Brennan Nowak

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See Coral Reefs Like Never Before Thanks To Gorgeous New Panoramas

To track the effects of warming seas on coral reefs, a new survey project is launching an extensive database of panoramic underwater imagery.<p>Today the Catlin Seaview Survey—which recently brought us some amazing views of the Galápagos coastline—launches the first-of-its-kind database of our …

Inside The World's Most Ambitious Eco-City

Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.<p>At first glance, Masdar City appears a mirage. From a distance it looks like a single multicolored building, standing lonely on the horizon. Part of the illusion is due to the …

Roberto Luongo, NHLPA talked about voiding his contract; so why didn’t he?

Puck Daddy<p>Roberto Luongo’s press liaison James Duthie of TSN revealed on Friday that there will be a 2-part interview with the Vancouver Canucks …

5 Headlines That Will Be Written During the Vancouver Canucks' 2013-14 Season

The Vancouver Canucks have undoubtedly gotten worse this summer. They have lost Maxim Lapierre, Derek Roy, Keith Ballard, Cory Schneider and Mason Raymond (most likely), and even talks with Chris Tanev have hit a standstill.<p>If you're wondering which players have replaced those lost to trade and …

National Geographic Travel

Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly'

<b>The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report.</b><p>Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) monitored widespread changes in ocean chemistry in the region.<p>They say even if CO2 emissions stopped now, it would take …

Global Warming

NASA: Meteor In Russia Threw Up Globe-Girdling Plume Of Debris

The bus-sized meteor that slammed into Russia in February, causing a massive shock-wave and injuring hundreds of people, sent a plume of dust into the stratosphere that circled the globe in just four days and lingered for months, NASA says.<p>The Feb. 15 meteor at Chelyabinsk near Russia's southern …

CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality

A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.<p>Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in the Nevada desert that has fascinated armchair historians and tormented conspiracy theorists for …

Audit Shows The NSA Has Been Illegally Spying On Americans

The wide-reaching leak on data surveillance programs by Edward Snowden (who has sought asylum in Russia) is still ongoing.<p>According to the Washington Post, an internal audit and other top-secret documents show that the National Security Agency (NSA) has broken privacy laws or overstepped its legal …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

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