Laura Carter

Earth Science

Rice University

A Hermione, Iโ€™m a bookworm, writer, and academic graduating with a PhD from Rice Universityโ€™s Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences department, but with a love for volcanoesโ€“a VolcaNerd! Iโ€™ve studied the hazards of volcanoes in Guatemala, visited Mt St Helens, and my recent research as an experimental petrologist investigated volcanic carbon dioxide emissions. You can also often find me erupting Diet Coke with Mentos, as Iโ€™m passionate about outreach and science communication.

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What ancient salt can tell us about life on Earth

Scientists are finding more evidence about how our planet gained oxygen

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