The ocean's hidden waves show their power
Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea. But internal waves, which are hidden entirely within the ocean, ...
Out-of-fuel European satellite to come crashing down
A satellite monitoring Earth's gravity field since 2009 will run out of fuel "in the coming days" and eventually crash, with little risk to humans, the European Space Agency said Friday.
Pacific Ocean waters absorbing heat 15 times faster over past 60 years than in past 10,000
A recent slowdown in global warming has led some skeptics to renew their claims that industrial carbon emissions are not causing a century-long rise in Earth's surface temperatures. But rather than letting ...
North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean bringing climate change to Antarctica, study finds
The gradual warming of the North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean is contributing to climate change in Antarctica, a team of New York University scientists has concluded. The findings, which rely on more than ...
Evolution stuck in slime for a billion years
Tasmanian researchers have revealed ancient conditions that almost ended life on Earth, using a new technique they developed to hunt for mineral deposits.
Seafloor carpet catches waves to generate energy
(Phys.org) —What do champion surfers who gathered at last week's Mavericks Invitational have in common with a UC Berkeley engineer? They all are looking to harness the power of big ocean waves.
Ocean acidification: First demonstration that ocean's CO2 uptake can impair digestion in a marine animal
Ocean acidification impairs digestion in marine organisms, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Researchers from Sweden and Germany have studied the larval stage of gre ...
Is there an ocean beneath our feet?
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that deep sea fault zones could transport much larger amounts of water from the Earth's oceans to the upper mantle than previously thought.
Iron melt network helped grow Earth's core, study suggests
(Phys.org) —Stanford scientists recreated the intense pressures and temperatures found deep within the Earth, resulting in a discovery that complicates theories of how the planet and its core were formed.
Changing climate may leave some species homeless
As oceans warm some species may be forced to find new habitats or face extinction, scientists say.
Satellite images detect underwater volcanic eruptions
(Phys.org) —Oregon State University scientists have discovered how to pinpoint the time and place of underwater volcanic eruptions using satellite images.
Clam found to be over 500 years old
Further research following a field trip carried out by Bangor University's School of Ocean Sciences in 2006 has led us to identify the age of a clam more accurately.
Safety in numbers? Not so for corals
Traditionally, it was assumed that corals do not face a risk of extinction unless they become very rare or have a very restricted range. A team of scientists from the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM), ...
X-rays reveal inner structure of the Earth's ancient magma ocean
Using the world's most brilliant X-ray source, scientists have for the first time peered into molten magma at conditions of the deep Earth mantle. The analysis at DESY's light source PETRA III revealed that ...