Time-Lapse Footage Of April's Calbuco Eruption Is Otherworldly

On April 22, 2015, a stratovolcano in southern Chile called Calbuco erupted for the first time in 42 years. Filmmaker Martin Heck was in the area shooting a neighboring volcano, when Calbuco came alive. He fixed his cameras on its undulating plumes of ash. This gobstopping time-lapse is the fruit of the images he… » 6/23/15 5:09pm 6/23/15 5:09pm

Are Geologists Able To Drill To The Center Of The Earth?

“Are geologists... better than engineers? ... able to drill to the center of the Earth? ... the sexiest man [sic] alive?” Geologist Miles Traer (previously here & here) typed “Are geologists...” into Google then used the rest of the alphabet and auto-complete to finish the questions. He then did his best to answer… » 6/11/15 10:30am 6/11/15 10:30am

These Maps Show Just How Screwed China Will Be After Sea Levels Rise

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s sea levels are poised to rise dramatically in the future — as much as 200 feet (60 meters) in some parts. China’s coastlines are considered to be among the most vulnerable areas, as conveyed by these rather disturbing maps.
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A Look At Mount St. Helens 35 Years After Its Historic Eruption

This satellite image of Washington’s Mount St. Helens comes courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory, which notes that tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption and subsequent landslide, which killed 57 people. Scientists still keep a close watch on the site from both the air and ground. » 5/17/15 4:30pm 5/17/15 4:30pm