How Tourist Garbage Causes Yellowstone's Morning Glory To Change Color

Decades ago, the Morning Glory pool at Yellowstone National Park was a gorgeous deep blue. But because tourists have thrown coins, rocks, and trash into it for years, the spring has now turned into a sickly yellowish green. Now, a new optics study is shedding light on the pool's unfortunate change of color. » 2/11/15 1:20pm 2/11/15 1:20pm

Snowy Yellowstone Footage Shows Geyser, Buffalo, And Bigfoot?

Because every time there's a new viral Bigfoot video, we can't stop ourselves from watching it, skepticism be damned. This one, at least, contains some lovely views of Yellowstone National Park, where the geysers are majestic and the buffalo roam ... and maybe Sasquatch (keep your eyes on the trees) do, too. » 2/06/15 4:00pm 2/06/15 4:00pm

The Beauty of Yellowstone's Fountain Paint Pots In the Cold

The Fountain Paint Pots in Yellowstone National Park are named for the colorful muds produced by the oxidizing iron in the mud, the natural result of hot springs. In November 2014, a light dusting of snow both revealed the topography of the area and made the steam rising from the ground clear and eerie. » 2/05/15 12:00am 2/05/15 12:00am

Once Again, Yellowstone Is Not Erupting And Killing Us All

Someone, somewhere, decided that Yellowstone was in a period of unusually high geologic activity and facing major road closures and evacuations, and therefore was in danger of imminent eruption. This is all so ridiculously untrue, I hesitate to even use the "debunkery" tag because it's hard to believe it needs… » 8/10/14 6:20pm 8/10/14 6:20pm

How Soon Is Agent Carter Coming to TV? Plus Tons of Arrow News!

The cast and crew of Transcendence talk the science of their dowloaded-brain movie. There are wild rumors from the set of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. And Agents of SHIELD is still reeling from last week's revelations. Plus, news about what new shows we'll be seeing in the fall. Spoilers now! » 4/16/14 6:00am 4/16/14 6:00am

Further evidence that the Yellowstone megavolcano could blow without…

Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a giant volcanic caldera, or an earthen cap that covers a huge reservoir of superhot liquid rock and poison gasses. Large parts of the park were formed in previous eruptions, the most recent of which happened about 70,000 years ago. Now, the floor of the caldera is rising, and… » 9/03/12 11:37am 9/03/12 11:37am