VOLCANOES

A team of evolutionary biologists at Harvard University, working with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence, East Carolina University, Osaka University and the University of Toronto, has reconstructed the genome of an extinct...
Paleontologists at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland have discovered that some feathered dinosaurs had scaly skin like reptiles today, thus shedding new light on the evolutionary transition from scales to feathers. The researchers studied a new...

Clues from deep magma reservoirs could improve volcanic eruption forecasts

New research into molten rock 20km below the Earth's surface could help save lives by improving the prediction of volcanic activity. Volcanic eruptions pose significant...

Indonesia’s Mount Ruang erupts again, spewing ash and peppering villages with debris

Indonesia's Mount Ruang volcano erupted Tuesday for a second time in two weeks, spewing ash almost 2 kilometers (more than a mile) into the...

A powerful volcano is erupting. Here’s what that could mean for weather and climate

When Mount Ruang in Indonesia underwent multiple explosive eruptions last week, volcanic gases were flung so high they reached the atmosphere’s second layer, tens...

More than 2,100 people are evacuated as an Indonesian volcano spews clouds of ash

More than 2,100 people living near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island were evacuated Friday due to the dangers of spreading ash, falling...

Study suggests Io’s volcanoes have been active for 4.5 billion years

A team of geologists and planetary scientists from the California Institute of Technology, the University of California Santa Cruz, New York University, and NASA...

Remote Indonesia volcano erupts again after thousands evacuated

A remote Indonesian volcano sent a tower of ash spewing into the sky Friday, after nearly half a dozen eruptions earlier this week forced...

Indonesia on alert for more eruptions at remote volcano

Indonesian authorities were on alert Friday for more eruptions from a remote island volcano that forced thousands to evacuate this week, as nearby residents...

Indonesia issues tsunami alert after volcano erupts on remote island

Indonesian authorities on Wednesday ordered hundreds of villagers to evacuate following multiple eruptions of a remote island volcano, raising fears it could collapse into...

Iceland volcano still spewing lava, one month on

Orange lava bubbles and pops, occasionally spewing large fountains from a volcano that has been erupting for a month in Iceland, the second-longest eruption...

Mystery of volcanic tsunami solved after 373 years

The explosion of the underwater volcano Kolumbo in the Aegean Sea in 1650 triggered a destructive tsunami that was described by historical eye witnesses....

Iceland in state of emergency after volcano erupts, fourth time in 3 months

Icelandic police declared a state of emergency on Saturday as lava spewed from a new volcanic fissure on the Reykjanes Peninsula, the fourth eruption...

Volcano on uninhabited Galapagos island erupts, sends lava flowing to sea

A volcano on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos has begun erupting, lighting up the nighttime sky as lava tumbled down its sides toward...

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