“As long as I'm breathing,” Sylvia Earle says, “I'll be diving.”
The Ocean Discovery XPrize competition announces its semifinalists
Alongside the wild natural beauty, some evidence of humans.
Cindy Lee Van Dover was the first woman to pilot the Alvin submarine, and that was only the beginning.
As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.
Machines of the abyss
With the upcoming release of the major motion picture Europa Report, a couple of Jet Propulsion Lab scientists explain how science fiction has evolved in response to our growing understanding of space.
The ancient deposit could be good news for tech companies
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
Much of Earth's oil reserves can be traced to a single volcanic eruption, scientists say
The National Science Foundation has built a global observatory under the sea
It's decision time
My primary focus is searching for undiscovered species—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans.
PopSci predicts the top news stories of the next year.
An adaptation of oil drills for deep water could bring scientists closer to the goal of drilling all the way through the earth's crust to the wonders beneath
Just discovered: Glowing fungus, ship-eating bacteria, toughest-silk spider and terrible toothed leech
Researchers have discovered a marine microbe may help inhibit pathogen biofilm formation
Plastic, fishing gear and 18th-century steamship coal were among the most common finds.
A carbon tax would make companies think harder about using fossil fuels, which spur rising acidity in the seas
A working model of the estimated $5-million device could be ready within a year.