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April 9, 2014

 

Mt. Erebus steams against a blue sky

Antarctic Volcano?

According to geologists, there's something very hot going on under all that ice.

September 10, 2012

 

volcano erupting against a dark blue sky

How Do Scientists Predict When And Where A Volcano Will Erupt?

There are a few well known warning signs, such as earthquakes in the vicinity of a known volcano. And, of course, smoke rising from a volcano.

July 10, 2012

 

volcano framed by Greek island

Greek Island Shows Signs Of Volcanic Unrest

Fira is a typical Greek city overlooking the Aegean Sea but 35 hundred years ago, it was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in historic times.

April 29, 2011

 

coal rock

Coal May Have Contributed To Mass Extinction

Canadian researchers have found evidence that coal may have contributed to the disaster that killed off the dinosaurs.

November 30, 2010

 

A close up view of the inside of Mount Rainier

Ice, Lava, Geology, And Mount Rainier

What happened to the lava at Mount Rainier? Why is the story so unusual?

November 29, 2010

 

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier And Its Strange Lava

There's a mystery happening along the slopes of Mount Rainier in Washington State.

September 14, 2010

 

Vestmannaeyjar volcano

Vestmannaeyjar, The Town That Fought A Volcano And Won

Could a fire department stop a volcano? Learn about the town of Vestmannaeyjar and their brave firefighters who battled a volcano.

September 13, 2010

 

volcano erupting

Are Underwater Volcanoes Stifled By Water?

When volcanoes erupt underwater, do the waves and ocean currents help calm the eruption?

November 12, 2008

 

Kilauea Volcano

Taking a Volcano’s Temperature

Wouldn't it be nice if we could predict when a volcano was about to erupt? Scientists have recently taken a big step closer toward doing just this.

February 12, 2008

 

Erupting Volcano

Extinction by Volcano?

Do you know how the dinosaurs went extinct? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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