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Why Can’t We Predict When a Volcano Will Stop Erupting?

Smoke rises from a volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain on Friday Oct. 1, 2021. Photo: Daniel Roca (AP)On September...

Red-Hot ‘Lava Bomb’ Careening Down Volcanic Slope Looks Like It Came Straight From Hell

The 3-foot-wide lava bomb racing down the slope of Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, Spain. Gif: Harri Geiger/GizmodoBoulders rolling down mountains at...

New Moon Rocks Brought to Earth Have Scientists Wondering How They Melted

Lunar material brought to Earth last December—the first new Moon rocks scientists have gotten their hands on since the 1970s—have been found ...

16th-Century English Mystic’s ‘Magical’ Mirror Confirmed to Be of Aztec Origin

Study co-author Elizabeth Healey examining the obsidian mirror. Image: S. CampbellScientists have shown that an obsidian hand-mirror once owned by the Renaissance polymath...

Catastrophic Volcanic Eruption Prompted Construction of Ancient Maya Pyramid, Research Suggests

The pyramid, known as the Campana structure, with volcanic mountains in the background. Image: Akira IchikawaAround 1,500 years ago, a powerful volcanic eruption...
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