Did an eruption turn Icelandic vikings into Christians?
It's all about their chemistry.
Here's how that steam-powered boom could happen.
The sounds of science.
At least, some of them did...
Scientists want to know why it's lingering instead of crumbling into the sea.
After 54 years, a Bali Volcano erupts.
And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent.
89 million years is the blink of a (geologic) eye.
Newsworthy eye candy
At the bottom of the sea, Colin Devey studies how our continents move away (and toward) each other.
Axial Seamount could help us answer basic questions about how volcanoes work
Installing sensors in Nicaragua's Masaya volcano
Heading towards the sea
Research in upstate New York will find out why the two just don't mix
Plus, the Prince Nebula
A Pavlofian reaction
What is Fallout Anyway?
Once more unto the beach
The meteorite impact was a big factor too
It's off the chain
Evacuations and ash plumes and lava, oh my!
Virtual renderings, made from drone maps, could help with real science
After being lost for centuries, a rare library of papyrus scrolls might get to be read
Journey (not quite) to the center of the Earth
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
In Iceland, a question of ice and fire
The salmon population in an area dosed with iron has doubled.
Example tip: Farmed vegetation often looks brighter green than natural vegetation
In Russia's Far East, one of the world's most active volcanoes creates a striking scene.
An ambitious experiment is underway to harness the heat of a volcano in central Oregon. The process is green, efficient... and causes earthquakes.
The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull gave scientists a chance to test a high-stakes geoengineering idea.
Put some fire and ice into your day.
Unlike hurricanes or earthquakes, this natural disaster could actually encourage tourism.
Like a volcano, but with a garden hose
Sure, it could work, or it could also cause an earthquake or eruption
Science needs the fearless
How to track cyber-villains and plan a space colony
Nature unleashes a torrent of energy as ash fills the air
The free software from Google gives scientists a new world view
Earlier this week, lava flows put the volcanic Italian island of Stromboli on high alert. Here, we show you how scientists are using tech to better forecast when volcanoes worldwide are likely to blow
The only thing we can predict is where a "big one" could do the most damage
Tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes, landslides--The single certain thing about nature´s killers is that they will strike again, and again. Our only defense: ever better prediction and protection
We know where, but we donâ€™t know when. Satellite monitoring provides valuable clues
Need to get away from it all? Popular Science presents an exclusive tour of CSS Skywalker, an orbital resort that's a lot closer to reality than you might think
Scientists say we're ill-prepared for devastating tsunamis.
We go remote-control deep-sea fishing with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The rocks know
The West Mata volcano erupted nearly 4,000 feet underwater in the Pacific Ocean
I come from the land of the ice and snow... and lava
Much of Earth's oil reserves can be traced to a single volcanic eruption, scientists say
Plus, the 100 millionth image NASA has taken of the sun
The base is nearly as big as New Mexico!
A new technique could bring us closer to accurately predicting volcano behavior.
Mount Etna is having trouble keeping it together.
It's asteroid versus volcano.
Today's eruption in Chile had some shocking accompaniment
An explosive past
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
What's on the moon? Here are the "midget-sun hypothesis," lunar snow, and more wild speculations we made prior to the Apollo 11 mission in 1969
A Muppet lookalike is an added bonus
It takes the right gear.
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Our favorite six-second science bites from the discontinued video service
Plus adorable echidna puggles
Searching for the origins of life in the deep sea.
Architects design buildings for rebuilding after the apocalypse, terraforming Mars, and more.
Volcanoes, and the scientists who imitate them
Boiling blood and exploding skulls.
Our favorite science images of the week
High-speed movie cameras can shoot up to 20 million frames in the blink of an eye. The world is a mighty interesting place in ultimate slo-mo.
Some weird stuff up there
A heatmap of war over water
Is that a likely situation? No matter; Popular Science has the answers
For some, the eclipse looked a lot like Pac-Man
High-tech security isn't just for the airport anymore. Advances now coming out of the labs will help protect what's dear to you, from your car to your kids, your dinner to your dinero
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
Plus: the Internet over lasers