What will become of the massive volcanic pumice rafts spreading…

Last week, we told you about a 7,500-square-mile raft of pumice discovered floating in the Pacific Ocean, but more recent observations by NASA reveal that chunks of the volcanic rock have since spread over an area of 100,000 square miles. So people are starting to wonder: What will become of the pumice? » 8/22/12 4:40pm 8/22/12 4:40pm

Scientists identify the source of 7,500-square-mile "pumice island"

Australian Naval officer Tim Oscar called the massive chunk of volcanic rock pictured up top "the weirdest thing [he'd] seen in 18 years at sea." Now, NASA satellite images have revealed the source of the floating raft: a mysterious undersea volcano known as the Havre Seamount. » 8/14/12 10:34am 8/14/12 10:34am

A naval officer calls this "the weirdest thing I've seen in 18 years at…

The Royal New Zealand Navy has discovered 7500 square miles of the lightweight stone pumice floating in the South Pacific. New Zealand's Scoop reports that Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Tim Oscar called it "the weirdest thing I've seen in 18 years at sea." Oscar went on to tell Scoop: » 8/12/12 8:52pm 8/12/12 8:52pm

Floating rocks were the first cradles of life

We know that ancient organisms crawled out of the sea onto land, not the other way round. We know that the earliest life predates the existence of true continents. But life might just have began on land after all...sort of. » 9/04/11 9:00am 9/04/11 9:00am