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A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean

The depths of the Indian Ocean are home to some bizarre creatures -- including one that looks like a balloon on a string.Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench, the bottommost part of the Indian Ocean. This dive was one of many in the Five Deeps Expedition, during which the crew aimed to reach the deepest part of all five of the world's oceans."We were just watching the video back and saw the thing come out of the darkness," said Alan Jamie...
Tags: Japan, Science, Earth, Cameron, Antarctica, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Newcastle University, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Jamieson, Don Walsh, Jacques Piccard, Alan Jamieson, Victor Vescovo


Lost sea creatures wash up in California as melting ice caps ‘open door’ for mass northern migration, scientists believe

The Pacific Ocean off the California coast is mixed up, and so are many of the animals that live there.The violet, thumbnail-size snails washing up here in Horseshoe Cove have never been seen this far north.By-the-wind sailors, a tiny relative of warm-water jellyfish, sprinkle the tideline by the dozen.And in the tide pools along the cove’s rocky arms, as harbour seals about to pup look languidly on, a slow-motion battle is underway between native Giant Green and Starburst anemones, a species co...
Tags: Science, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Nike, Noaa, Santa Barbara County, El Nino, Channel Islands, Orange County, Berkeley, Sonoma, Pacific, Golden Gate Bridge, Alfred Hitchcock, Pacific Ocean


Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away

When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to 16 days.
Tags: Science, California, Southeast Asia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean


New Mirror-Like Pools Discovered Deep in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists researching the microbial life on volcanic vents uncovered more incredible ocean landscapes from the seafloor off the coast of California. Just check this out:Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Pacific Ocean, The Ocean, Deep Sea Exploration, Rv Falkor, Subastian


Mysterious four-legged whale with OTTER-like features lived 40 million years ago

The new species was four-metres long and is believed to be first ancestor of whales and dolphins to reach the Pacific Ocean [Author: Berny Torre]
Tags: Science, Pacific Ocean, Berny Torre


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship hooks itself up to space station for first time

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship docked with the International Space Station for the first time today, marking a successful uncrewed rehearsal of the procedure that astronauts will go through when they make their first arrival with the next flight. The 27-foot-tall spacecraft made contact with a docking adapter on the space station's Harmony module at 2:51 a.m. PT, as the station flew over the Pacific Ocean just north of New Zealand. That "soft docking" was the first step in an hours-long ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, International Space Station, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean


NASA dropped a space exploration robot into Cape Cod’s waters to reach the darkest unknowns

When the Orpheus drone emerged from the waters off of Cape Cod in September 2018, deep sea biologist Tim Shank felt relieved. Four and a half years earlier, Shank, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), had sent a state-of-the-art exploration craft to crushing ocean depths — but the vehicle never returned.   Only shattered pieces of plastic drifted back up to the surface world. This time, the new exploration robot Orpheus passed its first test: The machine dove alone int...
Tags: Science, Australia, Nasa, Earth, Chicago, Volkswagen, Europa, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Cape Cod, Atlantic Ocean, University Of Illinois, Shank, Europa Jupiter, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI


Legendary scientist who predicted climate change effects dead at 87

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change. Ancient air trapped in ice cores proves, indisputably, that Earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are the highest they've been in at le...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Pacific Ocean, Trump, Gavin Schmidt, Robert Rohde, Wally, Stefan Rahmstorf, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Kris Karnauskas, Broecker, Wallace Broecker


44 years ago, this legendary scientist predicted Earth’s rapid warming trend

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change.Ancient air found in ice cores proves, indisputably, that Earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are the highest they've been in at least 8...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Pacific Ocean, Trump, Gavin Schmidt, Robert Rohde, Wally, Stefan Rahmstorf, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Kris Karnauskas, Broecker, Wallace Broecker


44 years ago, this legendary scientist predicted Earth’s rapid warming trend

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change. Ancient air found in ice cores proves, indisputably, that Earth's carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are the highest they've been in at leas...
Tags: Europe, Science, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Pacific Ocean, Trump, Gavin Schmidt, Robert Rohde, Wally, Stefan Rahmstorf, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Kris Karnauskas, Broecker, Wallace Broecker


El Niño has arrived. What does that mean for weather in 2019?

El Niño has arrived in 2019. So far, it's pretty weak. That doesn't mean it will stay that way. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that this natural climate phenomenon -- which is triggered by warmer temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and can significantly affect weather in the U.S. -- will likely persist through the spring. But what happens next is still unclear."We don't have a good handle on where this goes the rest of the year,...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Noaa, El Nino, West Coast, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Ghg, Weber, Mike Halpert, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, La Niña, Robert Rohde


El Nino has arrived. What does that mean for weather in 2019?

El Nino has arrived in 2019. So far, it's pretty weak. That doesn't mean it will stay that way. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that this natural climate phenomenon -- which is triggered by warmer temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and can significantly affect weather in the U.S. -- will likely persist through the spring. But what happens next is still unclear."We don't have a good handle on where this goes the rest of the year,...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Noaa, El Nino, West Coast, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Ghg, Weber, Mike Halpert, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, La Niña, Robert Rohde


Famed WW2 Aircraft Carrier Torpedoed in 1942 Found Miles Deep in Pacific Ocean

After 77 years, the wreck of the USS Hornet has finally been found, lying more than three miles deep in South Pacific waters. The storied aircraft carrier—sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1942 with the loss of 140 men— played a critical role during the Second World War, most famously in the Doolittle Raid and the Battle…Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Second world war, World War 2, South Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Shipwrecks, Aircraft Carriers, Marine Archaeology, Uss Hornet


NOAA says 2018 was 4th warmest year on record, in an undeniable global warming trend

