From climate denial at COP24 meeting to water found on asteroid Bennu, here’s the best science news of the week.
What Kilauea’s eruption can reveal about volcanoes on other worlds–and possibly, alien life
Over the three decades it has belched toxic gases and churned out lava, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been a menace to the area that surrounds it. Last week, Kilauea’s eruption destroyed more than two dozen homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people. On Sunday, a new fissure — stretching nearly 1,000 feet — […]
Kilauea eruption, junk news effects, human quantum tests: this week in science
The Big Island is getting bigger by the moment… Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting nearly continuously since 1983. But what’s happening on the Big Island now is unprecedented. As I write, 15 fissures have opened up in a community near the volcano, spewing lava over more than 116 acres. Thirty six structures have been […]
Understanding the Eruption at Kilauea – with Geologist Mike Garcia
As Hawaii trembles with earthquakes and the Kilauea volcano continues to spew forth lava and gas, residents and the wider world watch and wonder: how long will this renewed activity continue? To find out, we turn to Mike Garcia, professor of geology at the University of Hawaii and funded by the National Science Foundation. He […]