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The 25 Coolest College Labs

If you want white tiled floors and cleanrooms, these are not the labs you’re looking for. PopSci has ranked their choices for the 25 most awesome college labs, and the diversity and locations might surprise you. From the experimental mine for demolitions students (who learn to “blow things up extremely well”) at the Missouri University [...]

A Gallery of Photographs of Lava

The U.S. Geological Survey has an extensive database of lava-related events in Hawaii. One hundred of the best images have been assembled on a web page and placed on a DVD. These were… …selected from the collections of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory as enduring favorites of the staff, researchers, media, designers, and the public over time. [...]