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Image credit: A topographical view of the Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano off the coast of Oregon, via Oregon State University

Undersea Volcano Likely to Be Erupting Off the Coast of Oregon and Washington

It is said that something might be bubbling underwater not far from the American West Coast. Scientists believe that the Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano located 480 kilometers away from the coast of Oregon, could be releasing undersea lava. However, as The Seattle Times put it, it is still uncertain that such […]

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Image credit: Benoit Smets. The new lava lake in DR Congo.

World’s Newest Lava Lake Appears atop Volcano in Africa

Located at a deep crater on the top of the volcano regarded as one of the most active in Africa, and thickly covered by clouds of toxic gas, a bubbling lava lake made its sudden appearance for the first time during the period of seventy-five years. The latest lava lake […]

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Image credit: The new lava that came up in the eruption in the first hours of August 29. The photo was taken at 10:44am local time / Icelandic Coast Guard

Icelandic Volcano Erupts after Weeks of Unrest

For the past seven years, seismic activity has been observed to be increased gradually at Bárðarbunga, the second highest mountain in Iceland. According to the report by Nature, a recent swarm of small earthquakes signified that molten rock underground was moving, thus the area was blocked from the outside visitors. During […]

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Largest Volcano on Earth Is Found Beneath Pacific Ocean

Largest Volcano on Earth Is Found Beneath Pacific Ocean

How big is the world’s largest volcano? The answer is bigger than the British Isles. Recently, researchers from University of Houston announced the discovery of the world’s largest volcano, called Tamu Massif, from Shatsky Rise in northwest Pacific Ocean. The new findings have been published in the journal Nature Geoscience. […]

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Would You Like to Become a Fossil?

Would You Like to Become a Fossil?

Looking at the footprints on the beach, thinking about whether it is still there tomorrow, a peculiar question struck me: when I die, am I going to leave any traces behind in the fossil record? Fossils are not just bones, and they can be parts of an organism’s actual form, […]

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