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Microsoft’s undersea data center now has a webcam with fish swimming past 27.6 petabytes of data

Any fin is possible<p>If you’ve always wanted to watch fish swim past a data center with 27.6 petabytes of storage, stop surfing around as today is your lucky day. Microsoft has taken the oppor-tuna-ty to install a webcam next to its undersea data center, offering live views of just how well the metal …

Scotland

This luxury Maldivian resort is desperately trying to restore coral reefs

<b>CORAL REEFS are the most intricate ecosystem on the planet.</b> They provide shelter and food for millions of species and protect coastlines from the …

Coral Reefs

This Island Nation Is Banning Plastic

Environment<p>Dominica plans to become the world's first climate resilient nation, and banning single-use containers is one step they're taking to get there.<p>The East Caribbean nation of Dominica prides itself on its beauty.<p>It's nestled in blue waters, is filled with spectacular rainforests and draws …

Whales

We're Drowning In Plastic Trash. Jenna Jambeck Wants To Save Us

When a huge floating gyre of plastic waste was discovered in the Pacific in the late 1980s, people were shocked. When whales died and washed ashore with stomachs full of plastic, people were horrified. When photographs of beaches under knee-deep carpets of plastic trash were published, people were …

Pollution

The Great Barrier Reef isn’t coming back from the dead

Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef could be in more trouble than we thought.<p>New research carried out by scientists at the University of Queensland …

Great Barrier Reef

A chemical breakthrough could eat the plastic pollution crisis

One single-use plastic bag takes at least 450 years to degrade. Give Miranda Wang three hours and she can reduce ten of them into liquid.<p>Wang is the …

Pollution

The genes of many marine creatures are patented—and one company owns half of them

Regulation is lagging behind industry.<p>From the tiniest microbe to the biggest whale, the ocean is teeming with life. For corporations and researchers, that biodiversity is a veritable gold mine of genetic potential—but in the unregulated environment of the high seas, those corporations may delve …

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Hawaii's sunscreen ban will attempt to protect struggling coral reefs

<b>That stuff you use to keep your skin healthy in the sun? Yeah, it's terrible for the health of coral reefs. As if they didn't have enough problems to</b> …

Coral Reefs

Underwater robots just discovered the world's biggest dead zone

Underwater robots exploring off the coast of Oman made a devastating discovery this week: the largest dead zone in the world, covering at least the …

Geophysics

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

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

The ocean is losing its breath

<b>In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including</b> …

The window for saving the world’s coral reefs is rapidly closing

<b>The world's reefs are under siege from global warming, according to a novel study published today in the prestigious journal Science.</b><p>For the first …

Fish are friends with feelings—please be nice to them

Humans are generally pretty unimpressed with fish. From the popular myth that goldfish only have a three-second memory to stereotypes of sharks as “mindless killers,” they’re generally considered the simplest members of our extended vertebrate family—most interesting to contemplate when battered, …

Habitats

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Meet Kasita: The Micro-Housing Start-Up That's About To Revolutionize Real Estate

You can tell immediately that Jeff Wilson, the 42-year old founder of Kasita, an Austin-based micro-housing start-up, has been courting venture capital. He has his sales pitch nailed—which is pretty impressive for a former university dean and professor who used to live in a dumpster.<p>When I ask …

Real Estate

Humans will live underwater in 100 years' time as the population is squeezed out of cities

A report predicts underground cities and floating neighbours will become commonplace in the next century<p>One hundred years from now, the human population will be living in underwater cities and in 3D-printed homes, according to a study that looks at the future of living.<p>Buildings and interiors will …

Scientific evidence that you probably don’t have free will

Humans have debated the issue of free will for millennia. But over the past several years, while the philosophers continue to argue about the …

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

Google Does The Right Thing, Again

Five years ago, Google did the right thing: it exited the world’s largest Internet market rather than yield to China’s censorship rules.<p>Now, Google has done it again, fighting allegations by the European Commission (EC) that “the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general …

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This $35 Device is the Future of Computing

??CRYPTED<b><br>Editor’s Note:</b>For most of us, the wide world of technology is a wormhole of dubious trends with a side of jargon soup. If it’s not a …

Raspberry Pi

To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

As California's measles outbreak continues to spread beyond state borders, many doctors nationwide are grappling with how best to convince parents to have their children vaccinated. Inviting a collaborative conversation doesn't work all that well, many are finding. Recent research suggests that …

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

Viewfinder: B.A.S.E

Jump from a 500-foot cliff and you’ll free fall for five or six seconds. It’s a very short moment, but as one yet-anonymous thrill-seeker explains in …

Typhoon Class Submarine Open Ideas Competition

Throughout the entire period of its existence, humankind was developing numerous methods of elimination of each other. And with invention of the …

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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

50 Fascinating Facts About Felines

Corals and other "slow life" do move, though we often think of them as very nearly static. In order to see their movement, you need to change your …

Pets