The short answer is that while lava is hot, it's not hot enough to melt the rocks that make up the side of the volcano.
What can we expect Australia's next volcanic eruption to be like? That depends where and when it happens, and it could be sooner than you think.
We know a lot about the potential negative effects of ocean acidification on marine creatures. But might some species actually benefit? The answer is yes, but this isn't necessarily a good thing.
Polychaete worms can change their metabolic rates to adapt to waters with high levels carbon dioxide. A study conducted by…