The new material may make marine uranium extraction economically feasible.
By the end of this decade, Seabed 2030 wants to produce accurate maps for the remaining 80 percent of the ocean floor.
Yet another ocean monster has been discovered.
The creator of the index called it a public utility for accessing the “vast ocean” of human knowledge.
Wind farms seem less productive when scientists incorporate more realistic atmospheric models into their output predictions.
What do you call it when the Earth shakes for three decades?
Humanity is never fully in control of its creations. This lesson from Mary Shelley has remained relevant for over 200 years.
One possible vision of the distant future.
Scientists look to erupted sea glass — lava that erupted in the ocean and was instantly chilled by the surrounding water — to take Earth's temperature.
Gigantic ranges called "supermountains" formed twice in Earth's history, and they may have had a profound influence on evolutionary history.
Scientists have known blobs existed for a long time, but how they have behaved over Earth’s history has been an open question.
"Superhabitable" planets might be real, but Earth is probably as good as it gets.
Out of the four rocky planets in our Solar System, only Earth presently has plate tectonics. But billions of years ago, Venus had them, too.
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
From crocodiles to birds, certain animals managed to survive some of the worst extinction events in world history.
Former NASA astronaut Ron Garan enlightens listeners with lessons from space to ignite a sense of purpose to unlock potential, navigate change, and create opportunity.
NASA is creating a planet habitability index, and Earth may not be at the top. With our current data, ranking habitability is guesswork.
Impressive but deadly physics underlie catastrophic eruptions.
It doesn't matter how ridiculous a lie is. As long as it is repeated often enough, some people will believe it.
“I watched closely for the sun or stars to appear, to correct my chronometer, on the accuracy of which our lives and the success of the journey would depend.”
To date, only one research vessel has ever encountered a milky sea.
Syllipsimopodi bideni is small (about 12cm in length), has ten arms, suckers, fins, and a triangular pen of hard tissue inside its body for support.
The laws of physics aren’t changing. The Earth is. When it comes to any physical science, we know that the fundamental rules governing how the Universe works remain constant with time. […]