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New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - December 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Volcanoes punched through a remote part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet twice in the last 50,000 years, according to research presented more…

The City of the Future: Ocean Spiral

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The City of the Future: Ocean Spiral

Source: The Weather Channel/Eric Zerkel - December 18, 2014

If the seas are rising, why not seek refuge below the surface?

That's the basic premise behind Ocean Spiral, an audacious construction project "dreamed" up by the more…

X Marks the Spot, SpaceX to Land Rocket on Ocean Platform

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X Marks the Spot, SpaceX to Land Rocket on Ocean Platform

Source: Business Insider/Jessica Orwig - December 17, 2014

The most monumental part of this Friday's SpaceX launch will not be what goes up, but what comes down.

In a game-changing move, SpaceX is more…

Rolls-Royce Unveils the Future of Shipping

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Rolls-Royce Unveils the Future of Shipping

Source: DailyMail/Mark Prigg - December 16, 2014

It looks like something from a science fiction film, with giant wraparound screens and artificial intelligence software constantly monitoring things.
However, Rolls-Royce believes that this more…

Ancient Bacteria Pose Modern Danger with Algae Blooms

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Ancient Bacteria Pose Modern Danger with Algae Blooms

Source: LiveScience/Marlene Cimons - December 15, 2014

This Behind the Scenes article was provided to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green more…

Rosetta Spacecraft Shedding Light on Origin of Oceans

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Rosetta Spacecraft Shedding Light on Origin of Oceans

Source: Nature World News/Brian Stallard - December 12, 2014

An analysis of water vapors from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the quarry of the Rosetta Spacecraft and its history-making Philae lander, has revealed that its water is not at all like more…

Plastic Levels in Ocean Estimated by Recent Study

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Plastic Levels in Ocean Estimated by Recent Study

Source: New York Times/John Schwartz - December 11, 2014

It is no secret that the world’s oceans are swimming with plastic debris — the first floating masses of trash were discovered in the 1990s. more…

Antarctic Sea Urchins Adapt to Ocean Acidification

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Antarctic Sea Urchins Adapt to Ocean Acidification

Source: Phys.org/British Antarctic Survey - December 10, 2014

A study of sea urchins from the Antarctic Peninsula has revealed an ability to adapt to changing conditions such as rising sea temperature and acidification. more…

Tuna Economics Create Opportunity for Tuna Ranchers

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Tuna Economics Create Opportunity for Tuna Ranchers

Source: CNBC/Robert Ferris - December 9, 2014

Fish eaters of the world, we have a tuna problem. And a portion of the blame lies with Mexico.

The overfishing and increasing scarcity of more…

Electric Eels Can Remotely Control Prey

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Electric Eels Can Remotely Control Prey

Source: BBC News/Victoria Gill - December 8, 2014

A jolt from an electric eel does more than stun its prey, scientists say.
A study, reported in the journal Science, has now shown that eels more…

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