Remember Sly Sludge, the villain from the popular 90s cartoon Captain Planet? Probably not, since he was a minor character voiced by Martin Sheen, and we’re always struggling for pop culture references here at Gizmodo. Nevertheless, the evil message of Sly Sludge—that we can’t just wish our pollution problems away—is…
During exploratory missions to the Mariana Trench in 2014 and 2015, scientists recorded mysterious sounds they dubbed the “Western Pacific Biotwang.” New research has exposed the cause of these eerie noises from the deep.
The Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in the ocean—and it’s home to some strange sights, sounds, and creatures. But there’s one thing down there that’s very familiar: a whole bunch of garbage.
Need a pick-me-up on this dreary Friday afternoon? After checking out some of the nightmare-inducing life forms NOAA’s deep-sea diving robot discovered at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, sleep will be the last thing on your mind.
Last year, James Cameron became the third person in history to venture to the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep. He was also the first person to ever make the trip alone – a trip he made in a badass submersible, fittingly named the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. Now, one year after his historic dive, …
Marine biologists have discovered a vibrant community of ecologically important microbes living at the bottom of the 7 mile (11 km) Mariana Trench — the deepest part of the Earth's surface.
The folks over at Deep Sea News recently invited a marine biologist, writing under the pen name "Dour Marine Biologist," to provide some thought-provoking counter-observations to the media hype surrounding James Cameron's dive into Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth.
Over the weekend, James Cameron became the third person in history to venture to the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep. He was also the first person to ever make the trip alone. This is the first footage to be released from his dive.
Over the weekend, James Cameron successfully made it to the the bottom of the Mariana Trench—the deepest point on Earth. Bad. Ass.
Director and science nerd James Cameron is making an attempt to travel to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The last time someone tried this was in 1960, when Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and Navy Lt. Don Walsh spent a weak 20 minutes at the bottom. Cameron plans on filming and exploring for…
The Pacific Ocean's Mariana trench is so deep, it could accomodate the entirety of Mt. Everest with thousands of meters to spare. Now, the most precise measurements of the trench to date indicate that it's even deeper than we once thought.
Director James Cameron is building a sub that can plunge 36,000 feet beneath the surface of the ocean. If he can pull it off, he could win a $10 million X Prize and shoot footage for an "Avatar" sequel simultaneously.
Unbeknownst to most of the world, the late super rich adventurer Steve Fossett had started work on an amazing flying submersible that would one day theoretically touch the stars. More importantly, however, was that the design would have allowed adventurers and scientists alike (and most importantly Fossett himself, of…