Buried inside ancient grains of rock salt, a team of geologists has discovered traces of a breathable, animal-friendly atmosphere. If confirmed, the finding will push back the rise of oxygen on Earth hundreds of millions of years, raising new questions about the evolution of complex life both here and beyond our solar…
“I don’t want to die.”That’s what Destin from Smarter Every Day says as his oxygen level drops dangerously low and yet he’s completely unable to put his oxygen mask back on to save himself because his brain isn’t functioning properly.
New findings from NASA’s Curiosity Rover provide evidence that significant amounts of oxygen once permeated the atmosphere of ancient Mars. The Red Planet, it would seem, was more Earth-like than we thought.
A team of researchers just confirmed the presence of oxygen in a galaxy 13.1 billion light years away—the furthest oxygen has ever been detected. Their findings suggest that this may have been the first oxygen to form in the early universe.
A team of scientists in Denmark just invented a crystalline material that can absorb oxygen with astounding efficiency. How astounding? Well, a single spoonful of the stuff can suck all of the oxygen out of a room. The best part is that it can release it again with just a little bit of heat. Say goodbye to bulky…
Who knew such extraordinary altitudes could be found, hidden inside the towers of Manhattan's Flatiron District? But, behind the nondescript door of a 5th-floor office on 21st Street, heights as great as the Himalayas are waiting to be scaled. Gizmodo took a deep breath and visited the atmospheric wizardry of Hypoxico…
So there's Windex, but if that's feeling too cleaning product-y for you, be aware that you can also clean glass with pure oxygen plasma. Sure.
All the cool kids know that playing with fire is totally awesome, but there's only so much you can accomplish with the tools available to your everyday pyromaniac. Scientists can have a bit more fun, and this slow motion video of liquid oxygen tossing around a chunk of flaming charcoal is a great chance to live…
Sure, our supervillains are more of the geopolitical type, but it's inevitable that some day a mad scientist will come along with an oxygen-stealing ray. And when he does, as this Buzzfeed video—based on an imaginative Quora thread—points out, we're all in a whole lotta trouble.
This may seem like something out of a science fiction movie: researchers have designed microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate your body, even if you can't breathe anymore. It's one of the best medical breakthroughs in recent years, and one that could save millions of…
If you're currently living on our pale blue dot, you should thank it for becoming inhabitable for us human folk. Specifically, you should look down and thank its mantle because scientists are saying that Earth's cooler mantle allowed it to develop oxygen. You know, that thing we breathe to live.
How do you make orange juice? Simple! Squeeze oranges and drink. How do big box companies make orange juice? Complicated! Squeeze oranges, remove oxygen, re-flavor the now flavorless orange juice with artificially orange "flavor packs" and...drink? Uhh...
The volatile mix of seawater and melting fuel rods is producing hydrogen and oxygen gas—the stuff that blew the lids off Fukushima twice last month. To avert another disastrous hydrogen explosion, workers are blowing inert nitorgen gas inside.
The Everest climb is a notoriously nasty expedition. Here's an inside look at some of the gear used to climb that icy mountain fortress, from the earliest expeditions to today's tech-filled ventures.
Is this a Droid wallpaper? A Pokeball? Nope, it's actually hot water surrounding a giant carbon star. It's a phenomenon that's puzzling scientists and it's happening to a star similar to our Sun.
This is a very niche product for a.) those who want to move overseas with their dogs, or b.) Mariah Carey. Who knew dogs needed additional oxygen supplies when flying at altitudes above 8,000 feet?
Chances are, as a kiddywink, you looked up to your Mom or Dad and asked "why is the sky blue?" Just in case you've forgotten, or your parents told you a whopping fib, io9 has come to the rescue.
Outside of the U.S., soccer is taken quite seriously. So seriously, it turns out, that members of England's national team will soon sleep in oxygen-deprivation tents to prepare for their high-altitude matches at the upcoming World Cup in South Africa.
The thought that always occurs to me when I'm exercising—besides "why am I exercising?"—is, "I wish I had more oxygen right now." The Oxyfit backpack gives me up to 50% more oxygen.