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Underwater Eruption Shows How Volcanic Islands Grow

From strange floating rocks to collapsing cones, an underwater eruption near Spain's Canary Islands last year was a rare chance for scientists to watch how volcanic islands are built. Full story

Tonight's Full Moon Is a Snow Moon: How to See It Online

For an extra-special view of tonight's (Feb. 25) full moon, don't just look out your window — tune in to a live webcast of the sight from a telescope in the Canary Islands. Full story

Five crew killed in Canaries cruise ship safety drill

MADRID (Reuters) - Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands on Sunday, police and the cruise ship operator said. Full story

Watch the 'Hunter's Moon' live online

You can have a front-row seat for Monday night's (Oct. 29) full moon via a live webcast from the Slooh Space Camera, showing real-time views from an observatory on Spain's Canary Islands. Full story

Alien mammals on the rise in Europe

Whether they escaped from zoos or accompanied migrating nomads, invasive species from giant Himalayan bats and porcupines to house mice now account for 22 percent of mammals in Europe, a new study finds. Full story

Perseid meteor shower wows stargazers

A weekend meteor shower lit up the night sky with a fiery shooting star display to delight of stargazers and space photographers around the world. Full story

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