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CATEGORY: Volcanoes
Discovered: Eerie Outline of Horse That Died at Pompeii
May 14, 2018

It’s the first complete horse to ever be found in the wreckage of Pompeii. Read More

The Deadliest Volcanic Eruption in History
January 16, 2018

It killed 100,000 people in the direct impact. But it led to tens of millions more deaths later. Read More

Scientists Point to Volcanoes As Ice Age Safe Havens
March 12, 2014

A new study concludes that the heat from Antarctic volcanoes helped many plants and bugs survive past ice ages. Read More

Pompeii-like Eruptions Killed Animals in Ancient China
February 5, 2014

Scientists think animals buried in a 120 million-year-old Chinese graveyard were killed instantly by volcanic eruptions similar to the one that destroyed Pompeii. Read More

Scientists Solve Supervolcano Mystery
January 8, 2014

A team of researchers has discovered more information about what causes “supervolcanoes” to erupt, and their findings are unsettling. Read More

Ancient Chinese Forest Found Buried By Volcano
February 23, 2012

Scientists in northern China are getting a rare glimpse into a prehistoric world, after discovering an ancient forest buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash near the Mongolian district of Wuda. Read More