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This Drone Footage of an Erupting Volcano is Absolutely Nuts

Put your face close to your screen and hit play. This short video, uploaded by YouTuber Shaun O'Callaghan, was shot from a DJI Phantom quad-copter as Yasur volcano on Tanna Island in Vanuatu erupted. Read More >>

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Supervolcanoes Are Even Scarier Than We Thought

Do you have a cute and cuddly stuffed animal near you? If not, you might want to find one because what you're about to read will scare you silly. And not the good kind of silly either. We're talking The-End-Is-Coming sort of silly. Read More >>

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Mount Etna is Making it Rain Rocks

There's nothing like some casual rock precipitation to make you glad you packed your umbrella. Read More >>

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Why This Magical Lake Changes Colour With the Weather

Japanese photographer Kent Shiraishi is the author of a photograph that's now known to millions as the background wallpaper to OSX Mountain Lion—the counterpart to Windows 95's rolling green grass fields. But while most of us know Shiraishi's photo, not as many know the fascinating story behind it. Read More >>

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Scientists Found the World's Largest Volcano on Ocean Floor Near Japan

The biggest volcano ever found on Earth—one of the biggest we know of in the solar system—has been hidden for ages. But now scientists have found it, just chillin' beneath the sea. It's a monster. Read More >>

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How a Film Crew Captured Four—Count 'Em, Four—Simultaneous Volcanic Eruptions

A volcano erupting on its own is no big deal; they're like earthquakes, no one cares unless it's catastrophic. But to have four separate volcanic cones — each fed by separate magma sources — all erupting within 110 miles of one another simply doesn't happen. Ever. This must be what witnessing Haley's Comet was like. Read More >>

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Farming Sulphur on the Edge of an Acid-Spewing Volcano Is Just as Miserable as It Sounds

The sulphur in your match-head comes from the earth just like any other ore. However, most other minerals aren't still excavated by hand. From the edges of giant acid pools. Read More >>

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First Photos of China's 298-Million-Year-Old Buried Forest

These are the first photos of some of the countless treasures found in the extraordinary 298-million-year-old forest discovered under coal mine in Wuda, Inner Mongolia, China. Read More >>

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Extraordinary 298-Million-Year-Old Forest Discovered Under Chinese Coal Mine

American and Chinese scientists are flabbergasted after discovering a giant 298-million-year-old forest buried intact under a coal mine near Wuda, in Inner Mongolia, China. They are calling it the Pompeii of the Permian period because, like the ancient Roman city, it was covered and preserved by volcanic ash. Read More >>

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Death Valley Volcano "May Explode At Any Time"

Good news: A team of scientists has discovered that we can predict super volcano eruptions "decades in advance." Bad news: Another team of scientists have discovered that a volcano in Death Valley, California, may explode at any time. Read More >>

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A Volcano Casts a Shadow on the Sky Itself

Volcanoes are incredible sights on their own — but toss in a stupendous sunset, and you've got yourself a photo, homie. This shadow scene looks like the world turned upside-down. Read More >>

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