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Volcano quiets for now

Volcano quiets for now

Clouds obscured Mount St. Helens on April 9 25 years ago, but, based on ashfall and the smell of sulfur, geologists believed three moderate eruptions took place.

Under the volcano

Under the volcano

Five years ago, Vicente Fox became the first opposition candidate to win a Mexican presidential election, ending the dictatorial 71-year rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). But his achievement ...

Fossil galaxies 'eat neighbours'

Fossil galaxies 'eat neighbours'

Astronomers are shedding light on the phenomena known as "fossil" galaxies. These are isolated giant galaxies that have grown over time - the result of mergers between galaxies in a group.

Yellowstone eruption unlikely

Yellowstone eruption unlikely

Scientists say the odds of another catastrophic volcanic eruption in Yellowstone within anyone's lifetime are extraordinarily remote, but that's exactly what happens in a made-for-television movie that will air this Sunday.