Massive Holes Suddenly Opening in World’s Biggest Glacier

It’s bad news when giant holes open in the middle of neighborhoods, swallowing cars and occasionally people into abysses formed by erosion, abandoned mines or faulty construction. It’s worse news when giant holes open in Siberia, releasing methane gas that was kept in check until climate change changed the permafrost. Now there are reports that […]

In Arizona Desert, the Mystery Is Deeper Than the Hole

(Newser) – In terms of unexplained mysteries, it’s not exactly the Bermuda Triangle. But the discovery of an old, deep hole in Arizona has neighbors scratching their heads. Hector Thompson and his mom Michele were walking near their home in the desert town of Tonopah when they came across a “mystery hole” earlier this week, […]

7,000 huge gas bubbles have formed under Siberia, and could explode at any moment

Last year, researchers in Siberia’s remote Bely Island made the bizarre discovery that the ground had started bubbling in certain places, and was squishy under the locals’ feet like jelly. At the time, just 15 of these swollen bubbles had been identified, but an investigation in the wider region of the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas […]

Siberia’s ‘doorway to the underworld’ is getting so big it’s uncovering ancient forests

It’s no secret that Siberia’s permafrost has been on thin ice lately. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing out of nowhere, and, in some places, tundra is quite literally bubbling underneath people’s feet. But new research has revealed that one of the biggest craters in the region, known by the local […]