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Holuhraun volcano with smoke rising from the top

Respiratory disease increased markedly following one of Iceland’s largest volcanic eruptions, a new study has found.

A sandstorm in sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fish on sea floor

Eroded seabed rocks are providing an essential source of nutrition for drifting marine organisms at the base of the food chain, according to new research.

Basalt

Anew type of rock created during large and exceptionally hot volcanic eruptions has been discovered beneath the Pacific Ocean.

A lightning bolt in a purplish sky

Lightning strikes were just as important as meteorites in creating the perfect conditions for life to emerge on Earth, geologists say.