Slow-moving lava hits first house in Hawaii town

A stream of lava set a home on fire in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow for months.

Earth`s crust at least 4.4 bn years old: Study

A microscopic grain of Earth`s oldest known mineral has been dated to 4.4 billion years ago, shedding light on our planet`s infancy and how it came to harbour life, researchers said today.

Supervolcanoes take just hundreds of years to grow

The largest volcanoes on Earth may take as little as a few hundred years to form and erupt, a new study has revealed.