Scientists have created a robot jellyfish designed to swim just like the real thing.
Ever wondered what a starfish looks like up close? It's hard not to get swept away by these amazing macro photos from Alexander Semenov.
The ocean weighs a lot. Probably. We're pretty sure it does, at any rate. Figuring out precisely how much the ocean weighs will help us to model sea level rise, and so some oceanographers want to go drop a scale into the Pacific and see what it says.
Few things could ruin a nice vacation more than accidentally dropping your fancy Canon DSLR into the ocean. But imagine your surprise if a year later someone found your camera sitting in the sea, and discovered that your precious vacation pictures were still intact.
For the first time ever, a BBC crew has filmed the formation of a brinicle under the Antarctic sea ice, a phenomenon they're calling an "icicle of death." If you're a starfish and you see one of these coming, you'd better run— or at least, do whatever it is that starfish do when they want to get away from something.
Our dependence on foreign oil sucks, but it's nothing to our dependence on foreign rare earth metals, which are things like yttrium and gadolinium that enable us to fulfill our lust for complex technology. China produces some 97% of the world's supply and they've been stingy as of late, but a new seafloor discovery may change all that.
In 1960 two men went to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, making them the first people to reach the deepest point on Earth. Now, more than 50 years later, it looks like two new attempts will be made, including one in this frightening looking three man submarine from Triton.
In a way, New York City's MTA subway system almost deserves to be drowned in the ocean for good, due to its lackluster service, littered with never-ending track work, annual fare hikes and train delays. But seeing these subway cars that have reached the end of their life being flipped overboard into the Atlantic Ocean so lifelessly almost makes us want to weep. Wonder why they're doing that? Apparently it's good for the environment.
Bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kang and Kodos the cyclops space aliens from The Simpsons, these giant spherical speakers aren't exactly going to cut it if you expect your stereo gear to blend in with the furniture.
Most of the earth is covered with water, so eventually we will need to colonize the oceans in order to survive. At least that's what arch villain Karl Stromberg told James Bond when he had him trapped on his ocean...