Mars: Mud flows on Red Planet behave like 'boiling toothpaste'

Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: geology mars volcanoes space-exploration

Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 23, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: volcanoes naples

Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption

Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: geology volcanoes earth-science space-exploration earth-observation philippines

Etna volcano: The Mountain Man celebrates his life's work

The UK volcanologist John Murray has painstakingly measured Mt Etna for half a century.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 6, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: volcanoes earth-science sicily

Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean

The mass of pumice, the size of Manhattan, is believed to come from an underwater volcano near Tonga.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 26, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: volcanoes australia pacific-ocean

Skye volcanic eruption 'changed climate'

Researchers say it is the first time a large-scale explosive volcanic event has been confirmed in Scotland.

By Kenneth Macdonald • bbcnews
Jan. 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: volcanoes isle-of-skye university-of-st-andrews university-of-durham isle-of-eigg

Warning against 'volcano tourism' risks

Thrill-seeking tourists are putting themselves in danger getting too close to volcanoes.

By Sean Coughlan • bbcnews
Dec. 20, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: volcanoes tourism

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