Meet Grímsvötn, Iceland's Latest Erupting Volcano

Max Read · 05/21/11 04:46PM

Have you heard about Iceland's fun new volcanic eruption, a nine-mile plume of ash coming out of its most active volcano, Grímsvötn? Let us guide you with a helpful volcano FAQ!

Incredible Timelapse Footage of Eyjafjallajökull Erupting

Matt Toder · 05/17/10 10:35AM

We've all seen pictures of Iceland's volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupting, but we've never seen it quite like this. Photographer Sean Stiegemeier has used timelapse and tracking techniques to create an incredibly beautiful, wholly unique rendering of the event.

North America: Time to Care About The Volcano

Adrian Chen · 04/19/10 11:21PM

Because the cloud of ash has enveloped us! Well, it's skimmed Newfoundland. And it's supposed to be blown away from North America by a change in winds tomorrow. So, on second thought, forget it. Did you see that iPhone!? [Reuters]

The Iceland Volcano: A Crazy Person's Guide

Adrian Chen · 04/18/10 10:04PM

Most people believe the Iceland volcano is caused by plate tectonics. How quaint. Crazy people have some other theories, and they are way more fun. Stop drinking your fluoridated water for a second and explore the truth behind Eyjafjallajökull.

Celebrities: Inconvenienced by the Big Volcano!

Max Read · 04/18/10 02:06PM

If you thought that being a celebrity meant you were given some kind of gold-plated volcano-proof airplane, well boy, were you wrong. While Eyjafjallajokull traps little people in Europe's hellish social democracies, Whitney Houston is being burdened, too!

Northern Europe: No Flying, but Nice Sunsets

Max Read · 04/16/10 01:52AM

[The thick layer of ash emitted by the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull will ground flights across northern Europe until midday Friday at the earliest, but if nothing else those Scandinavians are in for some killer volcanic sunsets. Image via Oter's Flickr]