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Researchers find that hot ash, lava, boulders and gas can rush from a volcano at high speeds on a cushion of air.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Newly-discovered fossil deposit contains more than 50 unknown species from the Cambrian Explosion, when most complex body plans appeared.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Evidence of dark matter particles may be easier to find in ancient minerals than in the newest detectors.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Image shows a glowing orange-red star glowing in the background, as a dark planet looms in the foreground.

Planets closely orbiting red dwarf stars may have dynamic tectonic plates, making them more life-friendly than previously thought.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Scientists sound alarm over radiation in Nubian Aquifer, but other experts say the health risk is unclear.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Radar has revealed evidence of an environmentally significant impact that probably occurred during the last 2.6 million years.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Deep water reptiles diversified as Mesozoic sea levels rose. Their shallow water counterparts declined.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Drilling directly into magma may help humanity harness a vast new source of clean energy.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Deep layers may reveal prehistoric earthquakes, showing how often they strike New England.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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