Because let’s be honest—this is a damn groovy figure indeed.
This is what a sunset in Rio de Janeiro looks like right now, and it’s all thanks to that volcano erupting in Chile last week. Calbuco spewed 7,420 million cubic feet of ash into the atmosphere, turning nearby regions into a “grey desert” and altering weather thousands of miles away.
You know about the potentially world-ending Supervolcano hiding under Yellowstone, right? Well, scientists just discovered a second magma chamber containing an additional 46,000 cubic kilometers of molten rock. Did we mention it’s “overdue” for eruption?
Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space!
The increasingly active Turrialba volcano in Turrialba, Costa Rica erupted three times Thursday (including the one pictured here), followed by a smaller burst on Friday. Costa Rica's main airport in San Jose was briefly closed, and schools near the volcano suspended classes.
The Indonesian volcano Kelud exploded with a powerful eruption on February 13, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of 100,000 people. The eruption sent a large plume of ash 10 miles (17 kilometers) high into the sky, drifting west across Java and over the Indian Ocean, causing the shutdown of several…
The situation in Sumatra is getting worse: Mount Sinabung erupted eight times in just a few hours on Sunday. The volcano's continuing eruptions cover everything with ash and now officials have reported rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes. These new images show the ongoing drama.
There's nothing like some casual rock precipitation to make you glad you packed your umbrella.
Horror writer James Herbert tapped into our greatest fears with The Rats, the massive bestseller about a London overrun by horrifying creatures.Sadly, the man whom Stephen King called the Godfather of Punk died today of undisclosed causes.
When MLB spectator Susan Rhodes was struck by a broken bat at a Dodgers game in 2008, it broke her jaw and set off an investigation into the alarming number of bats (750 in 3 months) that shattered that season.
I wonder how this happened. Did a bunch of Chinese businessmen desecrate this Canon 5D Mark II for kicks or were they jonesing for some cigs and had nothing but this used camera lying around?
On June 4, southern Chile's Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in 50 years. It's been spewing giant ash clouds ever since. Enough ash, it seems, to make the Nahuel Huapi Lake in neighboring Argentina an unrecognizable, soot-covered abyss, as you'll see in the above video of one diver's attempt to sift…
If you need a reminder on how fucking scary volcanoes can be, check out the explosion of Puyehue volcano in southern Chile. The volcano hadn't erupted for half a century but blew up this past weekend, painting the sky red.
The graphics your iPhone can pull off are mighty impressive these days—but what about you gaming purists? Rather than dust off your SNES and give a Back in my day, whippersnapper speech, check out ultra-traditional iOS RPG Ash.