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Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid

Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be an …

Geology

Happy hundredth for the Michaelis-Menten equation

<b>Robyn Williams:</b> How does maths really underpin the science that affects you? Here's Dr John Carmody from the University of Sydney with the 100th …

High Blood Pressure

Indonesia volcano eruption: Six dead on Palue

<b>Six people have been killed in a volcanic eruption on a tiny island in Indonesia, officials have said.</b><p>Mount Rokatenda, on the island of Palue some 2,000km (1,250 miles) east of Jakarta, spewed ash and rocks 2km into the air.<p>Disaster officials said hot ash covered a nearby beach, leaving four adults …

Geology

View from space: Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo volcanoes

Located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the border with Rwanda and Uganda, the volcanoes are among the most active on Earth.<p>Check out …

Astronomy

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15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

Volcano's "Scream" Before Eruption Explained

Understanding the causes behind harmonic tremors could lead to a limited early warning system for volcanic eruptions.<p><b>The small earthquakes that foreshadow some volcanic explosions produce a hum that rises in frequency but then abruptly stops just before an eruption.</b><p><b>Known as a harmonic tremor, this</b> …

Arctic oil boom sparks the next great political and environmental battle

Vast reserves of oil and gas already igniting conflicts<p>Things are heating up fast in the far north. The lands and sea of the Arctic — which have been ice-filled, inhospitable and treacherous for most of human history — are experiencing the effects of climate change more rapidly than anywhere else …