A new study of Martian dust gives insights into the ancient Martian climate. The findings hint at a wetter world.
The human brain is only the latest chapter in the ancient story of thinking on Earth.
The past ~4 billion years have been an incredibly successful, unbroken run for life on Earth. The future won't be nearly so bright.
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Artist David Salle on how even to begin figuring out what "works" in art.
“Brazilian beach culture is unique – beautiful tanned bodies, cool tattoos, and… skin cancer.” Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in Brazil – more than breast and […]
“Crazy at any price!” read a sign above the modern art masterpieces at the Nazi-sponsored Entartete Kunst (“Degenerate Art,” in English) exhibition in Munich, Germany, in 1937. The fevered brainchild […]
“I am big,” Gloria Swanson’s fading film star Norma Desmond says in Sunset Boulevard. “It’s the pictures that got small.” Have we lost the “big” artist, the artist who tackled […]
This brings me to an ancient Greek, the master himself, Socrates of Athens. In a segment of Gorgias that foresees decades of modern psychological research, the erudite interlocutor observes that […]
The mineralogical makeup is consistent with that of volcanic soil similar to what's found on the sides of Mauna Kea.
With the presidential election less than a month away, it’s hard to go to a museum or gallery in the United States right now and not see art that either […]
Ryan Blair, CEO and author of Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went From Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur, argues that independent employees are good for business.
Today, we say goodbye to Sherlock Holmes (for the rest of the series, on the importance of true observation, seeing what isn’t there and not just what is, and preventing […]
When Moses came down from the mountain, he carried along stone tablets bearing The Ten Commandments—the definitive law of God. An equally definitive word has been passed down in the […]
“Like everything genuine, its inner life guarantees its truth,” German artist Franz Marc once wrote. “All works of art created by truthful minds without regard for the work’s conventional exterior […]
One of the true joys of the internet is that you can do pretty much anything (even blog) from the comfort of your own bedroom (maybe even in your pajamas). […]
This has been one busy week, both volcanically and personally, so I’m going to try not to write another three posts today. So, instead, let’s try to summarize all the […]
I’m off to GSA 2010 in Denver in a little bit, but I’ll bring you a brief update of the eruption overnight at Merapi. As you might have read in […]
Colombia A number of Eruptions readers have noted reports that Galeras in Colombia appears to be increasing its activity this week. Well, the rumors are true – an official from […]
A quick list of the volcano news to end the week, including Galeras, Etna, Yellowstone and the anniversary of Krakatau.
The second part of Eruptions readers' recollections of the historic May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
Lots of eruptions to start the new year and I have updates on Mayon, Galeras, Nyamuragira, Redoubt and Volcano Awareness Month!
Eruptions at Galeras in Colombia have prompted evacuations and road closures. Meanwhile, the ash from Huila is likely helping coffee growers and the scientists drilling into Campi Flegrei in Italy don't want it to erupt either.
Busy weekend in volcanoes, with Galeras heading towards a potential eruption, a new dome at Mayon, spectacular ocean entries in Hawai'i and images of Sakurajima's ash plume.