Some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, hint at past volcanic activity. Is that what made the planet the "hellish" place it is today?
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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Exploding volcanoes, not an extraterrestrial impact, probably caused the Earth to suddenly cool about 13,000 years ago, researchers say.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
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"This quiet period is the longest and most prominent global anthropogenic seismic noise reduction on record."
July 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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A beetle that can handle the heat near volcanoes in the summertime inspired researchers to create a cooling material that doesn't use power.
June 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
June 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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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."
June 15, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
May 29, 2020 • ~4 min
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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.
April 14, 2020 • ~4 min
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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.
April 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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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.
Jan. 23, 2020 • ~3 min
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