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European seafloor survey reveals depth of marine litter problem
A major new survey of the seafloor has found that even in the deepest ocean depths you can find bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter. The litter was found throughout the Mediterranean, and all the wa ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Stonehenge discovery rewrites history books
The town of Amesbury, just two miles from Stonehenge, is declared the longest continuously occupied settlement in Britain following a landmark archaeological dig Latest news, breaking news, cu
Probe politicisation of Sherpa's grief: Climbers
KATHMANDU: Expedition leaders and operators today decided to ask the government to form a high-level commission to investigate alleged politically-motivated unruly activities of a few liaison officers and guides that fuelled tensi News
Undergraduates will head to Rome for summer archaeological dig
An imperial court dating back to A.D. 117 will be transformed into a classroom this summer for 26 Columbia undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates, as they spend seven hours a day excavating under the Italian sun. Columbia Daily Spectator
East Antarctica More at Risk than Thought to Long-term Thaw
OSLO (Reuters) - Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than expected to a thaw that could trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise world sea levels for thousands of years, a study showed on Sunday. The Scientific American
New insight may help predict volcanic eruption behavior
A new discovery in the study of how lava dome volcanoes erupt may help in the development of methods to predict how a volcanic eruption will behave, say scientists. Volcanologists have discovered that a process called frictional m ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship
An expedition to the wreck of a 19th-century steamship off South Carolina has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold. The Seattle Times
NASA Television to Air Expedition 39 Crew's Return from Space Station
Three crew members currently aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end more than six months on the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, May 13 (U.S. time), and NASA Television will provide complete coverage of their retu NASA Breaking News
IMG's 2014 Everest Expedition is Officially Over
With the last IMG team member now off the hill, the expedition is officially over, though still plenty to figure out about the future of climbing on Everest from Nepal. International Mountain Guides
White House unveils climate change report with 'urgent' call for action live
National Climate Assessment report is largest ever conducted. Report finds that climate change "is happening now." Scientists warn sea levels could rise six feet by 2100 Latest news and comment from B
Israeli says he has found King David's citadel
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancien Denver Post: News: Breaking
New Penguin Flu Found in Antarctica
new version of bird flu unlike any other seen on Earth has been discovered in Antarctica, researchers announced today (May 6). Discovery News - Top Stories
Paleontologists unveil online showcase of 3-D fossil remains
More than two decades ago, a paleontologist began the laborious task of digitally scanning the bones of mastodons, mammoths and other prehistoric creatures so the images could be displayed on computers. Several recent technical ad ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
The Red Sea: An ocean like all others, after all
The Red Sea has turned out to be an ideal study object for marine geologists. There they can observe the formation of an ocean in its early phase. However, the Red Sea seemed to go through a different birthing process than the oth ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Scientists See Quake Risk Increasing in Oklahoma
A sharp rise in earthquakes in the state is apparently related to underground disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production, scientists say NYT > Environment
Shallow quake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off PNG: USGS
SYDNEY: A shallow quake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning issued. News
Meltwater from Tibetan glaciers floods pastures
Glaciers are important indicators of climate change. Global warming causes mountain glaciers to melt, which, apart from the shrinking of the Greenlandic and Antarctic ice sheets, is regarded as one of the main causes of the presen ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Giant Trench Under Antarctic Ice Deeper Than Grand Canyon
A valley deeper than the Grand Canyon has been discovered beneath the ice in West Antarctica. National Geographic News
Archaeologists may have found remains of Alfred the Great
Section of human pelvis has been carbon-dated within lifetimes of Alfred the Great and son Edward the Elder. Archaeologists have identified a piece of bone they believe may have belonged to the English king Alfred the Great Science news, comment and anal
British schoolboy becomes the youngest ever person to trek to the South Pole
Lewis Clarke, 16,  completed the gruelling 700-mile journey from the Antarctic coast at 6pm this evening... mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Birds' migration secrets to be revealed by space tracker
Icarus, a wildlife receiver circling above Earth, will monitor the epic journeys of tiny birds and insects, helping to warn us of volcanic eruptions and to protect us from diseases. Small birds, butterflies, bees and fruitbats wil Environment news, comment and
Video: Prince Harry reaches South Pole and vows to celebrate with 'a few whiskies'
The daring royal led 12 wounded soldiers on a 120-mile trek to the bottom of the world - and they're going to enjoy the moment. mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Lake on Mars could have teemed with microbial life
Minerals identified by Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover suggest lake contained water of low salinity and neutral pH suitable for life. An enormous crater near the northern plains of Mars once harboured an ancient lake that could have s Science news, comment and anal
Archaeologists find oldest evidence of Late Stone Age settlement on Cyprus
Artifacts found at an archaeological site in Cyprus support a new theory that humans occupied the tiny Mediterranean island about 1,000 years earlier than previously believed -- a discovery that fills an important gap in Cypriot h ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Ancient crater could hold clues about moon's mantle
Researchers have found evidence of diverse mineralogy in the moon's South Pole Aitken basin, a giant crater left by an impact 4 billion years ago. The findings could mean that some minerals dug up during that ancient impact remain ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
