A beetle that can handle the heat near volcanoes in the summertime inspired researchers to create a cooling material that doesn't use power.
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A massive volcanic eruption on the other side of the planet may have created conditions that led to the rise of the Roman Empire, researchers say.
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"...an evolution of the mantle of the Earth could control an evolution of the atmosphere of the Earth, and possibly an evolution of life."
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Earth's underground network of tectonic plates was in place more than 4 billion years ago—about a billion years earlier than scientists had thought.
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201 million year ago, climate change wiped out nearly half of the species on Earth. New research shows volcanic CO2 emissions played a direct role.
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Though it's been hotly debated for decades, tree rings may pin down the year the Thera volcano erupted over the Minoan civilization.
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Volcanoes had nothing to do with K-Pg, the mass extinction event in which dinosaurs perished, researchers say. That was all an asteroid's doing.
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New research indicates climate warming and mercury contamination at the time of the Deccan Traps volcanism.
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