Apocalyptic Yellowstone Supervolcano Now 5.5 Times Larger

You know about the potentially world-ending Supervolcano hiding under Yellowstone, right? Well, scientists just discovered a second magma chamber containing an additional 46,000 cubic kilometers of molten rock. Did we mention it’s “overdue” for eruption?
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An Absolutely Massive Volcano Is Exploding In Chile Right Now

Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space! » 4/23/15 12:50pm Thursday 12:50pm

Inside The World's 3rd Largest Cave

The world’s third largest cave has “rooms” that stand 330 feet high and span 600 feet across. It’s so spectacular that it’s playing home to several upcoming blockbusters, including this summer’s Pan, and others the force compels us not to disclose. We hiked through the Vietnamese jungle to explore it. » 4/21/15 10:51am Tuesday 10:51am

How To Live The Cabin Dream Without Giving Up Netflix

Editor’s Note: Contrary to Gawker Media editorial policy, Gizmodo briefly deleted this post after the subjects claimed that they had been portrayed without their consent. It has been republished with the names of all but one of the subjects, the name of a company they work for, and one photograph of one of the… » 4/20/15 6:00pm Monday 6:00pm

Could Humble Milkweed Replace Down Feathers In Your Outdoor Gear?

Down is the most effective commonly-available insulator for outdoors apparel. But, it's also expensive, loses its ability to insulate when wet (if untreated) and — there's no way around this — is horribly cruel to most of the ducks and geese who donate their underfeathers. Now, there may be a real alternative:… » 4/16/15 4:07pm 4/16/15 4:07pm

Why Congress Can Sell Off Our National Forests, But Not National Parks

Republican senators want to sell your National Forests, Wildernesses and Wildlife Refuges. But they can't sell your National Parks, Monuments or Preserves. Here's how all the different types of public land are different. And why you should care. » 4/13/15 5:41pm 4/13/15 5:41pm