AP (July 28, 2016) Researchers are exploring a blue hole in the waters of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Data obtained by an underwater robot showed the hole is about 984 feet deep, making it the deepest ... watch video
AP (July 14, 2014) Video posted online shows beach-goers in Siberia huddling under umbrellas as hailstones pelt them. Weather has been unusually extreme across much of Russia this summer. (July 14)
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AFP (Apr. 13, 2015) Twenty six people died and nearly a thousand sought medical treatment after wildfires blamed on adults who had "played with matches" swept through Siberia, authorities said on Monday. Duration: ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (June 30, 2016) Firefighters are battling a blaze that's threatening animal life in the Baikal-Lena Nature Reserve in a remote, southern region of Siberia. Gavino Garay reports.
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AFP (Dec. 30, 2015) A giant squid that drifted into a Japanese port has been guided back out to sea almost a week after it was spotted, giving enthusiasts and experts a rare glimpse of the mysterious creature.
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Deutsche Welle (May 27, 2013) The damage caused by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) came to light in the 1980s when scientists discovered a huge hole in the ozone layer.
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Oct. 24, 2016 Low-frequency vibrations of the Ross Ice Shelf are likely causing ripples and undulations in the air above Antarctica, a new study finds. Using mathematical models of the ice ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Damage from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake could hasten Mt. Aso's eruption, volcanologists warn. In a new paper, scientists report new faults in the vicinity of Mt. Aso's magma ... read more
Oct. 23, 2016 Forecasters are saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year. The Climate Prediction Center issued a La Nina watch this month, predicting the climate phenomenon is likely ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 Environmental contaminants such as PFASs can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and mother's milk, exposing the young mammal before and after birth. ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Wolves in Canada, lions in the Serengeti or fishermen in the Southern Ocean, either hunt alone keeping the spoils to themselves or in packs sharing the bounty with others. ... read more
Feb. 11, 2016 The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, seen in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbors a dark secret. At its heart ... read more
Nov. 14, 2014 Researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe. When two detectors are switched on in the US next year, scientists hope to pick up ... read more
Aug. 11, 2014 A new model shows how early black holes could have grown to billions of times the mass of our sun. These giant bodies -- quasars -- feed on interstellar gas, swallowing large quantities of it ... read more