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I Explored The Antarctic Deep Seas For Blue Planet II - And It Was Like Going Back 350 Million Years

"It has always been our ambition to get inside that white space, and now we are there the space can no longer be blank," wrote the polar explorer …

Blue Planet II

Distinction Travel: The two sides of Curaçao

The drive into the capital of Curaçao, the Dutch Caribbean outpost that is the “C” in the ABC islands, allows you to pass by the usual colorful …

Chickens

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Logging in with Facebook may let Javascript trackers steal personal data

Using Facebook to login to certain websites may open you up to data theft attacks if those sites also employ particular Javascript trackers. Although …

Personal Data

Google's plan to fix texting on Android is really about the death of SMS

Google finally has a plan to fix Android's texting problem.<p>This week, the company confirmed its long-rumored plan to improve messaging on Android and …

Apps

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Antarctic Glaciers Are Helping Drive Their Own Melt

Glaciers in Antarctica are melting from the bottom up as warm ocean water seeps underneath the ice.<p>It’s now the dominant driver of ice loss across …

Global Warming

Earth Day: Time for a plastic-free planet

This Earth Day, activists are calling for an end to plastic pollution. DW has been following the impacts of disposable plastic and efforts to do away …

Pollution

4 Powerful Environmental Documentaries That Will Inspire You on Earth Day

Get motivated this Sunday.<p>In 1969, a massive oil spill dumped 21,000 gallons of crude into the ocean near Santa Barbara, California. At the time, it …

National Parks

Advocacy, Like Sailing, Means Navigating Turbulent Seas

Looking for wind coming out of bays and passes. The spray of waves against the bow. It can be frustrating at times because you are not always able to …

Health Care

Ian Walsh Gives Back to His Maui Community with This Surf Contest Entirely for Kids

<b>Everything perpetuates.</b> The ocean flows steady to land, bounces off the shore, and rolls back into itself again and again, creating magnificent waves …

Aquatic Sports

Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?

For centuries, we've dreamt of the existence of mermaids and mermen, or people of the seas who can breathe under water. What if these beings were …

Extreme Sports

Olympus – A Gentlemen’s Yacht Oozing Historic American Charm

With its elegant mahogany lined interiors that bring to mind Gatsby-era glamour, Olympus Yacht is a true American classic. Conceived by New York …

Dining Rooms

2016 Ocean Heatwave Killed 30 Percent of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is still one of the natural wonders of the world, but the beautiful mass of colorful coral is losing its greatness. As …

Climate Change

Indonesia Calls in the Army to Fight Plastic Enemy

In March, a diver's video of masses of plastic floating off the Indonesian coast went viral. But that plastic often reaches the ocean through the …

Pollution

Michigan is Considering a Mandatory Registration for SUPs and Kayaks | Adventure Sports Network

Starting next year, Michigan's paddlers may be paying a fee before they can hit the water.<p>Board? Check. Paddle? Check. Leash and PFD? Check. …

Kayaking

Bottlenose dolphins spotted in Canadian Pacific waters for the first time

Bottlenose dolphins typically reside in tropical or warm-temperate waters around the world — but researchers recently glimpsed a group of around 200 …

Dolphins

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

Scuba Diving

The holiday village run by spies

<b>Arous was an idyllic holiday resort in the Sudanese desert, on the shores of the Red Sea. But this glamorous destination was a base for Israeli agents with a secret mission.</b><p>"Arous on the Red Sea, a wonderful world apart," the glossy brochure says, pronouncing it "the diving and desert recreation …

Israel

Boston Whaler 350 Realm is the SUV of the Sea

I loved the 13-foot and 16-foot Boston Whalers I had a half-century ago, so I was eager to run Boston Whaler’s new 350 Realm. It melds the …

Yachts

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Shark attack halts Australia surf competition

<b>(CNN) —</b> A shark attack on a surfer in Australia has forced the temporary suspension of an international surfing competition.<p>The victim, Alejandro Travaglini, 37, was bitten on the leg by a shark off Gracetown in Western Australia on Monday morning.<p>He managed to paddle back to shore and a rescue …

Western Australia

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

Design Forum: Album Surfboard’s Insanity Model

Matt Parker on why the Insanity is the rational choice for your one board quiver<p>By

Surfing

Cargo Ship Being Built in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, a wooden ship is being built. The keel foundation is laid, milled timbers are drying and a skilled team from around the world is …

Cargo Ships

Nile Challenge 2019: 800km single-handed in a Laser

<b>Phoenix Marine is delighted to announce a new, pioneering event for the sailing world. During 1st – 15th March 2019, the first ever single-handed</b> …

Sailing

Antigua Sailing Week inspiring youth

Fever-Tree<p>by Trish Jenkins 12 Apr 14:36 BST 28 April - 4 May, 2018<p>Highly competitive youth team on board one of the The National Sailing Academy of …

Sailing