Ed R Desruisseaux

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12,000-Year-Old Human Skeleton Found in Underwater Cave

Scientists have discovered what they say is the "oldest most complete" human skeleton in the Western hemisphere, the National Geographic Society …

Are We Totally Screwed? What Antarctica's 'Collapsing' Ice Sheet Means for Us

The past two weeks have brought one disturbing story after another about the future of the largest ice sheet on the planet — the vast frozen expanse …

Watch This Insanely Terrifying Supercell Thunderstorm

Of the four different categories of thunderstorm, supercell is the worst. A rare confluence of warm air and precipitation creates a mesocyclone vortex, a swirling juggernaut of a storm that produces huge quantities of hail and roars by at over 100 miles per hour, affecting the land for miles and …

Asteroid crash 290 million years ago may have set Russian meteor on collision course with Earth

Scientists report that the meteorite that rocked Russia early last year may have been sent on a collision course with Earth after smacking into another asteroid as long as 290 million years ago. It's estimated that the parent asteroid — a much larger object from which the so-called Chelyabinsk …

Terrawatch: Where plates collide

Just over a week ago Indonesia's Sangeang Api volcano awoke with a bang. Ash punched up into the sky, creating a plume over 15km high. Flights over the region, and as far afield as Australia, had to be cancelled, due to the danger of ash clogging aircraft engines. Luckily no lives were lost, but …

This is the Starship Enterprise of sea exploration

French architect and oceanographer Jacques Rougerie has spent more than 30 years researching underwater habitats, and even launched his own design firm for that purpose. His pet project, though, is considerably more ambitious. Drawing inspiration from Jules Verne's <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the</i> …

This Giant Floating Farm Uses Melting Icebergs To Bring Local Food To Greenland

The Arctic Harvester gathers up freshwater to feed hydroponic greenhouses–and an 800-person on-board community.<p>As glaciers melt at record speeds due to climate change, some (often questionable) startups are beginning to harvest the melting freshwater, bottle it up, and ship it off to distant …