The magma chamber responsible for Yellowstone's volcanic activity is buried 8km beneath the surface. Find out how researchers monitor its geologic moves.
Meet Professor Robert B. Smith, who has spent nearly his entire 40-year scientific career studying the volcanic setting of Yellowstone National Park and geologic evolution of the Teton Range.
Mapping one-quarter of the heavens in three dimensions — that’s the ambitious mission for the Sloan telescope at the Apache Point Observatory in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico. Find out what astronomers have discovered so far.
Vietnam harbors an astonishing range of habitats, from rain forests and dry forests to mangroves and coral reefs. It's also home to an unusually rich array of plants and animals. Find out why.
This Bio Bulletin, which features spectacular underwater footage, follows scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute as they retrieve jellies from the deep. For background information, educational resources, and more, visit Jellies Down Deep on the Science Bulletins Web site:http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/.
Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.
When a Catholic priest—cosmologist first proposed that the universe began as a "primeval atom," it seemed preposterous. Yet, within a few years, his theory had helped revolutionize cosmology.
Essay, Seminars on Science
Whales abandoned dry land over 50 million years ago to recolonize the sea. And they look nothing like the ancestors they left behind. Take a closer look at their extraordinary transition.
Earth's ice sheets are rapidly losing volume as humans have warmed the Arctic by over 2 degrees Celsius in the past 50 years. Could Greenland really unfreeze? And what might happen if it does?
Mount St. Elias, the third-highest peak in North America, is among the fastest growing ranges in the world, rising 3 to 4 millimeters a year. Find out what this natural laboratory is helping scientists learn about mountain building.