At the foot of the Red Planet's giant volcano

Hundreds of individual lava flows are seen frozen in time on the flanks of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the Solar System.

Huge magma reservoir growing under Santorini

A giant 'balloon' of magma has been welling up under the Greek island of Santorini, raising it an extra five and a half inches above the sea.

Small volcanic eruptions can cool global climate

Even minor volcanic eruptions can release enough aerosols into the atmosphere to affect global temperatures, thanks to a boosting effect from weather systems such as monsoons.

How to generate power from a volcano

A plan to tap the geothermal potential of one of the Cascade Range’s most impressive volcanoes has been thrown open for public consultation.

Volcanic activity detected on Greek island

The volcanic Greek island of Santorini - named by the BBC as the world's best island last year - appears to be working up to an eruption, its first for over 60 years.

Martian quakes detected, raising hopes of life

Signs of recent 'Marsquakes' have been found, indicating that liquid water could be present - and raising hopes of life.

Death Valley volcano could come back to life

Geologists have discovered that Death Valley's Ubehebe Crater, formed by a volcanic explosion, was created much more recently than thought — and that it could go off again any time.

'Artificial volcano' to be built in Norfolk field

A team of British scientists is to build what amounts to an artificial volcano, pumping sulphate particles into the atmosphere.

Volcano found on far side of the moon

Scientists have found a volcanic 'hot spot' on the far side of the moon, indicating that the moon's been more geologically active, more recently, than previously believed.

How to travel the world on a unicycle

Most people fancy outdoor adventure - but that is often before they are subjected to some of the world’s most remote and harsh environments. 



Geologists tap magma as high-grade energy source

Geologists have been testing a technique to generate energy from magma, after molten rock unexpectedly flowed into an exploratory well they'd been drilling in Iceland.

Hot lava video goes viral on YouTube

No, this hot video isn't about a bikini-clad stripper coming over to fix the cable. But it still is causing quite a stir on YouTube.

Sensor can send back data from the heart of a volcano

Chucking a radio transmitter into the heart of a volcano might seem a pretty fruitless endeavor. But a team at Newcastle University says it's developed a device that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 degrees C and which could provide early warning of an eruption.