When it blew on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens became the most explosive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. And no, it’s not done.
The biggest tsunami ever recorded reached 1720 feet high—which is taller than the Willis Tower in Chicago.
The Appalachian Mountains occupy a towering spot in North American cultural identity, thanks in part to the Appalachian Trail. The rugged peaks have been influencing the continent for a lot longer than we’ve been around to appreciate them.
The metal known as pyrite fooled gold rush enthusiasts in the 1800s, but it turns out the material may contain gold after all.
When the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals reopen at the American Museum of Natural History on June 12, they will feature a new exhibit of animal-inspired jewelry.