm  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters),... more
Image: Chachani, Peru  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Chachani mountain in Peru. Standing at over 6000 m, Chachani is the tallest of the mountains near the Peruvian city of Arequipa. The outskirts of the city and part of the airport... more
Volcanic eruptions that depleted ocean oxygen may have set off the Great Dying  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Massive eruptions from volcanoes spewing greenhouse gases 252 million years ago may have triggered Earth’s biggest mass extinction. more
A microbe's membrane helps it survive extreme environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Within harsh environments like hot springs, volcanic craters and deep-sea hydrothermal vents -- uninhabitable by most life forms -- microscopic organisms are thriving. How? It's all in how they wrap themselves. more
Volcanoes are Fed by ‘Mush’ Reservoirs, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Volcanoes are not fed by liquid magma formed in large, underground caves called ‘magma’ chambers; instead, they are... more
A microbe's membrane helps it survive extreme environments  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Within harsh environments like hot springs, volcanic craters and deep-sea hydrothermal vents – uninhabitable by most life forms – microscopic organisms are thriving. How? It's all in how they wrap themselves. more
Volcanoes fed by 'mush' reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions. more
Volcanoes fed by 'mush' reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions. more
A Dangerous Alien Illness Rises on Latest 'Mars' Episode  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The first three episodes of National Geographic's "Mars" highlighted just how taxing, dangerous and ethically gray life on Mars could be. But Episode 4 makes the realities of life on... more
InSight Landed inside Sand-Filled Crater, NASA Researchers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
On November 26, 2018, NASA’s InSight probe touched down on the western side of a flat, smooth expanse of lava... more
Mars New Home 'a Large Sandbox'  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
With InSight safely on the surface of Mars, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is busy learning more about... more
Mars new home 'a large sandbox'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With InSight safely on the surface of Mars, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is busy learning more about the spacecraft's landing site. They knew when InSight landed on Nov. 26... more
Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn't his car—it was a huge earthquake. more
A 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Just Shook Alaska  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The earthquake struck 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Anchorage, prompting a tsunami warning. more
Team uncovers new molecule with big implications  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Almost 20 years ago, the University of Delaware's Tom Hanson started studying the bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum (Cba. tepidum), an organism that only lives in volcanic hot springs, to understand how it captures energy from... more
Lizards adapt to invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants -- which can bite, sting, and kill lizards -- reversing geographical trends... more
Authenticating the geographic origin of hazelnuts  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. Because consumers and processors are willing to pay more for better nuts -- especially in fine chocolates and other... more
New automated volcano warning system forecasts imminent eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have developed an automated early warning system for volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. The new system helped government officials warn the public of impending eruptions in Italy and could... more
Proton NMR spectroscopy shows hazelnuts from different regions have different metabolite profiles  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. more
Geographer brings fresh perspective to study of US, world corruption in new books  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A few years ago, Barney Warf wondered why no geographer yet had undertaken a major study of corruption. The geography professor at... more
Authenticating the geographic origin of hazelnuts  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. Because consumers and processors are willing to pay more for better nuts—especially in fine chocolates and other delicacies—testing methods... more
VitalTag to give vital information in mass casualty incidents  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When mass casualty incidents occur—shootings, earthquakes, multiple car pile ups—first responders can easily be overwhelmed by the sheer number of victims. When every second counts, monitoring all the victims in... more
InSight Successfully Lands on Mars, Sends First Images  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
After an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458 million km) journey from Earth, NASA’s InSight lander successfully touched down Monday, November 26,... more
Free tool predicts if the next downpour will flood your basement  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A free digital tool allows users to identify drainage patterns from deluges and identify highly vulnerable areas. The tool has been developed by a University of... more
A new algorithm could help protect planes from damaging volcanic ash  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
A computer program that tracks the temperature and height of clouds in the atmosphere could keep planes away from volcanic ash. more
950-Mile-Long Cloud Spotted Over Martian Volcano. And It Has Staying Power.  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Unlike other Martian cloud structures that seem to poof in and out of existence, this one has staying power. more
Nat Geo's 'Mars' Highlights the Dangerous Realities of Science in Episode 3  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Tonight's episode of National Geographic's "Mars" showcases the great lengths that scientists will go to in order to answer some of life's most difficult... more
A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island 3,980 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island, in Antarctica, 3,980 years ago, and not 8,300, as it was previously thought. This event was the largest eruption in the... more
White-browed Shortwing is not 1 but 4 species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The White-browed Shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) has been considered to be a single species distributed from the central Himalayas to the southeast Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia.... more
A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island 3,980 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island in Antarctica 3,980 years ago, and not 8,300, as it was previously thought, according to an international study published in Scientific... more
6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran institute  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, Iran's institute of geophysics said. more
Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists. more
Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An active Alaska volcano is ramping up, spewing ash emissions nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air. more
What a sinking island can tell us about sea-level change and earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
One of the most striking features of Santa Catalina Island, southwest of Los Angeles, is an absence. Unlike much of the California coast and... more
950-Mile-Long Cloud Spotted Over Martian Volcano. And It Has Staying Power.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Unlike other Martian cloud structures that seem to poof in and out of existence, this one has staying power. more
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. more
Sunset Crater, San Francisco Volcanic Field  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The San Francisco Volcanic Field is a 4,700 square kilometers (1,800 square miles) area in the southern boundary of the Colorado Plateau. The field contains more than 600 scoria cones active in the past six million... more
Oil extraction likely triggered mid-century earthquakes in L.A.  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
World War II-era oil pumping under Los Angeles likely triggered a rash of mid-sized earthquakes in the 1930s and 1940s, potentially leading seismologists to overestimate the earthquake potential in the region, according... more
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. A study of Sólheimajökull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, shows... more
Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Geographers have created a new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Researchers turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the... more
Red Planet Inhabitants Face Constant Turmoil in 'Mars' Episode 2  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
In the second episode of National Geographic's "Mars" Season 2, airing tonight (Nov. 19), the inhabitants of Olympus Town grapple with personal turmoil as well as the harsh... more
Communities flee eruption at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
About 4,000 residents fled Guatemala's Volcano of Fire Monday as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier... more
Computer scientists use artificial intelligence to boost an earthquake physics simulator  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from the Earthquake Research Institute, Department of Civil Engineering and Information Technology Center at the University of Tokyo, and the RIKEN Center... more
'Mission to the Sun': National Geographic to Air Parker Solar Probe Special Tonight! (Video)  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Monday evening (Nov. 19), National Geographic will air a 1-hour special about Parker Solar Probe, the record-breaking mission currently slinging... more
Evacuations urged near Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Disaster coordination authorities have asked 10 communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. more
Here’s what was surprising about Kilauea’s 3-month-long eruption
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Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes
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New automated volcano warning system forecasts imminent eruptions
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Lizards quickly adapt to threat from invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits
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