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The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean


World's oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study

The world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said Thursday. The findings in the US journal Science, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, debunk previous reports that suggested a so-called pause in global warming in recent years. "Ocean heating is a very important indicator of climate change, and we have robust evidence that it is warming more rapidly than we thought," ...
Tags: Science, US, Ocean, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zeke Hausfather, Energy and Resources Group


Scientists Have a Plan to Turn Seabirds Into Tiny Ocean Science Labs

In the future, cyborg birds may help monitor ocean currents and help ground-truth satellite data. It may sound like an odd prognostication, but a study released on Thursday in Scientific Reports lays the groundwork.Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Ocean, Weird Science, Do Androids Dream Of Cyborg Seabirds, Ocean Currents, Ocean Science Labs


An unexplained seismic event ‘rang’ across the Earth in November

On November 11, seismologists began puzzling over a weird low-frequency rumble that rang the entire planet. The wave coming from somewhere was weirdly simple and tied to no known events. More comprehensive study of an uncharted area of the ocean floor could provide an explanation of the mystery. Someone who tracks earthquakes for fun noticed it first. On November 11, 2018, a Twitter user going by @matarikipax spotted a weird signal on the U.S Geological Survey's live seismogram page . The si...
Tags: UK, Science, Africa, Spain, Earth, Nature, Hawaii, Ocean, Geology, Innovation, Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Sound, Pacific Ocean


Scientists Just Discovered a “Lost World” of Volcanoes Hidden Deep in the Ocean

Researchers have discovered an underwater volcanic world filled with marine life off of the coast of Tasmania.
Tags: Science, Ocean


First Ocean fish farm raising 1.5 million salmon three miles off Norway

Ocean Farm 1 is the world’s first deep-sea aquaculture farm. It is designed by leading salmon farmer SalMar ASA (of Norway). They paid China Shipbuilding Industry $300 million for six... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Food, Science, Technology, Future, World, Fish, Farming, Ocean, Innovation, Agriculture, Norway, China Shipbuilding Industry, First Ocean, Ocean Farm


Traces of 'Sonic Boom' Meteorites Found in the Ocean

The first mission designed to hunt a meteorite that crashed into the ocean has now discovered what may be tiny fragments of the meteorite's crust, researchers say. On March 7, three National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather stations detected the fall of a meteorite about 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) off the coast of Washington state. "The fall was widely seen around local areas and widely heard around local areas — it came with some loud sonic booms," Marc Fries, the cosmic ...
Tags: Science, Washington, Nasa, Ocean


Scientists Found Meteorite Fragments in the Ocean

Researchers aboard the Nautilus have identified what are likely fragments of meteorite that fell in March.
Tags: Science, Ocean


11 enlightening facts about the ocean

'How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. –Arthur C. Clarke
Tags: Science, News, Earth, Ocean


Earther Are Reusable Bags Really Better For the Planet?

Earther Are Reusable Bags Really Better For the Planet? | The A.V. Club The caper comedy Ocean’s 8 is more knock-off than spin-off | The Takeout How do you like them scrapple? |Read more...
Tags: Morning Favorites, Science, Ocean


UCI Scientists Analyze First Direct Images of Dissolved Organic Carbon From the Ocean

In a first, researchers from the University of California, Irvine - as well as Switzerland's University of Zurich, IBM Research-Zurich and UC Santa Cruz - have obtained direct images of dissolved organic carbon molecules from the ocean, allowing better analysis and characterization of compounds that play an important role in the Earth's changing climate.
Tags: Science, Earth, Ocean, Switzerland, UCI, University of California Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, University of Zurich IBM Research Zurich


Bad news! Extreme ocean heat waves are a thing, and they're getting worse

Things got really strange in the waters off of Southern California in 2015.  Pacific Ocean temperatures jumped as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit above average, as an unprecedented warming trend stretched from Alaska to Mexico.  It was a bonafide marine heat wave. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers concluded that since 1925, the number of marine heat wave days increased by over 50 percent annually, and the frequency of the events increased by nearly 35...
Tags: Europe, Science, Obama, Australia, Mexico, Nasa, Earth, Alaska, Ocean, Great Barrier Reef, El Nino, Pacific Ocean, Southern California, Nature Communications, Georgia Institute of Technology, Lorenzo


