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Chemist Is Making Batteries out of Recycled Crab Shells

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Chemist Is Making Batteries out of Recycled Crab Shells

Source: Hakai Magazine/Brian Owens - June 28, 2016

If you want to work in Mark MacLachlan’s lab, it helps to have a taste for seafood. The chemist, who works at the University of more…

Slow Ocean Circulation Allowed It to Store Massive Amounts of Carbon During Last Ice Age

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Slow Ocean Circulation Allowed It to Store Massive Amounts of Carbon During Last Ice Age

Source: Phys.org/University of Cambridge - June 27, 2016

The way the ocean transported heat, nutrients and carbon dioxide at the peak of the last ice age, about 20,000 years ago, is significantly different more…

Pluto May Have a Liquid Ocean

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Pluto May Have a Liquid Ocean

Source: Space/Nola Taylor Redd - June 24, 2016

The underground ocean that produced some of the stunning features on Pluto's surface may still be splashing around beneath the crust today.

If Pluto's subsurface ocean had more…

The Ocean Cleanup Poised to Deploy Prototype This Week

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The Ocean Cleanup Poised to Deploy Prototype This Week

Source: Seeker/Alyssa Danigelis - June 23, 2016

A new ocean cleanup crew is gearing up, and not a moment too soon. Starting this week, a Dutch foundation, Ocean Cleanup, will begin testing the more…

New Techniques Are Improving Ocean and Climate Measurements

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New Techniques Are Improving Ocean and Climate Measurements

Source: The Guardian/John Abraham - June 22, 2016

I have often said that global warming is really ocean warming. As humans add more heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere, it causes the Earth to gain more…

The Science Behind the ‘Finding Dory’ Animation

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The Science Behind the ‘Finding Dory’ Animation

Source: Geekwire/Jillian Raftery - June 21, 2016

The new “Finding Dory” movie takes place deep in the ocean, but it was a University of Washington professor who helped Pixar bring the film’s characters to more…

Why We Haven’t Explored the Ocean Like We’ve Explored Space

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Why We Haven’t Explored the Ocean Like We’ve Explored Space

Source: Motherboard/Sarah Emerson - June 20, 2016

Depending on who you ask, there exists not one—but two—final frontiers of discovery. Deep space has long captivated our imaginations, but the deep ocean, right more…

Sperm Whales All Descended From Single ‘Eve’

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Sperm Whales All Descended From Single ‘Eve’

Source: Hakai Magazine/John R. Platt - June 17, 2016

All of the sperm whales in the world descended from just one female who lived tens of thousands of years ago. That surprising result comes from more…

SpaceX Rocket Falls Short During Ocean Landing

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SpaceX Rocket Falls Short During Ocean Landing

Source: Seeker/Irene Klotz - June 16, 2016

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday to put a pair of communications satellite into orbit, but minutes later botched an more…

Life Could Exist Under High-Pressure Ice on Other Planets and Moons

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Life Could Exist Under High-Pressure Ice on Other Planets and Moons

Source: New Scientist/Jesse Emspak - June 15, 2016

Some planets around other stars – and even some moons in our solar system – could have life hidden under layers of weird high-pressure ice, more…

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