This Clip Definitely Shows Aliens. Maybe. Probably Not.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech

A UFO botherer in America has created a 30 minute film of a shorter paused film and claimed it is extra-terrestrials entering a well-known alien base....

Why Are Animals Mysteriously Fleeing Yellowstone Park?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

In slightly ominous news, reports have surfaced of animals fleeing one of the world's most famous national parks. Footage appears to show bison and...

What's In a Stone? Curling a Volcano Into the Winter Olympics

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Sport
Professor Dougal Jerram

The whole of curling worldwide shares one simple yet geologically significant secret. That secret is held in the smoothed blue/grey stones that are pushed down the ice, known as the 'curling stones'.

LOOK: Thousands Flee Under Rain Of Ash And Debris As Mount Kelud Erupts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes after a volcano violently erupted on the Indonesian island of Java. Two people hav...

Edinburgh Welcomes Earth Scientists for the 50th Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Meeting!

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Dougal Jerram

Why should this matter? Well in 2010 when the Iceland volcanic crisis crippled Europe, British volcanologists were among the leaders providing technical advice, help with monitoring and developing key research into volcanic eruptions worldwide.

It's Top Trumps... but of the Explosive Variety!

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

Yes, Volcano Top Trumps has just been released, and I have just gone out and bought 10 just for good measure. I open my pack, the rest a mixture of presents and prizes at talks, and I flick through to make sure my favourite is there.

Reversing Atlantis: New Islands From Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

When a new island pops up, who actually owns it and has it ever caused a territory issue?? You have guessed it, the answer is actually a very interesting, YES! One of the most fascinating examples of a pop-up island, is that of Ferdinandea, a volcano offshore southern Sicily.

Planet Appetite: Tourism and Gastronomy Conference in Santorini, Greece

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Greek food has not enjoyed the greatest of reputations - lowlights include greasy Moussaka, fatty Kebabs and Retsina wines that taste of turpentine. But it deserves better than that. Now the island of Santorini has declared 2013 as the year of gastronomy and is showcasing its unique products.

The Largest Volcano on Earth .....Really??

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

When it comes to anything these days it's all about what's the biggest, best, fastest etc. That's what makes the headlines, and that's exactly the same for scientific discoveries. But what about the detail behind the hot air? It has been announced that the 'World's largest volcano' has been found in the pacific...

Bad News, We Could All Die In A Volcano..

Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Tech

Man remains at the mercy of major volcanic eruptions and light years away from defusing its deadly fires, it emerged. Optimistic hopes that rapid t...

Mount Bromo Turns Indonesian Skies Scarlet (PICTURES)

Hotspot media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK

Red smoke billows eerily above Indonesia’s Mount Bromo volcano in these spectacular sunrise and sunset shots. Captured by landscape photographer...

Did a Comet, Asteroid or a Giant Volcano Kill Off the Dinosaurs?

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

The latest in an array of possible causes of the 'Death of the Dinosaurs', is the possibility that it was a comet that was responsible for the dinosaurs demise.

Mountains Jim... But Not as We Know Them! An Insider's Guide to Volcano Spotting

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

In my eyes the best, and arguably the most reliable volcano I turn to when I need my magma fix, is Stromboli. Set as the easternmost island of the Aeolian chain, north of Sicily, this wondrous volcano has been erupting like a volcanic heartbeat for over 2000 years.

Planet Appetite: Unspoilt Caribbean Cool in St. Kitts, Leeward Islands, West Indies

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

St. Kitts is one of the smallest of the Caribbean islands but has a huge amount to offer, including palm fringed beaches and volcano hiking. "Focu...

Iceland Volcano Eyjafjallajökull Oozes Molten Lava (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

Cars sit in the shadow of a volcano spilling 1200-degree-centigrade molten lava in this remarkable set of pictures. Daredevil - and decidedly hot ...

Extinction-Level Super Volcano Growing In The Pacific, Unfortunately

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Tech

Bad news, everyone - you have another near-certain world-ending catastrophe to look forward to. Scientists have confirmed that two continent-sized ...

Will 'Mount Doom' In New Zealand Blow?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

A volcano that featured as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy could erupt soon, say experts. Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand is al...

'Giant Balloon Of Magma' Inflates Beneath Santorini Volcano

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

Santorini’s volcano last had a major eruption 3,600 years ago, which buried the island beneath metres of pumice. Since then, it’s been very qui...

PICTURES: New Zealand Volcano's Surprise Eruption After 115 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

UPDATE: Second New Zealand Volcano 'Burps' Days After Eruption Of Mount Tongariro (PICTURES) A New Zealand volcano has erupted for the first time i...

Vesuvian Moments of Significance

Gillian Darley | Posted 18.07.2012 | Home
Gillian Darley

I'm not a geologist, vulcanologist nor even a phenomenologist but I've spent a lot of time in the last few years reading about and watching Vesuvius, mostly online or in the media, and once or twice on the spot, while writing a book on its enduring fascination.

Iceland From Above: A Birds Eye View From 9,000ft (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

Source: Barcroft Media Desolate and apocalyptic, these birds eye view photos show Iceland's extreme landscape from a unique angle. The eerie s...

Icelandic Volcanoes 'Could Power UK'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

Britain could one day be powered by volcanoes, if a new plan to tap the power of Iceland's geothermal energy gets off the ground. Iceland has the p...

PHOTOS: Lava-Loving Snapper Endures Blazing Heat To Take Extraordinary Images

Barcroft Media | Michael Carroll | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

This is the moment a volcano-chasing photographer got as close as possible to a volcano with NO protective gear. At times just a foot away from mo...

How Earthquakes On The Red Planet Could Sustain Alien Life (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Tech

Recent earthquakes on Mars point at the existence of active volcanoes and liquid reservoirs that could sustain life on the Red Planet. A recent qu...

EasyJet-Funded Ash Detection Device Arrives Just In Time For Giant Eruption

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK Tech

Tonnes of thick ash that spewed into the atmosphere after Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010 cost the airline industry an estimated £...