Rock On! A Geology Game

Spark kids' interest in rocks, geology, and our magnificent Earth via this teacher-recommended, fun, learning game from iLaughnLearn. This American …

Physical Geography

It's Not Just a Johnny Cash Song. What Is the Ring of Fire?

The Ring of Fire is a 25,000 mile (40,000 km) horseshoe-shaped area of intense volcanic and seismic (earthquake) activity that follows the edges of …

Physical Geography

‘Flat gaps’ in sedimentary rock layers challenge long geologic ages

<b>Article from:</b><i><br>Journal of Creation</i><b><br>23</b>(2):76-81<br>August 2009<p>‘Flat gaps’, generally known as paraconformities, are contacts within sedimentary sequences …

Physical Geography

What You Should Know About Geology

The geology of the Earth is a fascinating subject of study. Whether it is identifying rocks along the road or in your backyard or the threat of …

Physical Geography

Live Science

Teton Mountain Range<p>The Teton Mountain Range is one of the most dazzling, awe-inspiring natural places still found on the North American continent. …

National Parks

Woman Finds Amazing Rare Photos of 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption

Here are never-before-seen images of the worst volcanic eruption in U.S. history.<p>For many, a great thrift find is a vintage dress or lamp. For Kati Dimoff, 38, it was an old camera containing an undeveloped roll of incredible photos of the deadly 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington.<p>“A few …

Physical Geography

So You Want to Buy a Volcano

History shows you’re not alone.<p>In early February 1943, Dionisio Pulido—a farmer in the south Mexican state of Michoacán—began to feel strange tremors …


464 earthquakes in one week hit much feared Yellowstone 'supervolcano'

The supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park has been hit with more than 400 earthquakes since June 12. Researchers say it's nothing to be alarmed about, though.<p>In a statement to the Star Valley Independent, scientists from the University of Utah -- which monitors the volcano -- said the …


The fight to save thousands of lives with sea-floor sensors

Geophysicists are ramping up their efforts to monitor major undersea faults for movement, and search for signs of the next catastrophic quake.<p>Jerry …

University of Washington

Super League: St Helens v Salford Red Devils

<b>St Helens are without Ryan Morgan and Danny Richardson who are both missing with injuries.</b><p>Jake Spedding and Dominique Peyroux are recalled to replace them in the only two changes to their squad.<p>Second-placed Salford have Josh Jones and Greg Johnson back and they are made available for selection.<p>The …

Rugby Union

Vast Volcanic Eruptions Did Dinosaurs a Huge Favour

Era-defining eruptions.<p>A massive extinction event that cleared the way for dinosaurs to spread and diversify at the end of the Triassic period was …

Climate Change

Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'

<b>A million-year-long period of extreme volcanic activity most likely paved the way for the dawn of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.</b><p>Scientists have analysed ancient rocks and have found traces of emissions from huge volcanic eruptions that happened about 200 million years ago.<p>This would have led to …


New evidence that volcanic eruptions triggered the dawn of the dinosaurs

The dinosaurs may have volcanoes to thank for their domination of the planet, at least according to one theory. Most scientists think that a severe …


Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit by a Swarm of More Than 230 Earthquakes in One Week

The eruption risk at Yellowstone remains low, but one of the recent earthquakes was the biggest to have hit since 2014.


What the World of The Hunger Games Teaches Us About Global Warming

Rising sea levels and disappearing ice caps have been a staple of science fiction futures ever since the first alarm bells were sounded that an …

Climate Change

From Gorillas to Grizzlies

<i>Authored by Not Wanderlust’s head geologist: Evan Dismukes</i><p><b>Quick Vocabulary</b><p><b>Basalt</b>: a type of lava.<p><b>Pyroclastic flow</b>: a superheated ash cloud that moves …

Physical Geography

Johnston lives for hockey… and science

"If I see a rock that catches my eye, I could look a bit closer to identify some of the minerals," admitted Johnston, who only has a few courses left …

Physical Geography

Volcanic magma simmers right before it erupts

Volcanoes are not easy to study. Scientists trek over debris fields to place networks of GPS that track the movement of the ground, record …

Physical Geography

Ghostly Satellite Images Show Thick Fog Snaking into Strait of Juan de Fuca

The Pacific Northwest is known for its foggy weather, and satellites recently captured a ghostly scene as thick veils of fog spilled into the Strait …

Cool Stuff

New Zealand study reveals temperature could be key to predicting volcanic eruptions

Volcanic eruptions could now be predicted decades in advance thanks to a New Zealand study of ancient magma crystals.A study of crystals from an …

Physical Geography

What happened to Rabbit Ears Peak?

Rabbit Ears Peak looks a little different after losing a chunk of one of its ears.


Volcanic crystals give a new view of magma

Volcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below an active volcano and they're finding a …

Physical Geography

Looking into the heart of a volcano: We are a step closer to predicting devastating eruptions

Now we know what a volcano's magma looks like in the years before it erupts.<p>The discovery of how magma behaves below active volcanoes has brought …

Physical Geography

You can stay in this tiny house by the world’s most active volcano for £90 a night

Most of us like the idea of hanging out by a volcano.<p>It seems pretty cool and edgy, and we’ve spent years playing ‘the floor is lava’ in …

Physical Geography

Magma stored under volcanoes is mostly solid

Ancient zircon crystals provide clues about the magma that fuels volcanic eruptions.

Physical Geography

Hot rocks, not warm atmosphere, led to relatively recent water-carved valleys on Mars

Present-day Mars is a frozen desert, colder and more arid than Antarctica, and scientists are fairly sure it’s been that way for at least the last 3 …


NASA's Curiosity Rover Traces Ancient Environmental Changes on Mars

What is history of the climate on Mars, and what were the conditions like long ago, before the Red Planet lost its atmosphere? Were they possibly …


Mount St. Helens No Mine Event at Base Camp Brewing

Drink a beer (or kombucha), and help the Cascade Forest Conservancy stop an industrial mine from being built just a few miles from Mount St. …

Physical Geography

Snowball Earth: Explaining a ‘once-in-a-billion-year event’

<b>What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth’s history, known as ‘snowball Earth’? Geologists and climate scientists have been searching for the</b> …

Climate Change