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Unraveling a geological mystery using lasers from space
Unraveling a geological mystery using lasers from space

Shaped like an upturned boat, drumlin hills (pictured above) are found clustered together in their hundreds and thousands in distinct ...

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USGS: Risk of 2016 quake increases, especially in Oklahoma
USGS: Risk of 2016 quake increases, especially in Oklahoma

This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows the USGS forecast for damage from natural and induced earthquakes in the U...

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Alaska volcano ash cloud covers 400 miles, cancels flights
Alaska volcano ash cloud covers 400 miles, cancels flights

Pavlof Volcano in Alaska Erupts With Massive Ash Cloud A “red” level aviation alert has been issued following the eruption of a hi...

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The Geology of Lavacicle Caves
The Geology of Lavacicle Caves

Stalactites in Arnarker lava tube icelandic cave The generic term " lavacicle " has been applied to lava stalactites ...

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 Pink Meteorite reveals rare unstable element
Pink Meteorite reveals rare unstable element

Close-up of a meteorite sample, showing a ceramic-like refractory inclusion (in pink). Refractory inclusions are the oldest-known rocks i...

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Ancient super-eruptions in Yellowstone Hotspot track 'significantly larger' than expected
Ancient super-eruptions in Yellowstone Hotspot track 'significantly larger' than expected

The volcanic ashfall region in the United States where ash reached a thickness of 1 cm A number of giant super-eruptions between 8 and ...

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Making magma helps researchers understand volcanoes
Making magma helps researchers understand volcanoes

Making magma helps researchers understand volcanoes The best way to figure out how something is made is to take it apart and put it b...

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What is the Difference Between Minerals and Crystals?
What is the Difference Between Minerals and Crystals?

Left : P air of tanzanite crystals! From Arusha Region, Tanzania   Credit: Anton Watzl Right : Man-made Bismuth crystal  By kskt4 ...

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What are the benefits of volcanoes?
What are the benefits of volcanoes?

The Paluweh volcano; copyright Tom Pfeiffer. Volcanoes are renowned for their destructive power. In fact, there are few forces of na...

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The oldest mountains on earth
The oldest mountains on earth

Barberton Mountain Land Most scientists agree that the Barberton Greenstone Belt in South Africa is the oldest mountain range on Ea...

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Australian geologists discover meteorite older than Earth
Australian geologists discover meteorite older than Earth

A meteorite fragment believed to be older than Earth itself has been discovered in Australia, and it almost washed away before scientists ...

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New Form of Carbon Is Harder than Diamonds
New Form of Carbon Is Harder than Diamonds

Diamond is the ultimate gemstone For those looking for cheap diamonds, they might want to cozy up to researchers at North Carolina ...

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Fragments of meteorite that exterminated dinosaurs Found in Colombia
Fragments of meteorite that exterminated dinosaurs Found in Colombia

island of Gorgonilla (Image credit: Diario del Huila) A team of scientists working on the Colombian island of Gorgonilla, in the Pacif...

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