Bárðarbunga Briefly Burbles With A Midnight Fissure Eruption

After rumbling at us all week with unconfirmed subglacial eruptions and tormenting volcanologists to debate will it or won't it erupt, Bárðarbunga belched forth a fountain of lava. The eruption was both gentle and short-lived with no ash, boding well for air travel. » 8/29/14 1:05am 8/29/14 1:05am

Icelandic Scientists Mobilize Monitoring For Uneasy Volcano

After rumbling ominously for days, Bárðarbunga is finally erupting. Maybe. A small subglacial eruption started on Saturday. Scientists rapidly deployed additional sensors in the region, monitoring the ongoing earthquake swarm, surface deformation, and subglacial eruption. » 8/23/14 11:04am 8/23/14 11:04am

Another Volcano Is Rumbling Under The Ice In Iceland

Bárðarbunga is a subglacial volcano in Iceland responsible for a whole lot of seismic activity this week. If it erupts, it could melt the Vatnajökull glacier and produce impressive downstream flooding. At least the latest Icelandic volcano to catch our eye is a lot easier to pronounce than the last one! » 8/20/14 12:34pm 8/20/14 12:34pm

Adorable Animation Illustrates the Flavours of Volcanoes

An animation of a tiny volcano trying to impress its larger peers with an eruption seems like a flight of fancy, but it's really a hidden lesson in volcano morphology. The difference parallels the distinction between tiny-yet-enthusiastic cinder cones and intimidating stratovolcanoes . » 5/17/14 5:31pm 5/17/14 5:31pm

Feathered dinosaur death site could be an "animal Pompeii"

A series of fossil discoveries in the 1990s changed our understanding of the lives of early birds and mammals, as well as the dinosaurs they shared an ecosystem with. All those discoveries had one thing in common: they came from a small region in northern China that preserved what is now called the Jehol Biota. » 2/05/14 7:20am 2/05/14 7:20am