Everything Is Going Wrong for North Atlantic Right Whales This Year

North Atlantic right whales are living the plot of a science fiction story: They are not having any babies. With the end of the winter calving season just around the corner, so far zero newborns have been spotted. With fewer than 450 of the whales remaining, and around 100 breeding females, this reproductive drought…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marine, Animal, Atlantic, Wildlife, Conservation, Ocean, North Atlantic, Right Whale, Whale Of A Bad Time


Great Pacific Garbage Patch: There Is an Island of Trash Twice the Size of Texas Floating in the Ocean

You may have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. If you haven’t, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a massive vortex of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean. Researcher Laurent Lebreton from The Ocean Cleanup and colleagues quantified the glut of debris in a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports.
Tags: Texas, Science, Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Ocean Cleanup, Laurent Lebreton


Whoever Stole This Meteorite From a Science Museum Really Should Have Googled It First

Police are searching for the thief, or thieves, responsible for stealing a meteorite from the Science Museum of Virginia last week. In most circumstances, a science museum heist to steal celestial space dust would sound like a plot for the forthcoming Avengers: Infinity War or even Ocean’s Eight. This is not one of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ocean, Oddities, Heist, Science Museum of Virginia, Space Rock


Evolution Left the First Animal to Walk in the Ocean—And It Still Swims There Today

The first living organism to evolve the ability to walk didn’t really use it’s new skill much—in fact, it remained in the ocean, a new study found. The research also found that the ability to walk evolved way earlier than we previously thought, but when organisms started to use this skill is still up for debate. In the study, published online in Cell, scientists from New York University analyzed the genome of a species of fish called little skates.
Tags: Science, Ocean, New York University


Microplastic pollution poses particular threat to filter-feeding rays, sharks and whales

Microplastics pose a huge threat to aquatic life – particularly large filter feeders such as whale sharks, manta rays, and baleen whales. Filter feeders are at high risk because of their constant sifting through ocean water to capture their micro-plankton prey. These large creatures play an important role in oceanic ecosystems and huge problems in the food chain could arise if they were to become threatened or even extinct due to escalating threats. A new study by an international team of rese...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Animals, Pollution, Oceans, Ocean, Plastic, Whales, Gulf of Mexico, Coral Triangle, Nature / Environment, Environmental Destruction, Iucn, Mediterranean Sea, Whale Sharks


Scientists Observe Strange Double Whirlpool Effect in Ocean for First Time

Slow waves meander westward out in the deep ocean south of Australia. Sometimes they carry with them carry large eddies, whirlpools over 100 miles across. But every so often, these whirlpools combine into double whirlpools and travel across the ocean 10 times faster than the rest of the whirlpools, moving in sync for…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Australia, Ocean, Earth Science, Satellites, Rossby Waves, The Big Round Earth


Underwater Volcano Eruptions Sound like Gunshots And Can Travel 10,000 Miles Through The Ocean

Buried in the depths of the oceans, over a million enormous underwater volcanoes puncture the seabed. Using hydrophones—special microphones designed for use underwater—scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the sounds of two volcanos erupting. Presenting their findings at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in New Orleans, the team, led by Gabrielle Tepp, from the AVO, show how different eruptions sound drastically...
Tags: Science, Ocean, New Orleans, U S Geological Survey USGS, Alaska Volcano Observatory AVO, Gabrielle Tepp, 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America


99 Percent of Microplastic in the Ocean is Missing—Scientists Just Worked Out How to Find It

Fluorescent dye could be the answer to finding the 99 percent of missing microplastics in the oceans. Researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have discovered that a dye can bind with plastic particles—which makes the microplastics easy to see underneath a fluorescence microscope. Microplastics—as small as the width of a human hair—are difficult to track down, and previous research has suggested only 1 percent of plastic waste in the oceans has been found.
Tags: Science, Ocean, United Kingdom, University of Warwick


