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2014-06-22 23:02:39

How to Care for Your Feet During the Summer (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 New york podiatrist Dr.

New Type Of Volcanic Eruption Described By Scientists
2013-01-21 10:41:33

Neither explosive nor effusive—there’s a new type of volcanic eruption that was recently described in the latest edition of Nature Geoscience.

Large Pumice Raft Found Floating In The South Pacific
2012-08-14 12:23:30

Sailors aboard the New Zealand Royal Navy vessel HMNZS Canterbury spotted something odd floating in the ocean a few days ago - a bounty of beauty supplies bobbing in the South Pacific.

Pre-eruption Activity In Conduits Affect Volcanic Ejections
2012-07-24 13:53:55

In addition to being fairly unpredictable, volcanoes can eject a wide range of material, from mile-high plums of black ash to a deadly hail of fist-sized pumice.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Gets A Little Help From Volcanic Eruptions
2012-07-20 06:50:48

New research indicates that volcanic activity in the Southwest Pacific could help to save the Great Barrier Reef, but it could also be what caused it to form in the first place.

2012-07-18 23:03:38

Pumice has long been recognized as the original, natural pozzolan—used by the Romans in their impressive 2000+ year-old concrete structures.

New Hypothesis: Pumice Proposed As Home To The First Life Forms
2011-10-05 03:48:56

The glassy, porous, and once gas-rich rock called pumice may have given rise to early life forms, according to a provocative new hypothesis on the origin of life published in Astrobiology.

Volcanic Rafts Played Key Role In Origins Of Life
2011-09-02 12:43:48

Scientists believe that volcanic rafts could have played a key role in the origins of life on Earth.

2009-04-17 17:10:33

As summer returns, a U.S. podiatrist says a quick pedicure can leave longtime pain. Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City warns this professional grooming ritual can lead to difficulties such as painful nail fungus.


Latest Pumice Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 18:34:42

Scoria is a term used by geologists to describe an igneous rock containing many gas bubbles, or vesicules. Scoria forms when magma rich in dissolved gases is vented. As the magma encounters lower pressures, the gasses are able to escape and form bubbles. These bubbles are trapped when the magma cools and solidifies. Volcanic cones of scoria can be left behind after eruptions, usually forming mountains with a crater at the summit. An example is Mount Wellington, Auckland in New Zealand....

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.