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The Saildrone Surveyor mission discovered the unnamed, 3,200-foot-tall formation in February while mapping the seafloor off the coast of California.
Understanding the movement of fluids in the Cascadia subduction zone can help researchers pinpoint the risk of earthquakes
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."
The environmental impact of aspirational recycling, where people try to recycle items that can't be recycled, can do more harm than good.
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.
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.
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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