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China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

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China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

Source: Reuters/Ben Blanchard and Manuel Mogato - July 31, 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, ramping up the rhetoric ahead of a key regional security meeting in Malaysia next week.

China has repeatedly urged Washington not to take sides in the escalating maritime dispute more…

Florida Treasure Hunters Find $1 Million in Gold From 300 Year Old Shipwreck

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Florida Treasure Hunters Find $1 Million in Gold From 300 Year Old Shipwreck

Source: Mashable/Megan Specia - July 31, 2015

More than $1 million in gold that has sat on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean for nearly 300 years has finally resurfaced, thanks to more…

An “Ocean” May Lie Beneath One of the Driest Places on Earth

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An “Ocean” May Lie Beneath One of the Driest Places on Earth

Source: South China Morning Post/Stephen Chen - July 31, 2015

There could be an “ocean” hidden under one of the driest areas on earth, according to a breakthrough discovery by more…

New Research Suggests Polar Bears Are Superb Divers

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New Research Suggests Polar Bears Are Superb Divers

Source: LiveScience/Elizabeth Palermo - July 31, 2015

Polar bears are known to be excellent swimmers, but new research suggests that they are also superb divers.

Scientists recently observed a polar bear dive that lasted more…

China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

Photo: Paul Kelly/US Navy

China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

Source: Reuters/Ben Blanchard and Manuel Mogato - July 31, 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills more…

Nautical Archaeology

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Nautical Archaeology

Source World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - July 31, 2015

Thousands of shipwrecks lie across the world ocean floor. Along with the new technologies that reveal them to us, various controversial issues have more…

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Looking Back to When the Oceans Failed

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Looking Back to When the Oceans Failed

Source: The TerraMar Project/Ghislaine Maxwell - July 27, 2015

It’s December 2031, and my hand is tingling with an alert from Apple’s latest wearable technology. I’ve received a new e-mail: The Daily Catch has landed in my more…

Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student

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Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student

Source: News@Northeastern/Joe O'Connell - June 9, 2015

More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are esti­mated to be floating in the world’s oceans. And the cost to take a research vessel out more…

Takeaways from “Life on the Reef,” A Documentary Series on the Great Barrier Reef

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Takeaways from “Life on the Reef,” A Documentary Series on the Great Barrier Reef

Source: SFGate/David Wiegand - July 23, 2015

The abiding takeaway from the three-part documentary series “Life on the Reef” is that the single largest living organism on Earth — Australia’s Great Barrier more…

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