It was thought that the global landmark was perhaps 70million years old
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Sunday 05 January 2014
Blistering gas sent panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain
Sunday 24 November 2013
The alert status for one of the archipelago’s most active volcanoes was raised to the highest level on Sunday after the mountain repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions in recent days.
Friday 13 September 2013
Controversial plans for toxic dumping back on table eight months after being rejected
Friday 13 September 2013
The week in books
Thursday 05 September 2013
Bruce Murray was an ambitious proponent of space exploration and was among the first to emphasise the use of photography of other planets. Murray was director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a space exploration arm of Nasa, from 1976-82. As a part of the team that launched the Mariner missions to Mars and other planets in the 1960s and 1970s, Murray was one of the first scientists to highlight the use of photography in space science.
Thursday 01 August 2013
Ilya Segalovich was an internet search pioneer and one of the founders of Yandex, the Russian search engine which was conceived in 1993 and launched in 1997, a full year before its more famous American competitor, Google.
Friday 19 July 2013
Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry will get a major boost today as George Osborne cuts taxes on fracking profits to less than half the amount paid by conventional oil and gas producers.
Saturday 29 June 2013
Would you help yourself to a holdall of cash abandoned in a phone box? Or intervene in a restaurant if a customer was subject to racist abuse from a waiter? You’d take the cash, buy the restaurant and sack the waiter – of course, you would. Not everyone is like you, though, oh heroic reader.
Sunday 16 June 2013
A moderate earthquake has struck southern Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sending frightened people out into the streets.
Sunday 09 June 2013
There are seven big buds on my peony "Sarah Bernhardt". I've just counted them. I've been waiting several whole summers for this. And you do wait a long time for peonies. You can occasionally find yourself feeling like the End Times will approach and the Sun and the Moon and the stars will all go dim before the peonies get themselves going. Here come the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Oh well, that's very inconvenient timing, because my "Bowl of Beauty" just decided to open.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
An earthquake on the North Wales shoreline has been felt over an area of 140km.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Chile and Argentina have evacuated a region near the Copahue volcano in the Andes on the border between the two countries, after fears intensified that it would erupt.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Force of 7.8 magnitude quake could be felt from Kabul to Delhi and Dubai
Saturday 23 March 2013
Witness extraordinary geological formations while canyoneering in Utah
Friday 22 March 2013
A youngster wowed his teachers when it emerged the piece of shale he brought with him to a show-and-tell was in fact a 300 million-year-old fossil.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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