Ancient volcanic explosions shed light on Mercury’s origins

The surface of Mercury crackled with volcanic explosions for extended periods of the planet’s history, according to a new analysis led by researchers at Brown University. The findings are surprising considering Mercury wasn’t supposed to have explosive volcanism in the first place, and they could have implications for understanding how Mercury formed.

iPhone explodes on Aussie flight

An Australian airline has confirmed that an iPhone 4 became red-hot, shattered and started pouring out smoke on a flight from Lismore to Sydney on Friday.

Copper thieves suspected in Michigan house explosion

Some copper stealing scumbags might be the reason for an early morning house explosion in Pontiac, Michigan. Is it a sign of economic times we are living in?

Foxconn explosion kills three

An explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu plant, which manufactures iPads for Apple, has left three people dead and 15 injured, according to local reports.

Bizarre cosmic explosion observed

Astronomers are poring over data from what they say is one of the most puzzling cosmic blasts ever observed.

Betelgeuse exploding next year? Don't bet on it

The more gullible amongst us - or just possibly the better-prepared - are rushing out to buy sunglasses in the belief that the Earth is shortly to have 'two suns'.

Indian rocket explodes on launch

An Indian rocket was deliberately blown up on Christmas Day less than a minute after launch.

ESO observes supernova in 3D

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time been able to see a stellar explosion in 3D.