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How much of the ocean have we explored?

The ocean is the lifeblood of Earth, covering more than 70 percent of the planet's surface, driving weather, regulating temperature, and ultimately …

Experts Call For Urgent Defense of Deep Ocean

<b>(From ScienceDaily) —</b> The world’s deep-ocean spans more than half the planet and holds vast quantities of untapped energy resources, precious metals …

Conservation

A New Age of Ocean Exploration May Just Save Us

<b>By Dr. Peter H. Diamandis</b><p><i>Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE</i><p>A renewed golden age of exploration in the 21st century might just be the key to a healthy and valued planet. Although we've already ignited unprecedented advances into space, there is still so much of our planet left …

Could the Buildings of the Future be Grown Underwater in the World's Oceans?

London-based Exploration Architecture creates cutting-edge projects that explore truly sustainable concepts. Their designs are inspired by natural …

Architecture

Venturing into the ocean depths | Russia Beyond the Headlines

Story by Vsevolod Pulya, RBTH<p>Photography by Alexander Semyonov, Val Darkin, Andrey Shpatak<p>Marine biologist and underwater photographer Alexander Semyonov is the driving force behind the Aquatilis expedition, which is to carry out unprecedented research into gelatinous plankton and use its findings …

John Steinbeck's 1966 Plea To Create A NASA For The Oceans

In the September 1966 issue of Popular Science, author John Steinbeck made the case for giving deep-sea exploration the same attention as the space race.<p><i>Three years before the first humans landed on the moon, Nobel-prize winning author John Steinbeck published a passionate plea in</i> Popular Science</i> …

Literature

Scientists identify source of mysterious sound in the Southern Ocean

Scientists have conclusive evidence that the source of a unique rhythmic sound, recorded for decades in the Southern Ocean and called the 'bio-duck,' …

Scientists Turn Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents Into Gigantic Batteries for Ocean Exploration

Did you know that humans have only explored 5 percent of the world’s oceans? That means we know almost nothing about the plants, animals, and other …

World's first 14 loop rollercoaster opens at Alton Towers

As if the 14 loops were not disorienting enough, the rollercoaster ride also has built in optical illusions and blinding lights designed to mess with you mind.<p>The theme ride, named the Smiler, holds the official Guinness World Record for the most loops in a rollercoaster, breaking the previous …

Pacific Ocean warming faster than it has in 10,000 years, study finds

Scientists have struggled to explain a recent slowdown in the rise of global surface temperatures while skeptics have seized on the 15-year lull to cast doubt on the science of climate change.<p>A new study offers one explanation of where much of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions is going: …

Climate Change

Rise of Oceans Due to Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet Is 'Unstoppable'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two forthcoming reports on the western Antarctic ice sheet confirm previous fears that the ice's …

Underwater Volcanic Eruption Creates a New Island in the Pacific Ocean

An eruption just south of Japan in the Pacific Ocean has created a new island comprised of black volcanic tephra. The latest addition to the Ring of …

Pacific Ocean

Europa's Ocean May Be Biological Dead End

At first glance, it looks more like a freshly-fertilized chicken egg than Jupiter’s fourth largest moon. But Europa’s fractured brownish-colored surface also suggests activity beneath its icy shell. In fact, some astrobiologists think that underneath this frozen veneer, there may be an ocean of …

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

<b>1. Mind Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Consumption</b><p>Reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean by leaving the car at home when you can and being conscious of your energy use at home and work. A few things you can do to get started today: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, take …

Sustainability