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Every now and then, a news headline pops up about the Yellowstone supervolcano and all the dire things that could happen if it erupted. Those headlines raise a few questions, such as what exactly is a supervolcano, is there one at Yellowstone, and how likely is it to erupt?
As technology advances, we find easier and easier ways to monitor our health. The needle in the skin approach is still necessary for a lot of biometric measurements, but that could change, thanks to some clever thinking and a new invention. What's the new noninvasive way of studying the body?
The islands of Hawaii all owe their entire existence to volcanic activity. Kilauea, a shield volcano located on the big island of Hawai’i, is Hawaii’s most active volcano in recorded history. Even though it had been erupting continuously since 1983, Kilauea made big news headlines in 2018 when it entered a more dramatic eruptive phase.
You know how they say you are what you eat? Well, as far as breastfeeding goes, it might also be appropriate to say "you are when you eat." Researchers just looked into how breastfeeding may play a big role in how infants develop their day/night cycles. Does breast milk impact our circadian rhythm?
Mt. Etna’s history is long and complex. Its first recorded eruption was in 1,500 BCE, thought to be the first volcanic eruption ever written about. Mt. Etna has erupted at least 200 times since then, including some significant volcanic activity just last month.