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240 cubic miles of magma discovered underneath dormant California supervolcano

Chronicle Graphic<p>Scientists have discovered 240 cubic miles of semi-molten magma below the Long Valley Caldera, a supervolcano in eastern California near Mammoth Mountain.<p>The long-dormant supervolcano is currently a 20-mile-long caldera, or a crater that forms after an eruption forces the mouth of …

Geology

Female veterans run for US Congress in record numbers to solve America's 'leadership crisis'

Maura Sullivan served as a marine in Iraq. Chrissy Houlahan worked on America’s response to nuclear attacks. Pam Keith defended troops who were court-martialed.<p>All three women dedicated years of their lives to the American military. All three are now running for seats in the US Congress.<p>The …

Veterans

Europe's Heatwave Is So Intense, Rare Flamingoes Just Laid Eggs For The First Time in 15 Years

Oof.<p>The heat wave that has swept Europe over the summer may not be very pleasant for the human population, but rare pink tropical birds at a nature …

Heat Waves

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

More than 21,000 images fill this overlooked gem of a prehistoric site.<p>Centuries ago, Mogollon people stood in front of these basalt rocks. Clutching …

Archaeology

Brain area responsible for pessimism found

Neuroscientists have now found the brain area responsible for pessimism. The new research suggests that both anxiety and depression are caused by an …

Neuroscience

Little Dogs Play a Visual Trick While Peeing to Manipulate Your Perception

Gymnastics are key to making a strong impression.<p>You might impulsively think of urination as a pure experience without pretense or poise. But if you …

Ants build hanging bridge to attack wasp nest

Astonishing footage captures the moment a million army ants worked together to build a bridge designed to help invade a giant wasp nest.<p>The highly …

Zoology

Scientists finally have a suitable explanation for Jupiter’s weirdly colorful bands

Of all the planets in our Solar System, Jupiter is probably the most interesting to look at. It’s just a big ball of fast-moving gasses in all kinds …

Astronomy

My ancestry test revealed a genetic bombshell

When Linda Ketchum of Glendale, Calif., asked her husband for an AncestryDNA kit for Christmas, it was just a lark. She had no family secrets she was …

Genealogy

Family of a man who stole and crashed a plane is 'stunned and heartbroken'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Relatives of Richard Russell say they are "stunned and heartbroken" after the airline worker stole a passenger plane Friday from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and was killed when he crashed 25 miles away.<p>"This is a complete shock to us," the family said in a statement Saturday …

Airplanes

Why Humans Are the Only Primates Capable of Talking

Compared to humans, most primates produce a limited range of vocalizations: At one end of the spectrum, there’s the Calabar angwantibo, an arboreal …

Evolution

Bay Area Police Chief’s Son Accused in Brutal Assault of Sikh Man Appears in Court

The teenage son of a California police chief accused of assaulting a Sikh man in a disturbing attack caught on video was arraigned Friday, according …

Crime

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to Hyderabad …

Extinction

Sweet Video of Chimp Playing 'Airplane' With Baby Will Melt Your Heart

If you need a break from your busy schedule, we've found a literal pick-me-up for you. Many parents will remember playing "airplane" with their kids …

Chimpanzees

NASA Spotted a Vast, Glowing 'Hydrogen Wall' at the Edge of Our Solar System

There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.<p>That hydrogen wall is …

Space

Pebble Mosaic Unearthed in Western Greece

ARTA, GREECE—<i>Tornos News</i> reports that a mosaic made of pebbles was discovered in a bathhouse near the center of the ancient city of Ambracia, which …

Archaeology

This Colorful New Seahorse Is the Size of a Grain of Rice

AnimalsVideo<p>Researchers have discovered a tiny new species of pygmy seahorse that inhabits the boulder-strewn coasts of Japan.<p>AnimalsVideo<p>Meet the Japan pig, a newfound species of pygmy seahorse discovered in Japan.<p>Only the size of a grain of rice, these colorful creatures inhabit shallow waters …

Fish

Explorers Research a Mysterious Volcanic System in Guatemala

Culture & Exploration<p>A dream team set out on a mission to study the world’s most active lava-dome complex in order to help people living in a volcano's shadow.<p>A trio of explorers sit atop Guatemala’s Santa María volcano, looking down on one of the world’s most active lava-dome complexes. They’d …

Time-lapse Photography

We Know West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too?

EnvironmentConnecting the Dots<p>For years, scientists thought that icy, remote East Antarctic glaciers were stable. But that may no longer be the case.<p>Along the coast of West Antarctica, glaciers are retreating at alarming rates, crumbling as warm waters chew at their fragile edges.<p>But for years, …

Antarctica

Scientists discovered the world's forgotten 8th wonder, but it's never coming back

After more than 125 years of mystery, scientists think they have reconfirmed the final resting place of the world's forgotten "eighth wonder," clearing up much of the uncertainty from previous studies.<p>On 10 June 1886, Mt Tarawera blew its top in one of the largest volcanic eruptions in New …

Earth Science

Frontal lobe paradox: where people have brain damage but don't know it

Humans have big brains and our frontal lobes, just behind the forehead, are particularly huge. Injuries to this part of the brain often happen after …

Neurology

Terrifying! Here’s What The World Will Look Like Once ALL The Ice Melted

Advertisement<p>Throughout the years, we have learned that mankind has drastically changed planet Earth. If all the ice melted on Earth, it would …

Global Warming

Yosemite Closed Indefinitely As California Fires Grow To Largest In History: Map And Update

The scope of California’s fires is unprecedented and has resulted in the closure of Yosemite National Park as firefighters battle 17 large fires, one of which is the largest fire in California’s history.<p>To help give perspective, we’ll cover both updates and maps of where the fires currently are and …

National Parks

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Stunning Drone Footage Taken Flying Over the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii

History buff Rusty of Rusty’s History Zone posted absolutely stunning drone footage flying over the ruins of ancient Pompeii. This quick clip offers …

Archaeology

This is what being in love looks like – in pictures

After covering a series of bleak assignments – terrorist attacks in Paris, the rise of the European extreme right, sex slavery in Spain – the French-American photojournalist and videographer Stefania Rousselle was mired in pessimism and despair. “My heart was broken,” she said. “I didn’t believe in …

Relationships

Who are the Sikhs and what are their beliefs?

New Jersey’s first Sikh attorney general, Gurbir Singh Grewal, was a target of disparaging remarks recently. Two radio hosts commented on Grewal’s …

Religion

Exquisitely Designed 2,000-Year-Old Roman Shoe Discovered in a Well

We all know the ancient Romans were skilled engineers, constructing vast highways to cover the enormous lands they conquered. But did you know they were also fashionable? In the Empire, footwear was used as a status symbol in addition to providing warmth and protection. And with Italy's reputation …

Shoes

US invaded by savage tick that sucks animals dry, spawns without mating

Eight states reporting the little suckers. No evidence they're carrying disease—yet.<p>A vicious species of tick originating from Eastern Asia has …

New Jersey