2018 was the fourth warmest year ever recorded on planet Earth, NOAA reported today. “Earth’s long-term warming trend continued in 2018 as persistent warmth across large swaths of land and ocean resulted in the globe’s fourth hottest year in NOAA’s 139-year climate record,” NOAA said. 2018 ranks just behind 2016 (the absolute warmest), 2015 (second warmest) and 2017 (third warmest). “In separate analyses of global temperatures, scientists from NASA, the United Kingdom Met Office and the Worl...
Tags: Weather, Post, Science, News, Climate Change, Russia, Environment, Global Warming, US news, Nasa, United States, New York Times, Middle East, Noaa, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean


Total lunar eclipse 2019: 'Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK'

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Total lunar eclipse 2019: Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon has begun turning a deep red this morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon began to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface. Specta...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view today's super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Colombia's Transandino oil pipeline hit by bomb attack: Ecopetrol

Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA said on Sunday a bomb attack on the Transandino pipeline caused spillage in southwestern Narino close to the border with Ecuador. Ecopetrol did not say who was responsible for the bombing or when the pipeline would return to service.     The 306-km (190-mile) Trasandino pipeline has capacity to transport about 85,000 barrels of crude daily from fields in Putumayo Province to the Pacific Ocean port of Tumaco, from where it is exported.     Colombia...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Pacific Ocean, Ecopetrol, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC, Ecopetrol SA, ELN, National Liberation Army ELN, Putumayo province, Tumaco, Narino, Ecuador Ecopetrol


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Super blood wolf moon 2019: How to view Monday's total lunar eclipse in the UK

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21 during the next total lunar eclipse - and the last total lunar eclipse Britain is expected to experience for 10 years. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean


SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship leaves space station and splashes down in the dark

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean tonight, bringing science experiments and used hardware from the International Space Station back to Earth after dark. The Dragon delivered nearly 3 tons of food, supplies and experiments to the station on Dec. 8, and it took more than four weeks to unload the cargo and reload the Dragon with payloads for the return trip. NASA delayed the Dragon’s descent by several days due to concerns about weather in the recovery area. The ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Pacific Ocean


The International Space Station will release its SpaceX cargo ship this weekend

Both SpaceX and NASA are eager to get the Dragon cargo spacecraft back to Earth now that it has fulfilled its duties in bringing much-needed supplies to the crew aboard the International Space Station. The ship was originally expected to be released from the ISS earlier this week but plans have since changed, and NASA now expects the space station to bid farewell to the Dragon on Sunday afternoon instead. Prior to this latest change, the most recent schedule would have seen the ISS release the ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, International Space Station Program


Gaze Into the Giant Storm Swirling Over the Pacific Ocean

Forget Bad Winter, a season of Boring Winter is upon us. At least, if you live in the Northeast U.S. Head on over to the North Pacific, and it’s a different story. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Satellites, Storms, Pacific Ocean, North Pacific, Sometimes Earth Is Just Hella Pretty


SpaceX launches final batch of Iridium telecom satellites (and lands rocket)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket deployed the eighth and final set of next-generation Iridium satellites into orbit today, closing off a two-year launch campaign. The rocket rose into partly cloudy skies from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:31 a.m. PT after a trouble-free countdown. Iridium CEO Matt Desch counted down the final seconds. Minutes after liftoff, the first-stage booster separated and made an at-sea touchdown on a drone landing ship called “Just Read the Instructions,” hundreds o...
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Pacific Ocean, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Iridium, Matt Desch


Super blood moon lunar eclipse: How to view the spectacle from the UK this January

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21, during the first total lunar eclipse of 2019. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in the UK, here is everything you need to know about the total lunar eclip...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


The ISS crew is about to send a bunch of experiments back to Earth

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft has been hanging out at the International Space Station for around a month now after delivering supplies and various other goods to the astronauts in early December. Missions to resupply the ISS happen on a regular basis, but as its time in space comes to a close, the cargo craft has one more very important task to carry out. NASA announced that on Thursday, December 10th, the robotic arm of the space station will release the Dragon for return to Earth, with...
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Pacific Ocean


These Water Molecules Have Been Sitting Untouched in the Deep Pacific for 700 Years

Today, new research finds, the depths of the Pacific still hold memories of this colder time. Just over a mile (2 kilometers) down, the Pacific Ocean is getting a tad cooler as waters that were last at the surface during the Little Ice Age are only just now mixing with deeper, warmer waters. This eerie echo of temperatures from a past era is important for modern climate scientists because the ocean's capacity to hold heat matters for what happens in the atmosphere and on land, said study resea...
Tags: Science, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Jake Gebbie


Explorer Reaches the Deepest Point in the Atlantic Ocean

Explorer and multimillionaire Victor Vescovo just reached the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean — the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench. James Cameron, in the Deepsea Challenger vessel dove deeper back in 2012 to 10,908 meters (35,790 feet) down to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, the world's deepest spot.
Tags: Science, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Deepsea Challenger, Victor Vescovo, Puerto Rico Trench James Cameron


Scientists slam door on the alleged 'pause' in global warming

Today, climate change deniers will resurrect the tired old argument that Earth's global warming stalled sometime at the beginning of this century.  The evidence for such a slowdown, however, doesn't exist.  A diverse group of global researchers published two papers in the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters on Tuesday, affirming why such claims of a global warming hiatus are and always were misleading, at best. "We find there never was any statistical evidence for it," S...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Harvard University, El Nino, Pacific Ocean, Bristol University, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Stefan Rahmstorf, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Environmental Research Letters, Naomi Oreskes, Lewandowsky, Oreskes, Stephan Lewandowsky



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