Check out this fantastic footage of Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvur ejecting untold heaps of lava, rock, and ash hundreds of meters into the air. Between the striking burst of clouds above the volcano and the jarring boom of the delayed shockwave, this is one of the most dramatic eruption videos we've ever seen.
Is our planet actually inhabitable to humans? Most of us would answer yes, but the answer's a lot more complicated, writes Charles Stross. And those complications have dire implications for our hopes of colonizing other worlds.
Sure whipits are fun, but now nitrous is destroying a lot more than your brain cells. A study published today in Science proves it is the leading cause of ozone layer destruction in the twenty-first century.
A team of scientists at Cal-Tech think they might have found a way to save the planet from global warming: breed faster. The more of us there are, the more nitrogen we take out of the atmosphere, cooling the planet.