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Cindy Lee Van Dover was the first woman to pilot the Alvin submarine, and that was only the beginning.
“As long as I'm breathing,” Sylvia Earle says, “I'll be diving.”
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
If you have any information about the whereabouts of this missing ice block, please contact NASA.
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
The new book Fire in the Sea brings one eccentric marine biologist's paintings out of obscurity.
The base is nearly as big as New Mexico!
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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
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
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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
Scientists studying the oft-maligned undersea creature are finding more than meets the eye
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To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood
Need to get away from it all? Popular Science presents an exclusive tour of CSS Skywalker, an orbital resort that's a lot closer to reality than you might think
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.