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  • Volcano: Tambora

    While relatively little known to the public today, Mount Tambora is the site of the largest volcanic eruption in recorded human history. The 1815 eruption sent massive amounts of ash and gases high into the atmosphere, cooling the planet so much that the summer of 1816 is often referred to as the “year without a summer.”

  • Volcano: Krakatoa

    You may have heard about the cataclysmic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, sometimes considered the loudest sound ever experienced in modern human history. After the explosive eruption, only 1/3 of the island remained, and an estimated 36,000 people had perished.

  • Volcano: Mt. St. Helens

    The explosive eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980 is etched into the memory of anyone who was alive to experience it. The explosive eruption blew over 1,300 feet off the volcano’s summit, triggered the largest landslide in recorded history, and devastated the surrounding landscape - including claiming the lives of 57 people.

  • Question Your World: Should we make time for time?

    Got a sec? Let’s talk about time, one of the fundamental constructs of the universe and a rather intriguing topic for us humans. We tend to put a lot of time…umm…into time, and that’s why it’s no surprise that recently we saw two different headlines about time which highlight the contrasting ways we humans approach this topic. Should we make time for time?

  • Volcano: Mount Vesuvius

    The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD is one of the most well-known volcanic eruptions in history. The violent eruption came with little warning, ejecting monumental amounts of ash, mud and rocks into the air and onto the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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