NASA-USGS Landsat 8 Satellite Pinpoints Coldest Spots on Earth
What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter nig NASA Breaking News
Green Lightning Revealed in Volcanic Eruption
Green lightning is real, but it's only been documented in this one case from a volcanic eruption in Chile. One scientists tries to explain why the flash goes Irish. Discovery News - Earth News
Educators Diving in the Gulf of Mexico
Down Under, Out Yonder (DUOY) is a five-day workshop designed for educators, hosted by the Gulf of Mexico Foundation and sponsored by ConocoPhillips through a generous donation. The workshop includes two days of on-land coral ree Geology News
Life on board an Antarctic research vessel

Guardian science correspondent Alok Jha and documentary filmmaker Laurence Topham familiarise themselves with the ship that will be their home in the coming weeks on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition Environment news, comment and

World's largest solar-powered boat docks in London
The giant PlanetSolar catamaran, Türanor, the world's largest solar-powered boat, is on the last leg of the first ever attempt to circumnavigate the globe simply by harnessing the power of the sun Environment news, comment and
University of Akron geology and microbiology students conduct research in remote caves
AKRON, Ohio -- Hazel Barton, an associate professor of microbiology and geology at the University of Akron, offers one of the most amazing field work experiences for students in the country, according to Popular Science. “Ba
Old Whooping Cranes Teach Youngsters Migration Route, And The Birds Get Better With Practice
Researchers believe older whooping cranes simply teache the youngsters the route, a University of Maryland press release reported. The team also observed that the bird's got better at migrating with experience. The endangered c
GB rowers' world championship form bodes well for Rio 2016 Olympics
British Rowing targeted four medals at the world championships in South Korea, yet six of eight crews have made it into their respective finals this weekend. The impressive performances reflect the growing strength of Britain's te
Neolithic skull fragment discovered on banks of Avon
5,000-year-old mystery has been sparked after part of a human skull was found on a riverbank. Archaeologists said the unbroken piece of upper skull is in "fabulous" condition with the intricate marks from the blood vessels still v Science news, comment and anal
Massive canyon discovered buried under Greenland ice
A vast gorge in the Earth on the same scale as the Grand Canyon lies buried under ice in Greenland, scientists have learned. The massive hidden canyon is at least 466 miles (740km) long and up to 800 metres (2,600ft) deep in pl Latest news and comment from B
Pompeii ruins preservation to begin in 2014 after years of neglect
With the greatest number of Unesco world heritage sites, and state coffers that do not spare much for the culture sector, Italy has long been worrying about how to protect its exquisite heritage from ruin. In recent years it ha Science news, comment and anal
Earth life "may have come from Mars"
Life may have started on Mars before arriving on Earth, a major scientific conference has heard. New research supports an idea that the Red Planet was a better place to kick-start biology billions of years ago than the early Ea
Grand Canyon of Greenland discovered under ice sheet
The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Thursday in the journal Science. "You think that everything that could be known
Ancient Mega-Fish No Longer the One that Got Away
For more than a century, the mystery of the true size of a gigantic dinosaur-era fish, Leedsichthys, seemed like the one that got away for paleontologists. However, a new study may have solved the problem. The study documented Discovery News - Top Stories
Life on earth 'began on Mars'
Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red pl Science news, comment and anal
Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala
An assortment of marine animals and birds reside along the black volcanic sand beaches of Guatemala's Pacific coast, but lately both residents and visitors on the southeast beaches of the country have observed a tragic event – t Environment news, comment and
Arctic mission to protect Russian wildlife
Russia is planning huge oil and gas developments in the Arctic Ocean off its northern coast - drilling that could threaten pristine wildlife habitats. Large-scale production could begin in the next two decades, if the price of BBC News | World | UK Edition
Archaeological Preserve Named New Dark-Sky Park
In the northwestern corner of New Mexico, the Chaco Culture National Historical Park is famous for protecting the ruins of an ancient Pueblo settlement. But now the 34,000-acre (13,750–hectare) park is being honored for protecti SPACE.com
Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change
Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states. Harvard Gazette Online
Fukushima radioactive plume to hit the US by 2014
The radioactive stream of toxic fluids released during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the West Coast of the US by March 2014, but a paper published in the October 2013 edition of the journal Deep-Sea Research
Puget Sound’s Killer Whales Continue to Remain Under the Endangered Species Act Protection
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Services declined to strip the Endangered Species Act protection from the Puget Sound Orcas. This was announced in response to a petition filed by the Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation, a p
Scientists Detect Moon's Internal Water on Lunar Surface
Scientists have been aware that there's ice on the moon for some time. Now, though, they've discovered something else about the lunar surface. It turns out that there's magmatic water, which is water that originates from deep with
Earthquakes Mapped? Scientists Reveal New Method for Possible Prediction
Earthquakes can cause some severe damage to infrastructure. Yet most impacts on buildings are mainly due to the existing shear waves which transfer their energy during an earthquake to houses. Now, scientists have shown that it's
Rivers and Streams in U.S. Change Their Chemistry Due to Acid Rain
Past acid rain could be having a major impact on the streams and rivers in the United States. In the first survey of its kind, scientists looked at long-term alkalinity in these freshwater sources. Now, they've announced that huma
Japan's Epsilon Rocket Launch Halted After Automatic Alarm Issued
The maiden flight of Japan’s newest rocket was cancelled within the very last minute on Tuesday after an automatic alarm was tripped. The launch of the Epsilon rocket was scheduled for 1:45 pm Japan Standard Time (12:45 am Ea
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