| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Scientists have figured out how and why massive pools of magma such as the one lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park blow sky-high in volcanic super-eruptions.
The rare catastrophic events can spew thousands of times more material than the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:23 AM
“Downton Abbey,” football and volcanoes stand out among the weekend’s offerings.
“Downton Abbey” begins its fourth season with two hours at 9 p.m. Sunday on PBS’ “Masterpiece.” Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery)...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:53 PM
There is a new island on our planet. Its name is Niijima, and you can see one of its newest baby pictures, courtesy of NASA, above.
Niijima is a volcanic island. It emerged from the Pacific Ocean one month ago, about 600 miles south of Tokyo. It is...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:36 AM
While the 26 people who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings were the most heartbreaking victims of that day of violence, they weren't its only victims.
Survivors and town residents struggled for normalcy, and a safe place after the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:42 PM
An exploding underwater volcano is causing a new island to form in the Pacific Ocean about 620 miles south of Tokyo, and you can watch a bit of its dramatic rise in the video above.
The video, showing thick plumes of steam and ash shooting out of the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Illinois, where a fast-moving storm system produced several tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest and left behind a path of destruction in 12 states. More photos Duarte, Calif.: Men pray during a church...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:20 PM
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.
Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
| Oct 20, 2013
HALEAKALA, Hawaii — It's not getting any closer, I thought to myself, gazing at the 30-mile-wide mound of ancient lava in the distance. Nearly an hour into my ride I was pounding the pedals heading up the north slope of Maui's Haleakala, one of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Hiding among the craters in a pockmarked Martian plain lie supervolcanoes that were so powerful that their explosions left deep scars in the ground, scientists say. The first supervolcanoes ever found on Mars, described online Wednesday in the journal...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In just over a year, the novel concept of bringing toys to life has made "Skylanders" one of the most beloved and successful children's video game franchises of all time, establishing a new category in family entertainment.
Now, "SWAP Force"...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Thanks to the popularity of his "Goosebumps" novels, R.L. Stine, 69, is referred to by many fans as the Stephen King of children's books. He says that when he does book tours, he often meets people who said his books "traumatized" them when they were...