Ancient scrolls sealed shut by Vesuvius reveal some of their secrets
October 7, 2019, 1:07 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Herculaneum scrolls are an archaeological detective story 2,000 years in the making.
A mysterious seismic wave washed over the planet, and now we think we know what it was
March 22, 2019, 2:27 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists say a massive volcanic event may be the cause.
At least this year wasn't as bad as A.D. 536 — the worst year in human history
December 26, 2018, 11:28 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
What made A.D. 536 so awful for humans? We lost the sun.
A huge amount of water is sinking through the planet's tectonic fault lines
November 15, 2018, 2:37 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists still aren't sure where the water is going.
Ancient graffiti reveals the real date of Pompeii's destruction
October 17, 2018, 12:19 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
The debate over whether the eruption of Mount Vesuvius occurred in August or October may finally be settled.
What the ongoing eruptions in Hawaii mean for travelers
July 23, 2018, 12:40 p.m. by Josh Lew
Volcanoes are a big draw on Hawaii's Big Island, but recent events have some asking how safe it is to be there.
Kilauea's eruptions drive metamorphosis of Halemaumau Crater
June 21, 2018, 3:01 p.m. by Ben Bolton
As the crater's walls collapse, USGS scientists are recording the crater's evolution.