Types of Volcanoes Types of Volcanoes

A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot la...

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Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues About Our Planet Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues About Our Planet

Cutaway of the Earth’s surface, down to the liquid core. A numerical convection experiment shows ...

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Geologists Make Their Own Lava to Prep for Explosive Experiments Geologists Make Their Own Lava to Prep for Explosive Experiments

Red-hot. Inside the furnace, rock has begun to melt to form lava. Credit: Ingo Sonder How do yo...

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Remains of mammoth uncovered in Mexico Remains of mammoth uncovered in Mexico

Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have b...

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Congo volcano brings farmers rich soil but eruption threat Congo volcano brings farmers rich soil but eruption threat

In this March 29, 2010 file photo, a resident walks past banana trees near the base of Mount Nyir...

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New technique settles old debate on highest peaks in US Arctic New technique settles old debate on highest peaks in US Arctic

Mt Isto, the tallest peak in the US Arctic, shown as a 3-D visualization of fodar data. Yellow do...

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Volcanoes get quiet before they erupt Volcanoes get quiet before they erupt

Photo of Tilca volcano in Nicaragua erupting. Credit: Diana Roman When dormant volcanoes are ab...

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How the mouse outlived 'the giant' How the mouse outlived 'the giant'

The maxillary canal for the trigeminal nerve (in green, right) and the corresponding pits on th...

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Pterosaur flies safely home after 95 million years Pterosaur flies safely home after 95 million years

Michael Caldwell (L) and Philip Currie (R) pictured with the pterosaur before its return to Leban...

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