We've Thrown Microscopic Plastic Confetti Into Every Last Inch of Ocean

The guys from One Minute Science are back with a particularly grim explainer this weekend: Why just about every cubic foot of ocean is embedded with tiny bits of plastic. You've heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, right? This is on a different scale—it's even less visible, and just as insidious. » 5/11/14 10:00am 5/11/14 10:00am

The Exosuit: What Tony Stark Would Wear Underwater

Meet the Exosuit. It's a $600,000 atmospheric diving suit capable of taking a human 1,000 feet underwater at surface pressure, and it's the first of its kind. If you have dramatic music handy, you should go ahead and play it, because this thing is insane. » 2/28/14 12:20pm 2/28/14 12:20pm

James Cameron Successfully Reaches "the Deepest Spot on Earth" (UPDATED)


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… » 3/26/12 12:21am 3/26/12 12:21am