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Volcanoes Blow Smoke Rings. Now We Know How They Do It. loading...
Volcanoes Blow Smoke Rings. Now We Know How They Do It.
These ghostly hoops have been spotted above volcanic events around the world. But how they form has long been a mystery.
This Toddler-Size Parrot Was A Prehistoric Oddity loading...
This Toddler-Size Parrot Was A Prehistoric Oddity
The flightless 'squawkzilla' stood three feet tall and was twice the weight of the kakapo, the heaviest parrot alive today.
Tiny Liver Grown In The Lab. Here's What It Can Teach Us. loading...
Tiny Liver Grown In The Lab. Here's What It Can Teach Us.
The most complex mini-organ of its kind offers clues to treating a host of diseases.
Why We Like What We Like: A Scientist’s Surprising Findings loading...
Why We Like What We Like: A Scientist’s Surprising Findings
Your genes, your germs, and your environment all may influence your tastes in food—as well as partners and politics.
How A Fish Might Grow Your Next Salad loading...
How A Fish Might Grow Your Next Salad
In a virtuous cycle of sustainability, waste from fish farming becomes nutrients for growing vegetables, which cleanse the water for fish farming.
Saber-Tooth Surprise: Fossils Redraw Picture Of The Fearsome Big Cat loading...
Saber-Tooth Surprise: Fossils Redraw Picture Of The Fearsome Big Cat
Hundreds of teeth pulled from the La Brea tar pits in California are revising our image of this icon of the Ice Age.
Six Underwater Volcanoes Found Hiding In Plain Sight loading...
Six Underwater Volcanoes Found Hiding In Plain Sight
Lurking below a heavily trafficked waterway, the discovery highlights how many mysteries still simmer under the sea.
Why Did The Dinosaurs Go Extinct? loading...
Why Did The Dinosaurs Go Extinct?
Learn about the mass extinction event 66 million years ago and the evidence for what ended the age of the dinosaurs.
Extreme Black Hole Vindicates Einstein (Again) loading...
Extreme Black Hole Vindicates Einstein (Again)
A detailed look at the supermassive black hole in our galaxy’s core is the latest attempt to push our knowledge of gravity to the limit.
Oldest Carving In East Asia Found. But Its Maker Is A Mystery. loading...
Oldest Carving In East Asia Found. But Its Maker Is A Mystery.
Cut bones dating back more than a hundred thousand years challenge the idea that our species was the only type of human with the capacity for abstract thought.
Magma Speed Record Set By Icelandic Volcano loading...
Magma Speed Record Set By Icelandic Volcano
The ancient event was the geologic equivalent of a sprinting cheetah—and it may help researchers better understand how to detect future eruptions.
Magma Found Simmering Under An Extinct Volcano. Here's What That Means. loading...
Magma Found Simmering Under An Extinct Volcano. Here's What That Means.
New analysis provides a stunning peek into the inner workings—and potential hazards—of volcanoes thought to have long ago gone quiet.

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