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One of my oldest son’s favorite topics all through school when he was growing up was volcanoes. Even today, we still have some of the evidence of that, mostly from science fair projects that he did over the years. Consequently since it was one of his favorite things, I came along for the ride and I must say, I learned a lot.

One thing I learned is that there are lots of them and many continue to erupt or disrupt our planet even to this day. One needs to look no further than Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Meanwhile on the other side of the world in New Zealand, the crater of a dormant volcano has apparently collapsed.

You can learn more about it over at Live Science in the article entitled “Enormous New Zealand Sinkhole to be Fenced in so Cows Aren’t Swallowed Up” by Yasemin Saplakoglu. So even today, I sometimes wonder what might happen at various volcanoes all around world.



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Sink or swim

I remember seeing this story last year over at Live Science but knowing that my daughter is terrified of sink holes, I decided to not write about it. Well, it turns out that scientist may have an idea as to what is the root cause of this enormous hole.

The original story, “Dramatic Video: Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Trees” by Becky Oskin  and the followup, “Gas-Charged Earthquakes Linked to Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole” by Charles Quoi, are both over at LiveScience.



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