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Seascape photography guide: How to photograph beaches and coastlines
By Kimberley Lane published
The coasts and seas offer up some of Earth’s most breathtaking views, but trying to photo them can be tricky. We’ll steer you right with our beginners guide to seascape & coastal photography.
Scientists find strange underwater volcano that 'looks like a Bundt cake'
By Sascha Pare published
The Saildrone Surveyor mission discovered the unnamed, 3,200-foot-tall formation in February while mapping the seafloor off the coast of California.
Scientists find weird holes on the ocean floor spewing ancient fluids 'like a fire hose'
By Stephanie Pappas published
Understanding the movement of fluids in the Cascadia subduction zone can help researchers pinpoint the risk of earthquakes
Why are deserts dry?
By Laurel Hamers published
Deserts are found around the world, including next to oceans. But why are these regions dry?
Fusion power key to Earth's survival, says Bill Nye in exclusive interview
By Laura Geggel published
Bill Nye the Science Guy talks about what he would get our planet for Earth Day and "evidence-based optimism" in light of his latest show, "The End is Nye."
Aspirational recycling: How bad is it to put things in the recycling that can't be recycled?
By Joshua A. Krisch published
The environmental impact of aspirational recycling, where people try to recycle items that can't be recycled, can do more harm than good.
Eerie sounds triggered by plasma waves hitting Earth's magnetic field captured in new NASA sound clip
By Harry Baker published
NASA has converted years of satellite data on Earth's magnetosphere into eerie sound clips that can be used by citizen scientists to help make new discoveries.
Surprise discovery of world's 2nd deepest blue hole could provide window into Earth's history
By Lydia Smith published
The second deepest blue hole in the world has been discovered off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The giant, underwater cavern is around 900 feet deep and spans an area of 147,000 square feet.
Bizarre, never-before-seen viruses discovered thriving throughout the world's oceans
By Sascha Pare published
The discovery of a strange group of viruses, dubbed mirusviruses, that infect ocean plankton across the globe may shed light on the origin of herpes.
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