And led to one of the first American science experiments.
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A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
But one thing's for sure: This creature of the deep has an incredible memory.
We go remote-control deep-sea fishing with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
It's got a three-foot bell and a whopping 20-foot-long body. Eeeep.
Alongside the wild natural beauty, some evidence of humans.
Determining cause of death with the help of blubber knives
The quest to understand, explore, and protect the amazing animals
What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
Abominable snowmen, sea serpents and dragons, oh my!
Searching for the origins of life in the deep sea.
Telepathy, ouija boards, hypnosis, mythical monsters, and more subjects that probably shouldn't be classified as legitimate science
Grouper and coral trout signal giant moray eels and octopuses to hunt prey.
Don't worry, it's still an awfully mysterious bunch of bears.
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Mirrors give fish diverticular eyes
Armed with better batteries and stronger materials, new submersibles aim to go deeper than ever before and open up the whole of the unexplored ocean to human eyes
We spent twenty-four hours on a Greenpeace boat in the Gulf of Mexico looking for oil and dispersant among marine life. On the six-month anniversary of the leak, we report back