Volcanoes can wreak havoc with our lives and even take them without warning, but to geologists keen observing how Earth regenerates its crust, they can be as educational as they are scary.
The lava lake is forming at the top of Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Both can cause widespread human and ecological devastation. But picking a winner in a destruction derby is a tough call.
If you're not feeling the heat in Brazil, maybe it's time to weigh in on a more explosive competition.
Four-billion-year-old sample suggests modern-day Iceland is our best bet for an example of how Earth's continents first formed.
The coldest place on Earth is also one of the rare spots where a roiling lava lake offers a window into the heart of a volcano.
There's no bubbling pool of lava under the world's liveliest volcanoes, but rather magma in cold storage, waiting for a splash of heat to wake up.
Iceland is leading the way when it comes to using magma as an alternative source of fuel. Trace explains how this new power plant is changing how we heat our homes in hopes for a more sustainable future.
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