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Harvesting thermal energy from the oceans takes some powerful engineering
In lieu of a written language, the Inca communicated through construction.
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
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Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
Searching for the origins of life in the deep sea.
Life as we know it probably wouldn't exist.
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
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The History of Popular Science
Reconstructing sea level history for the first time