volcanic islands

Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspot 60 to 50 million years ago

The island chain of Hawaii consists of several volcanoes, which are fed by a “hotspot”. In geosciences a “hotspot” refers to a phenomenon of columnar shaped…

Study of islands reveals surprising extinction results

Their research, published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sheds surprising light on the subject of extinction rates of…