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Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current

And that could mean trouble.<p>The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1,600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. As we’ve set out in a new study in <i>Nature</i>, …

Global Warming

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Global Warming

Your Appendix Actually Serves A Purpose

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

Universe

Dear Science: If humans are related to apes, why aren’t they evolving into us?

Dear Science: Why are there no hominins left on Earth? If evolution is ongoing and species are always changing and adapting, shouldn’t we see new …

Humanity

We may be about to solve one of the biggest mysteries in the universe

The discovery of gravitational waves in February is leading to remarkable new insights in physics. One of the most promising is identifying what dark matter is made of, the elusive missing majority of the universe that we know is out there but can't detect directly. NASA Cosmologist Alexander …

Dark Matter

Meet LUCA, the ancient organism that gave rise to all life as we know it 4 billion years ago

It was Charles Darwin who first guessed at the mysterious creature that gave rise to all life as we know it.<p>“Probably all the organic beings which …

Biology

Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

Scientists might have found the common ancestor that unites all life on Earth – and it’s called Luca.<p>Our ultimate relative was a single-cell, …

6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)

Our knowledge of outer space is a lot like our knowledge of history -- it's <i>really</i> hard to separate what we know from research from what we picked up …

This Trailer for Stephen Hawking Biopic 'Theory of Everything' Will Make You Cry

An upcoming film about the life and times of famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is going to be a real tear-jerker, if the newly released trailer is …

Astronomers Just Witnessed the Formation of an Ancient Galaxy

Think Milky Way, but smaller.<p>Astronomers have for the first time witnessed the formation of a massive galaxy, which they have dubbed “Sparky.” This …

Six Ways Science Says Marijuana May Hurt Your Health

Boosters of marijuana legalization often speak about the relative harmlessness of the drug, especially when compared to alcohol and tobacco, which …