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Greenland's ice sheet briefly hosted the world's tallest waterfall

For a brief moment last year, Angel Falls — looming 979 meters (3,212 feet) over Canaima National Park in Venezuela — was likely dethroned as the world’s tallest waterfall. The usurper, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge, was…

Sea-Level Rise? Obama Finalizes Purchase Of $11.75M Shoreline Mansion

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have purchased a nearly 7,000-square-foot home on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts for $11.75 million, according to a report. The purchase price was recorded Wednesday with the local Registry of Deeds,…

Drone captures the largest swarm of sea turtles ever filmed

[embedded content] Given that we are currently experiencing a global extinction crisis, the occasion to witness a large congregation of an endangered species is a rare and special opportunity indeed. So you can imagine how privileged biologist Vanessa Bézy must…

Coral reef fish are now moving into temperate kelp forests, with dire consequences

If you’re a diver who enjoys exploring coastal kelp forests, you might have noticed a recent shift in the biota inhabiting these lush marine habitats. Researchers have reported a sharp increase in some unusual visitors to the world’s kelp forests:…

NASA just found plumes of water vapor bursting from Jupiter's moon

When it comes to candidates for alien life in our solar neighborhood, Europa is the apple of every scientist’s eye. The moon — one of 79 whirling around Jupiter — has already offered a few tantalizing hints. Earlier this year,…

They're growing what? Hatcheries expand their mission beyond fish

Service hatcheries expand their mission By Mark Davis, public affairs specialistNovember 6, 2019 In Virginia and South Carolina hatcheries, biologists keep a close eye on shad and striped bass while taking time to focus on something that will never wear…