NASA takes steps to save human civilisation from Yellowstone Supervolcano: 7 things to know

This volcano is situated in the Yellowstone National Park located in the US. It is defined as one of the major natural threat to the human …

National Parks

The Lost Continent Beneath The Pacific Ocean

<i>Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event.</i> <i>The Curiosity team will be</i> …

Physical Geography

NASA to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

NASA is worried about the Yellowstone supervolcano exploding, so instead they're going to harness its energy for good.<p>Beneath Yellowstone National Park is a giant volcano. The heat from this volcano powers all of the park's famous geysers and hot springs, so most tourists probably don't worry about …

Physical Geography

NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano

Yellowstone National Park's many thermal mineral springs and geysers are features of the volcanic activity underneath the ground. Scientists at NASA …

Yellowstone National Park

Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica's Melting Ice - ExtremeTech

Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica’s Melting Ice<p>By on August 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Global Warming

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has …


The supervolcano threat: Fear not, Nasa has a plan

National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists think they have a way to take the heat out of supervolcanoes - like the one under Lake Taupo.

Physical Geography

Scientists solve one of biology's greatest mysteries - how the first animals appeared on Earth

The rise of algae triggered this major ecological transition.<p>How the first animals appeared on Earth is arguably one of the greatest mysteries in the …


Fracking: UK shale gas is ‘overhyped’ and 'unlikely' to be economically viable, research indicates

The rise of the UK’s nascent shale industry is "overhyped" and 55 million years too late, according to new research of the UK’s geology.<p>A team of scientists has warned that the UK’s most promising shale gas reservoirs have been warped by tectonic shifts millions of years ago which could thwart …


Dallas-area rock collector may have found traces of an ancient cataclysm

With her father in intensive care, Patti Jones knew she had to fulfill what could be his last dying wish: Tell someone about the rocks.<p>Nearly every …

U.S. Postal Service

Dzhus looks to the earth's formation for Tectonic fashion collection

The structure and formation of our planet's layers informed the silhouettes seen in Dzhus' latest collection, which is "dedicated to the evolution of …

Physical Geography

Seismologists get to the bottom of how deep Earth’s continents go

Scientists may have finally pinpointed the bottoms of the continents.

Physical Geography

New plate adds plot twist to ancient tectonic tale

A microplate discovered off the west coast of Ecuador adds another piece to Earth’s tectonic puzzle, according to Rice University …

Physical Geography

Scientists just found Earth's 57th tectonic plate - Futurity

Misfit plates in the Pacific led scientists to the discovery of a new one, "Malpelo."

Physical Geography

A Closer Look at an Undersea Source of Alaskan Earthquakes

During the past century, movement along the Queen Charlotte–Fairweather fault, which lies for most of its length beneath the waters off southeastern …

U.S. Geological Survey

Supervolcanoes: A key to America's electric future?

Most of the lithium used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics comes from Australia and Chile. But Stanford scientists say …


There are almost 100 new volcanoes hiding under Antarctic ice

The 91 newly found volcanoes lurk beneath the vulnerable West Antarctic ice sheet and could accelerate its demise

Global Warming

The Antarctic ice sheet conceals 91 volcanoes. Should we be afraid?

A newly discovered volcano range in Antarctica has prompted a flurry of doomsday predictions<p>Media covered the weekend discovery that the Antarctic ice sheet hides at least 91 newly-discovered volcanoes with an array of alarming headlines. “The greatest concentration of volcanoes has been found in …

Liberal View

Important things found in Antarctica this week: 91 volcanoes and also a fruitcake

And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent.<p>Volcanoes in Antarctica and chunks of fruit in fruitcake are both way more common than you might think. But at least the dried cherries won’t contribute to climate change.<p>This week, a group of researchers from the University of …


Our Earth Formation Theories Could Be All Wrong, New Experiment Suggests

When scientists came up with currently accepted theories about how the Earth formed soon after the sun itself came into being about 4.5 billion years …

World News

Nearly 100 Volcanoes Discovered Beneath Antarctica's Ice

You could say Antarctica sings a song of fire and ice. The continent's frigid reputation is well known, but researchers from the University of …

Physical Geography

The volcanologist who climbs active volcanoes

Rosaly Lopes is a volcanologist at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She's spent her career scaling active volcanoes on Earth, and looking for undiscovered ones in space.<p>Find out how she manages to collect samples in a live eruption, and which volcano she recommends beginners visit for a …

Physical Geography

91 volcanoes discovered under Antarctic ice sheet

Scientists have found a range of 91 volcanoes under a huge ice sheet in West Antarctica.<p>A team of Edinburgh University researchers discovered the chain, noting that there could be negative impacts, particularly as it relates to ice sheets.<p>The study, featured in The Geological Society, took a look …

Climate Change

Antarctica declared world's most volcanic region as 91 new cones found beneath ice

Awaken not the Elder Things, lest they and their shoggoths again battle foul CthulhuBoffins from the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences …


Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change<p>Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.<p>The project, by Edinburgh University …

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An improved thickness estimate for Earth's continents

(—A trio of researchers with the University of Southampton in the U.K. has used a new technique to gain a better perspective on the …

Physical Geography

Board Over Brains – Rocks, Rocks, and Rocks

Why not sacrifice the integrity of <b>Mt. Hood’s 500,000 year-old volcanic rocks?</b> They’re definitely not meant for sliding as they’ve got to be some of …


What 'Seismology' Tells Us About The Sun

My favorite science news is the stuff that changes the way I think about the world and our place in the universe. Many dinosaurs were covered in …

Physical Geography

With 8 threatening volcanoes, USGS says California deserves close monitoring

With the world's top volcanologists heading to Portland, Ore., on Aug. 14 for the first international volcanology assembly held in the U.S. since 1989, the many famous, prominent and dangerous volcanoes of the West Coast will be the subject of field trips and much discussion.<p>Throughout the Cascade …

Pacific Northwest

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Map Shows Ground Deformation Around Caldera Over Last Two Years

The map shows changes in the elevation around the caldera between 2015 and 2017.

Physical Geography