Tubeworms, Deadly Mushrooms, 50,000 Underwater Golf Balls, Bye-bye Botts Dots, End of Recycling

Private science goes deep Fascinating work being done right now in the Gulf of California by Schmidt Ocean Institute. This is a private non-profit started by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, (Eric of Sun Microsystems and Google fame) and headquartered in Palo Alto, California. They are doing pioneering work in undersea exploration. Their current expedition takes …

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California’s volcano threat, “Lost” Atlantis, the newt’s journey, “Dude” Lawrence of Arabia, building against wildfire.

California’s volcano threat…take it seriously. A new report out from the U.S. Geological Survey documents something many of us already know: California is volcano country. Nevermind that we already face the potential for a massive earthquake sometime in the near future, but the report says the danger from a small- to moderate-sized volcanic eruption in …

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Exploring the ocean’s deepest depths, Cabo Pulmo, Great white shark genome, collapsing bluff, and thwarting cactus thieves

Brave new efforts to explore the ocean’s depths Only three people have ever been to the bottom of the ocean, and none of them were there for very long. In 1960, Swiss explorer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy lieutenant Don Walsh rode in the bathyscaphe Trieste to the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the …

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Sea of Shadows, Drones on the vine, landslide science, let’s talk earthquakes, Walter Munk.

Sea of Shadows takes on poaching in the Sea of Cortez One of the best documentary films at Sundance this year was the conservation epic Sea of Shadows, about poaching in the Sea of Cortez. Directed by Richard Ladkani (who also directed Ivory Game, about elephant poaching), and executive produced by Leonardo DeCaprio.   The film follows Mexican …

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