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[credit provider=”NASA”] A shiny red submarine that could double for a Louisville Slugger played a critical role in confirming life abounds in a chilly Antarctic lake, NASA said today.
[credit provider=”Great Wight Productions / National Geographic “] When movie director James Cameron dove to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean early last year, he and his team captured hours of video of strange new deep sea life. Today, a researcher is giving a peek into this bizarre new world, […]
Amateur photographer Christian Grosso got a surprise recently when he visited a glacier in Argentina’s Patagonia region: an enormous ice bridge connected to the glacier ruptured and fell, causing a huge wave in the lake below.
[credit provider=”U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Philip A. McDaniel “] The earthquakes that rocked Tohoku, Japan in 2011, Sumatra in 2004 and Chile in 1960 — all of magnitude 9.0 or greater — should not have happened, according to seismologist’s theories of earthquake cycles. And that might […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Great Salt Lake Institute “] So much salt is dissolved in the northern part of Utah’s Great Salt Lake that its edges can become encrusted with crystals that sparkle against a treeless landscape and vast sky. The salt concentration of the water hovers near saturation, reaching nearly 10 […]
[credit provider=”Gary Meek / Georgia Tech “] Many miles above the ground, microbes thrive in the sky.A large number and wide variety of microorganisms were detected in the atmosphere 5 to 10 miles (8 to 15 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface, according to a study published today (Jan. 28) in […]
[credit provider=”ap”] Australia is burning. Extreme heat and drought during the country’s summer wildfire season have helped fierce winds spark about 100 bushfires across southeastern Australia.Sound familiar?
[credit provider=”International Polar Foundation” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3960-humans-visit-penguin-colony.html”] The existence of a 9,000-strong colony of emperor penguins in East Antarctica has been confirmed by three people who visited it for the first time.Signs of the penguins were spotted by satellite, which took images of large stains on the snow in 2009 that scientists […]
[credit provider=”Halfdan Benjaminsen/NVE ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3937-lab-inside-glacier.html”] Nearly 700 feet (more than 200 meters) under the Svartisen glacier in northern Norway, researchers are huddled together underground.In the world’s only lab located inside one of these giant hunks of ice, they are carrying out some of the best experiments on the movement and […]
[credit provider=”NASA/Goddard/MODIS Rapid Response Team ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3923-arctic-storm-reduced-sea-ice.html”] Months before Hurricane Sandy hurled the Atlantic Ocean into houses and cities along the East Coast, another record-breaking cyclone battered North America, helping push this year’s Arctic sea ice to a record low, a new study finds.Arctic sea ice has been declining for […]
[credit provider=”The Zoological Society of London ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3888-tiger-cubs-caught-on-camera.html”] A camera trap caught video of a mother tiger and her two cubs in a protected Sumatran forest, the first evidence of breeding in this location, conservationists say.The footage was captured in Sumatra’s Sembilang National Park. Scientists from the Zoological Society of […]
[credit provider=”Thomas Martin, Jean-Philippe Sobczak & Hendrik Dietz, TU Munich ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3884-rainforest-arthropod-diversity.html”] It’s well-known that the world’s rainforests contain an enormous variety of arthropods, the group of animals that includes insects and spiders.But a new study shows that this variety is simply mind-blowing.
[credit provider=”NOAA ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3875-meteotsunamis-waves-from-storms.html”] A freak wave killed seven people in Chicago on a sunny day on the shore of Lake Michigan nearly 60 years ago.At the time, no one knew what set off the monster wave.
[credit provider=”Scripps Institution of Oceanography ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3847-cameron-expedition-deepsea-life.html”] The deepest place on the planet may also hold the clues to the origin of life on Earth.The discovery of microbial mats — bizarre-looking, filamentlike clumps of microorganisms — living off chemicals from altered rocks 35,803 feet (10,912 meters) beneath the surface of […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Kevin Cole” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevcole/4289029448/”] Nature generally doesn’t time its storms so well. A “Pineapple Express” weather system — so named because of its origins near the pineapple-rich Hawaiian Islands — dumped large amounts of rain on San Francisco and Northern California this past weekend, just ahead of the announcement of […]
[credit provider=”AP Photo/John Minchillo” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=Superstorm%20Noreaster&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10092&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352342077&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=77e54f5d7e9f4eb59306d7d07c3c7c22&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] A “black swan” cyclone may sound like the latest comic book hero, but this “extreme of the extremes” is the result of climate models that suggest global warming will make future hurricanes more intense.The rare monster tropical cyclones (the term for hurricanes, typhoons and other […]