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No, You Shouldn't Roast Marshmallows Over a Volcano Vent

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An aerial view of one of the fissures in the Kīlauea Volcano eruption. An aerial view of one of the fissures in the Kīlauea Volcano eruption. U.S. Geological Survey

Kudos to the scientists and staff at the U.S. Geological Survey for keeping the public informed about the eruption of Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano. The agency's information response—including video and photo updates—offers a great example of how to educate people about complex scientific activities. The social media team also set up a Facebook page to answer questions about the ongoing volcanic activity. And @USGS Volcanoes, which apparently operates under the belief that there is no such thing as a stupid question, has been keeping the Twitterverse updated as well:  

Katherine is deputy editor of Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, where she oversees editorial coverage for GovExec.com. She previously was executive editor of Nextgov.

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