It isn't statistically probable that we will encounter a supervolcanic eruption within the next century (or even millennia). But it isn't statistically probable that an asteroid will hit us either, and that doesn't stop us from preparing for the worst.
It starts with a banana that turns into a college scholarship for a young woman in Rwanda. Or a pineapple that becomes a computer lab. It's women who have started their own businesses in the poorest areas of Central America, and pineapple farmers who are learning to read.
Custer State Park is located just an hour's drive south of Mount Rushmore and is one of those places where reaching it is half the fun. There very few places on earth where you can actually get stuck in traffic because a herd of buffalo decided to cross the road.
East Africa is a land of amazement, and the combination of stunning scenery and several of the most majestic and fascinating animals on earth makes this area a mecca for nature lovers.
Is there a connection between Italy's volcanic activity, or volcanic soils, and wine production?
Skimming across the Tyrrhenian sea, one can see the Gran Cratere of Vulcano in the distance. Arriving in this volcanic island was like approaching Jurassic Park, with its steep hills of vines and trees, deserted coastline and smoking crater.
If you could see sound traveling, you'd soon notice other waves coming at you with long wavelengths: like ocean swell 100 feet or 1000 feet from crest to crest, or like tsunami waves, miles from crest to crest. These are the "tsunamis of sound," hugely long waves.
The October eruption was the start of a series of increasingly violent eruptions that took place over the following three weeks. In the end, more than 350 people were killed and hundreds more injured
"I think many of us have an unclear image of Iceland." This was a comment I received on Facebook when I shared that I was in Iceland for an Internet conference. I hope to crystallize for others what Iceland is like now that I've traveled there.
What you hold in your hands when you pick up Daughters Of Fire is a time trip back to the days when any place on earth could possibly seem new and fresh, with unexpected layers and energies at play.
As much as we celebrate writers and poets as speakers of truth, sometimes I can't help but think that the real voice of a generation is someone like Stephen Hawking.
The Big Island, the largest and one of the least-visited islands in the 50th state, is certainly exciting. To say our family just survived a visit might be a stretch -- but not much of one. From an erupting volcano to a tsunami warning to sidestepping deep lava tubes obscured by rainforest foliage, we feel lucky to still be alive.
A Harvard expert has come up with an idea that could revive the Ice Age in a snap and end global warming. It's just one of a handful of "geo-engineeri...
View of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre during a storm on 2 November, 2012 - A collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects an...
Strong winds swept old ash from the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century into the atmosphere Tuesday, creating flight hazards across the Gulf of Alaska and Kodiak Island, the second-largest island in the U.S.
A natural phenomenon even most hardcore travelers never get to see in action, volcanoes are among the world's most fascinating wonders.