The Explosive Truth Behind China’s Dynastic Collapses

Sudden climatic shocks caused by volcanic eruptions contributed to the downfall of China’s dynasties, especially when combined with pre-existing societal instability.

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Signs of Supereruptions: The Magma Beneath Toba

By combining geologic dating with computer modeling, scientists have discovered that constant magma build-up fueled Toba’s supereruptions, the largest in Earth’s history.

How Early Humans Survived The Toba Eruption

Despite the climate impacts of the Toba eruption 74,000 years ago, our early ancestors in Africa were likely shielded from the catastrophe's worst effects.

Slowest Earthquake Ever Recorded Lasted Over Thirty Years

Researchers studying the growth patterns of ancient corals have uncovered the slowest recorded earthquake in history in Indonesia’s Simeuleu Island.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s March 2021 Roundup

Embark on a billion-year scientific odyssey through Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from March 2021.

Take My Breath Away: Future Earth To Lack Oxygen

In one billion years, scientists project that an increasingly hot Sun will trigger the Earth's return to an oxygen-poor atmosphere.

Taal Volcano Eruption Prompts Thousands To Evacuate

The Taal volcano in the Philippines spewed lava early Monday morning, its first eruption since 1977.

Indonesia’s Deadly 2018 Quake Was A Rare Supershear

Scientists in the US have identified the Palu earthquake in Indonesia as a supershear, a particularly destructive form of seismic movement.

Deep Learning Aids Quake And Tsunami Detection

Deep neural networks have been used to detect magnetic field anomalies, which could allow faster and more accurate detection of earthquakes and tsunamis.

Philippine Senator Moves To Commend Scientists On 2018 AS100 List

Senator Leila de Lima is asking the Philippine senate to give due distinction and support to Filipino academicians, scientists, researchers and inventors.