Origins of volcanic island chains
From the 09.03.15 Issue
Seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, 3-D scan of Earth's interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland.
Your home's microbiom moves with you
From the 09.02.15 Issue
The Home Microbiome Project is an initiative aimed at uncovering the dynamic co-associations between people's bacteria and the bacteria found in their homes. The hope is that the data and project will show that routine monitoring of the microbial diversity of your body and of the environment in which you live is possible.