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Now volcano alert panics Sumatra

Now volcano alert panics Sumatra

More than 25,000 panicked residents have been evacuated from the slopes of a rumbling volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island and officials raised the alert level today as the mountain's activity intensified.

St. Helens' dome changes shape again

St. Helens' dome changes shape again

Surging seismic activity at Mount St. Helens has changed the whale-back shape of the volcano's emerging new dome, leaving it more like the back of a stegosaurus -- a dinosaur with bony plates of armor ...

Fossil apparently human ancestor

Fossil apparently human ancestor

Is a fossil creature that grabbed headlines three years ago really the earliest known ancestor of modern humans? Or does it belong elsewhere on the evolutionary tree? The answer has been hotly debated, but now ...