My Brain Refuses to Believe These Are Clouds and Not the Ocean

Through the lens of a talented photographer, familiar scenes can be turned on their heads, fooling your eyes into seeing something completely different. In this video, it looks like Lars Leber captured the ocean as waves churned up a blanket of sea foam, but in reality it’s a long timelapse of clouds slowly rolling…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Photography, Science, Clouds, Ocean, Colorado Springs, Timelapses, Lars Leber


We're Destroying the Ocean's Ability to Buffer Us From Massive Volcanic Eruptions

Think back to the last time you spent a summer day at the ocean: The water was probably much cooler than the air. But if you stuck around to enjoy the sunset, you may have noticed that the temperature of the water dropped much more gradually than that of the air around you. The ocean plays a similar role with climate writ large, buffering the planet's temperatures from large swings—but climate change is interfering with its ability to so.
Tags: Science, Ocean


Jezebel Olivia Munn Had to Pay For Her Own Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe to Appear in Ocean’s 8, But It’

Jezebel Olivia Munn Had to Pay For Her Own Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe to Appear in Ocean’s 8, But It’s Fine | Deadspin  | The Root The Incomplete List of Things White People Are Mad About This Week | Splinter Jeff Sessions Attacks California’s ‘Unconscionable’ Sanctuary…Read more...
Tags: Morning Favorites, Science, Ocean, Jezebel Olivia Munn, Splinter Jeff Sessions Attacks California


Who is eating who? How climate change is modifying fish predator prey interactions

Climate change is expected to have many impacts on the oceans; one of them is where fish are located in the ocean. Ocean warming is expected to cause fish to shift to different locations that are cooler -- generally toward the poles and into deeper waters. But not all fish are moving in the same directions and at the same speeds. This is changing what fish are eating and who are eating them.
Tags: Science, Ocean


NSU Study Shows The Ocean's Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

Study using satellite-tagged shortfin mako sharks show mortality rate dramatically underestimated
Tags: Science, Ocean, NSU


Antarctica Just Plopped a One Trillion Ton Iceberg Into the Ocean

As expected, an iceberg half the size of Jamaica has finally cut itself loose from Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf. Dubbed A68, the 2,240 square mile (5,800 square km) chunk of ice one of the biggest ever recorded—but what happens now, both to the iceberg and the ice shelf, is anyone’s guess. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Global Warming, Ocean, Antarctica, Jamaica, Earth Sciences, Larsen, Larsen C, Iceberg Right Ahead, Calving, Larsen Ice Shelf, Ice Shelf Calving, A68, Iceberg A68


New Mexico Firm Uses Motion of the Ocean to Bring Fresh Water to Coastal Communities

Working with scientists at Sandia National Laboratories through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program, a Santa Fe company has produced a pump system that uses wave power to send pressurized seawater onto shore where it is desalinated without the use of external energy.
Tags: Science, Ocean, Santa Fe, Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico Small Business Assistance


Megalodon: World’s Biggest Shark Was Wiped Out During a Global Extinction of Ocean’s Megafauna

Updated | The biggest shark to have ever lived was wiped out during a previously unknown global extinction event that saw 36 percent of the world’s marine megafauna disappear. Carcharocles megalodon could reach up to 60 feet in length and had jaws measuring 9 feet wide. It lived from 23 million years ago up until the end of the Pliocene Epoch, around 2.6 million years ago.
Tags: Science, Ocean


Megalodon: World’s Biggest Shark Was Wiped Out During a Mass Extinction of Ocean’s Megafauna

The biggest shark to have ever lived was wiped out during a previously unknown mass extinction event that saw 36 percent of the world’s marine megafauna disappear. Carcharocles megalodon could reach up to 60 feet in length and had jaws measuring nine feet wide.
Tags: Science, Ocean


These GIFs of Endlessly Looping Waves Will Soothe Your Soul

Okay, so technically they’re not GIFs, but “cinemagraphs,” short, seamlessly repeating videos. Either way, these incredible loops of dramatic waves from Ray Collins and Armand Dijcks are endlessly soothing. Just watch and watch and watch and forget that the Earth will soon be one giant ocean.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Earth, Nature, Ocean, Waves, Ray Collins, Armand Dijcks, Peace On Earth



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