| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:53 PM
There is a new island on our planet. Its name is Niijima, and you can see one of its newest baby pictures, courtesy of NASA, above.
Niijima is a volcanic island. It emerged from the Pacific Ocean one month ago, about 600 miles south of Tokyo. It is...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:42 PM
An exploding underwater volcano is causing a new island to form in the Pacific Ocean about 620 miles south of Tokyo, and you can watch a bit of its dramatic rise in the video above.
The video, showing thick plumes of steam and ash shooting out of the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Illinois, where a fast-moving storm system produced several tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest and left behind a path of destruction in 12 states. More photos Duarte, Calif.: Men pray during a church...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:20 PM
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.
Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
| Oct 20, 2013
HALEAKALA, Hawaii — It's not getting any closer, I thought to myself, gazing at the 30-mile-wide mound of ancient lava in the distance. Nearly an hour into my ride I was pounding the pedals heading up the north slope of Maui's Haleakala, one of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Hiding among the craters in a pockmarked Martian plain lie supervolcanoes that were so powerful that their explosions left deep scars in the ground, scientists say. The first supervolcanoes ever found on Mars, described online Wednesday in the journal...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The letter was two sentences long, addressed to "Dear Mr. Rossellini" and signed "Ingrid Bergman." Like many moviegoers in the late 1940s, the actress was deeply affected by "Rome, Open City" and "Paisan," Roberto Rossellini's landmarks of neorealist...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A seamount in the northwestern Pacific Ocean may be the largest volcano on Earth, and could rival the largest in the solar system -- the mighty Olympus Mons on Mars -- according to oceanographers.
Tamu Massif, a well-known seamount off Japan, turns...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:49 AM
MAUMERE, Indonesia — Lava from an erupting volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village on a small island in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, after ash and smoke from the volcano shot about a mile into the air, officials said.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Magma from deep within the Earth's mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The molten lava that erupts from...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:08 AM
A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.
It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...