It's all about their chemistry.
Here's how that steam-powered boom could happen.
More magma, more bling.
After 54 years, a Bali Volcano erupts.
And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent.
A new technique could bring us closer to accurately predicting volcano behavior.
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
The rocks know
Plus, lava lamp art
Journey (not quite) to the center of the Earth
The base is nearly as big as New Mexico!
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
Nuclear energy is looking like it will be a big part of a fossil-fuel-free future in the U.S. But the big question remains as big as ever: What's to be done with the waste it generates?
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Dangerous fumes from an African lake could be the fuel of tomorrow
Not every student falls asleep at the thought of doing another lab. For a fortunate few, homework means setting off bombs, making lightning, crashing cars, and unleashing 100mph winds. Come meet the luckiest students in the country inside (with video)
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
We know where, but we donâ€™t know when. Satellite monitoring provides valuable clues
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?