Beautiful 'flowers' self-assemble in a beaker
By simply manipulating chemical gradients in a beaker of fluid, materials scientists at Harvard have found that they can control the growth behavior of crystals to create precisely tailored structures—such ...
A Zen discovery: Unrusted iron in ocean
Iron dust, the gold of the oceans and rarest nutrient for most marine life, can be washed down by rivers or blown out to sea or - a surprising new study finds - float up from the sea floor. The discovery, ...
Ocean acidification is accelerating and severe damages are imminent
Urgent action is needed to limit damages to marine ecosystems, including coral reefs and fisheries, due to increasing ocean acidity, according to 155 of the world’s scientific experts who will release the Monaco Declaration ...
Effect of ocean acidification may not be so dire
(Phys.org) —Marine scientists have long understood the detrimental effect of fossil fuel emissions on marine ecosystems. But a group led by a UC Santa Barbara professor has found a point of resilience in ...
Mercury levels in Pacific fish likely to rise in coming decades, study reports
University of Michigan researchers and their University of Hawaii colleagues say they've solved the longstanding mystery of how mercury gets into open-ocean fish, and their findings suggest that levels of ...
Scientists warn of massive ocean extinctions
When we think of mass extinctions, we think of the dinosaurs. Nothing that could happen in the modern era, right?
Scientists: Bacteria spreading in warming oceans
(AP) -- Warning: The warming of the world's oceans can cause serious illness and may cost millions of euros (dollars) in health care charges.
Top marine scientists call for action on 'invisible' fisheries
To protect our oceans from irreversible harm, governments, conservationists, and researchers around the world must address the enormous threat posed by unregulated and destructive fisheries, say top marine ...
The Abyss: Deepest Part of the Oceans No Longer Hidden
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Abyss is a dark, deep place, but it's no longer hidden. At least when Nereus is on the scene. Nereus is a new type of deep-sea robotic vehicle, called a hybrid remotely operated vehicle ...
Trees won't stop tsunamis, scientists warn
Claims that coastal tree barriers can halt the might of a tsunami are false and dangerous, a team of international marine scientists said today.
Finding a job may be the hardest nut for a new scientist to crack
The typical biography of a scientist might look something like this.
'Hot spot' for toxic harmful algal blooms discovered off Washington coast
A part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Washington state from Canada's British Columbia, is a potential "hot spot" for toxic harmful algal blooms affecting the Washington and British Columbia coasts.
Study shows depleted fish stocks can come back from the brink
(Phys.org) —Nature is a lot more resilient than we sometimes think. A study by Rutgers marine scientists published recently in Science shows that species of fish that have been overfished for decades can of ...
Microplastic pollution confirmed to be a threat to marine biodiversity
New research confirms scientists' predictions that microplastic pollution could severely affect marine biodiversity and the health of our oceans