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A new study suggests a correlation between volcanic activity and heavy rainfall, but other volcanologists are skeptical.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

The first fracking-induced earthquake to claim human lives shows why magnitude may underestimate the danger such earthquakes pose.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Some bubbles grow to be more than a quarter-mile across.

Meeri Kim, Contributor

The Saffir-Simpson scale relies on wind to categorize a hurricane, but it doesn't account for storm surge or flooding.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

Heat is the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Pressurized water may cause quakes on Mars the same way fracking and wastewater injection trigger quakes on Earth.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Blazing meteor streaks through the Earth's atmosphere

Astronomers are trying to deflect a near-Earth asteroid for the first time, to prepare for a future object on a collision course with the planet.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Understanding how seemingly solid rocks get squished could make mining and construction projects safer.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

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

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