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Category: Volcanoes

Volcano crater on Antarctica (Credit: iStockphotos.com)

Scientists Point to Volcanoes As Ice Age Safe Havens

A new study concludes that the heat from Antarctic volcanoes helped many plants and bugs survive past ice ages.

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Scientists Solve Supervolcano Mystery

A team of researchers has discovered more information about what causes “supervolcanoes” to erupt, and their findings are unsettling.

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Ancient Chinese Forest Found Buried By Volcano

Scientists in northern China are getting a rare glimpse into a prehistoric world, after discovering an ancient forest buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash near the Mongolian district of Wuda.