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This Is What Happens When Lava Swallows A Tree

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science

When 2,000-degree lava oozes through a forest, it often reduces everything in its path to a fiery field of black rock. Once the flow has passed, howe...

Researchers Create Homemade Lava -- For Science, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green

When molten rock mixes with water, it can do peculiar, unpredictable, even violent things. In hopes of better understanding such interactions, geologi...

This Lava 'Skylight' Is Way Bigger Than It Looks

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green

On Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, astonishing geological phenomena happen daily. Sometimes, that means lava birthing new land by flowing directly into the ...

New Lava Breakouts Cascade Down Hawaii Volcano

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 05.31.2016 | Science

Last week, two new lava flows broke out on Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, oozing red hot molten rock down the volcano's Pu’u O’o cone. Th...

Watch A Lava Flow Quietly Eat Away At A Hawaiian Forest

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 05.11.2016 | Science

Breakouts of lava have been slowly consuming sections of forest on the rural southeast corner of Hawaii's Big Island for several months. Kilauea, one ...

Massive Volcanic Eruption Looks Just Like Your Science Fair Project

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.04.2016 | Science

Popocatepetl, one of Mexico's tallest peaks and one of its most active volcanoes, came to life this weekend in a magnificent display that resembled a ...

Lightning Strikes Over Volcano For 'Once-In-A-Lifetime' Photo

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is known for its awe-inspiring vistas, but for photographer Jon Mikan, one particular day in the park trumps all the ot...

The Romantic Truth Behind This 'Lava Kiss'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts

In 2012, Ed and Dallas Nagata White shared a fiery, passionate kiss under the night rain, surrounded by fields of burning lava. The couple -- a marrie...

This Is How You 'Collect' Lava

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.07.2015 | Science

For volcanologists in Hawaii, collecting lava is just another day at the office. Kilauea, located on Hawaii's Big Island, is one of the most active vo...

11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.12.2015 | Science

These days its hard to tell science and science fiction apart -- we're gardening in space, cars are driving themselves, and invisibility cloaks are re...

Totally Trippy Video Captures The Haunting Beauty Of Hawaii Volcano

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.30.2015 | Science

Kilauea volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, but getting face-to-face with the remote action is no easy...

7 Of America's Most Eerily Beautiful Lava Tubes

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel

For most hikes, the destination -- whether it be the top of a dramatic cliff or the foot of a tall waterfall -- is the reward. But then there are lava...

Lava-cation: Start Planning Your Hawaii Volcano Holiday

Kristan Lawson | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

Witnessing red-hot lava explode from an erupting volcano has always been on my personal bucket list. But since volcanic eruptions are unpredictable and rare, it was one natural wonder I assumed I'd never see.

Video Shows Hawaii Lava Lake Explosion Following Collapse Of Crater Wall

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

A lava lake that sits within Halemaumau Crater on Hawaii's Big Island exploded Sunday after a portion of the crater wall collapsed into the lava below...

Overflowing Lava Lake Puts On Incredible Show In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green

A lava lake on Hawaii's Big Island has seen rising levels of magma over the past week, causing several overflows. The high levels have also contribute...

WATCH: Lava Spills Into The Ocean, Creating New Land

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green

Creation is a beautiful thing, especially when it happens in front of your eyes. In Hawaii, the Big Island's Kilauea Volcano has been constantly er...

Badass Dude Roasts Marshmallows Over An Active Volcano

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.12.2015 | Taste

Looking for something a little s'more exciting on your next camping trip?

What I Learned From a Town Threatened by Lava

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 03.07.2015 | Hawaii
Wendy Fontaine

I just spent 10 days vacationing in a community whose existence is threatened by a slow-moving wave of hot molten rock, and ever since I got home, I haven't been able to stop thinking about tiny Pahoa. There's more to this town than you might think.

WATCH: Cameraman Barely Escapes Lava Splatter

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green

When you film lava for a living, you're bound to have a few close calls, and New Zealand cameraman Bradley Ambrose just captured an epic one on camera...

This Is What Happens When You Step On Lava

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.19.2014 | Green

As lava on Hawaii's Big Island nears a shopping center and gas station (it is expected to make contact around Christmas), we're taking this video as a...

WATCH: Mesmerizing 'Lavafall' Consumes Hill In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green

Hawaii is known for its enchanting waterfalls, but the Big Island just took cascades to a whole new level. Behold: lavafalls. The fiery falls, as ...

Some Hawaii Residents Are Trying To Fight Lava With Garden Hose, 'Great Wall'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green

On Hawaii's Big Island, a 2,000-degree river of lava is slowly crawling through the Pahoa Village, threatening the homes of 800 or more residents. ...

Lava Is Currently Flowing Through A Hawaii Town. Here's What You Need To Know (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | James Cave and Landess Kearns | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

What happens when hot liquid earth rolls through a residential area? The rural town of Pahoa, on Hawaii's Big Island, is about to find out. Here'...

Watch Hawaii's Decades-Long Volcanic Eruption Get Dramatic

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.23.2014 | Green

Ever wondered what happens when something falls into a lake of molten lava? (Besides becoming Darth Vader, of course.) The video above, shot from t...

Pixar's Lava Uses Massive Characters and Settings to Tell Sweet Little Love Story

Jim Hill | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

While the artists at Pixar obviously found a way to make a volcano look personable and appealing, there was still the matter of selling the audience on the size of this character and the overall scale of this short.