Nicholas Marlowe

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How seafloor weathering drives the slow carbon cycle

A previously unknown connection between geological atmospheric carbon dioxide cycles and the fluctuating capacity of the ocean crust to store carbon …

Three Travel Safety Questions to Consider Before an International Vacation

For many of us, it’s the perfect time of year to pack a bag and travel to our favorite vacation destination. Whether off to an island to dive or just …

Your First Set of Scuba Gear: A Buyer's Guide

For a new diver, buying gear is the final step, the act that says "I'm committed to really enjoying diving." But if you're newly certified, how are …

Scuba Diving Editor-in-Chief Patricia Wuest Among Women Divers Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

<i>Scuba Diving</i> experienced a double win with the 2018 class of inductees to the Women Divers Hall of Fame: They include our editor-in-chief Patricia …

New Scuba Diving Knives for 2018

ScubaLab's quick guide to new, cutting-edge dive knives.<p>Promate Sharp-Tip Titanium Dive Knife<p><b>Price</b> $99.95 | <b>Contact</b> promateusa.com<p>The 4⅜-inch titanium …

Researchers find major food retailer's sustainability program drives farmers' environmental practices

When grocery stores tout sustainable products, consumers may take their claims at face value. Yet few studies have analyzed whether or not companies …

$2 Billion Investment in Forest Restoration Announced at COP23

By Mike Gaworecki<p>Last Thursday, at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany (known as COP23), the World Resources Institute (WRI) announced that $2.1 …

A Mutable Cloud: On “Dark Ecology” and “Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays”

ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE does not happen suddenly. For that reason, we have difficulty seeing it. Its point of no return is not clearly marked, which …

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

Quantum Mechanics

American hostage mom and family freed 5 years after being kidnapped by Taliban

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children — all of whom were born in captivity — were rescued on Wednesday, five years …

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding that friend because of the wrong thing I’d said. Plus, I haven’t called my mother yet today: guilty. And I really should have organised something special …

Economic Justice

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Hugh Hefner, Iconic Playboy, Dies at 91

The founder of the Playboy empire gave generations of men a robe-clad role model.<p>The 1992 documentary <i>Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time</i> was aptly titled. For generations of men, Hefner—who died September 27 at the age of 91, according to <i>Playboy</i>—lived a fairy-tale existence. As Kiss frontman <b>Gene Simmons</b> …

New plant tests US appetite for seawater desalination

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Good news for Boston: This winter will be mild

Some good news for Bostonians weary after last year’s devastating snowfall.<p>The weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions is expected to be …

This year’s El Niño still looks like a whopper

Federal forecasters on Thursday reinforced expectations of a strong El Niño this winter, saying there’s a 95 percent chance the burly weather phenomenon, often linked to rain in California, sticks around until spring.<p>Equatorial waters in the Pacific remain extraordinarily warm and trade winds that …

Enlightenment Is Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be

Ever wondered what an enlightened person looks like? Probably not what you’ve imagined.<p>Having gone through rigorous Zen training myself, which left …

Must Have Survival Gear Every Man Should Have

Must have survival gear like knives, saws, hatchets, axe, etc.<p>Every man loves adventure, at least most do; and when it comes to adventure and the …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

The Most Photogenic National Parks

America's best idea--our national parks--are probably best known for the outdoor activities they afford us. From hiking to fly fishing and everything in between, these well-maintained and preserved public lands open up a whole world of outdoor activities.<p>The active resources are easy enough to …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

It's Official, July Was Earth's Hottest Month On Record

Scientists predict 2015 will be the hottest year ever.<p>July 2015 was officially the Earth's hottest month in recorded history, government scientists confirmed Thursday, following up on preliminary data published earlier this week by NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency.<p>The average temperature in …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

How Important Is Perfect Form in Fitness, Really?

<i>By Brian Sabin</i><p>Just about every gym in the world is lying to you. The lies are told subtly. They aren't even spoken aloud. But they are often written all over the walls. The lies are well intentioned, aiming to show you the "right" way to exercise. We're talking about the posters that show someone …