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{FD} Part of Grand Teton National Park near Yellowstone supervolcano closed after massive fissure opens

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Expanding cracks and fissures at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming have prompted officials to close certain areas to tourists. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Quadrillion’ tons of diamonds discovered deep below Earth’s surface

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A team of scientists made an enormous discovery when they recently uncovered a “quadrillion” tons of diamonds,buried more than 100 miles below Earth’s surface, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano eruption forms new lava ‘island’ just off coast

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The ongoing eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano and continued lava flows into the sea has created a tiny new landmass off the Big Island, officials revealed Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano: Kilauea lava boiled away Big Island’s largest freshwater lake

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Lava from the Kilauea eruption has boiled away Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake in just a matter of hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Lava from Kilauea ‘hotter than ever’ after eruption, scientists warn

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Lava bubbling to the surface on Hawaii’s Big Island is the hottest and most fluid it’s been since Kilauea erupted four weeks ago — measuring at least 1,652 degrees Fahrenheit with no upper limit in sight, a volcanologist with the USGS warned Thursday…. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano eruption: How many people are killed by volcanoes?

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With the eyes of the world on Hawaii’s devastating Kilauea volcano, experts are weighing the human toll of volcanic eruptions. Continue reading

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{FD} Discovery of ‘reptilian-mammal’ fossil could rewrite history

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The discovery of an unusual fossilized skull in eastern Utah is shedding new light on Earth’s history. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano: Why Kilauea’s lava is causing eerie blue flames

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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is causing eerie blue flames as hot lava burns vegetation on the Big Island. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano: Kilauea lava spews deadly ‘laze’ plume containing tiny shards of glass

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Scientists have explained how lava from the Kilauea volcano is spewing a deadly plume containing tiny particles of volcanic glass. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano’s ‘explosive’ eruption sends ash plume soaring, prompts warning

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An “explosive” eruption from Hawaii’s Kilauea summit sent a plume of ash soaring 30,000 feet into the air Thursday morning, filling the air with the stench of sulfur dioxide as residents nearby are being urged to shelter in place. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano: What’s the worst-case scenario for Kilauea?

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With Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano wreaking devastation on parts of the Big Island, experts are weighing possible worst-case scenarios for the disaster. Continue reading

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{FD} Spectacular 6-story-deep sinkhole opens on New Zealand farm

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A spectacular sinkhole the length of two football fields and the depth of a six-story building has opened up on a New Zealand farm. Continue reading

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{FD} Treasure island: Rare metals discovery on remote Pacific atoll is worth billions of dollars

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The discovery of vast reserves of rare-earth elements on a tiny island found in Japan’s exclusive economic waters, used in everything from iPhones to missile systems to electric vehicles, has been described as a “game changer.” Continue reading

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{FD} Meteorite hunters: Scientists set to scour Antarctica for rare space rocks

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Scientists are set to scour the frozen wastes of Antarctica in an audacious attempt to uncover lost meteorites. Continue reading

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{FD} Mount Etna in Sicily is sliding into Mediterranean Sea, scientists say

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Mount Etna – Europe’s tallest active volcano – is sliding toward the sea which could have “devastating consequences”, scientists have warned. Continue reading

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{FD} This tiny diamond contains a mineral that’s never been seen before

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A schist in the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a geologist’s best friend. Continue reading

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{FD} Prehistoric cave believed to be 10 million years old found in Texas

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After residents in a Round Rock neighborhood complained of lack of water, county officials made a surprising discovery. A pipe had broken due to the collapse of a cave roof. Experts believe the cave was formed millions of years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Why people hear voices when climbing Mount Everest

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The highest mountains can drive those climbing them temporarily mad. Continue reading

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{FD} Amazing alien mineral discovery: Site of 60 million-year-old meteorite strike stuns scientists

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Scientists have discovered ‘alien’ minerals at the site of a prehistoric meteor strike on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. Continue reading

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{FD} Britain’s been wrong about its highest mountain for years

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Adjust your trivia answers: The United Kingdom has a new highest mountain. Continue reading

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{FD} Google is helping turn Christmas Island into the next Galapagos Island

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Forty-five million Christmas Island red crabs are on the move for their once-a-year migration to breed — and so to is the Indian Ocean settlement that still calls Australia home despite sitting just 350 kilometers south of Java. Continue reading

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{FD} Bali volcano’s 1963 eruption in pictures

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Incredible photos show the devastating impact of the Mount Agung volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Bali in 1963. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar eclipse, crashing spacecraft, volcanoes and more: Biggest science stories of 2017

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The biggest science event of 2017 was the incredible solar eclipse that captivated millions of Americans on Aug. 21. Continue reading

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{FD} Bali volcano: What happened during the last major eruption at Mount Agung?

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With the eyes of the world on erupting Mount Agung on Bali, experts are recounting the last major eruption at the Indonesian volcano. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s ‘stressed’ nuclear test mountain on verge of collapse

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North Korea’s nuclear tests are not only raising fears around the world, they are causing the peak under which the bombs are being detonated to suffer “tired mountain syndrome.” Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious upside-down canyon revealed on underside of Antarctic ice

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A mysterious world of upside-down canyons crisscrosses the underbelly of Antarctica’s ice shelves. Continue reading

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{FD} Volcanoes kill about 540 people a year, scientists say

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The closer you get to an active volcano, the better your odds of dying if it erupts. Continue reading

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{FD} Historic gem: World’s largest flawless diamond up for auction

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A 163.41-carat D flawless diamond, described as the largest ever put up for auction, was unveiled in Hong Kong on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} World’s largest flawless diamond ever to be auctioned will be unveiled this week

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A 163-carat D flawless diamond, described as the largest ever put up for auction, will be unveiled in Hong Kong on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} 91 volcanoes discovered under Antarctic ice sheet

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Scientists have found a range of 91 volcanoes under a huge ice sheet in West Antarctica. Continue reading

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