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The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the world's toughest sailing races.

Inside the world’s toughest sailing race, where crews endure chaotic seas and cramped quarters to sail around the world

Welcome to the Volvo Ocean Race, one of the toughest sailing races on the planet. Held every three years, the nine-month, 40,000-mile race is a grueling test of will and sailing ability for some of the world's best sailors.
There's an otherworldly, alien world down in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

NOAA researchers spent close to a month charting the unexplored depths of the Gulf of Mexico.
A rendering of New Clark, a planned city for the Philippines.

The Philippines is planning a $14 billion ‘pollution-free’ city that will be larger than Manhattan

The Philippines has unveiled designs for a futuristic city called New Clark. The $14 billion city could include driverless cars, drones, a lot of green space, and more.

One simple chart shows why an energy revolution is coming — and who is likely to come out on top

The cost of solar power is decreasing so rapidly, it's actually cheaper than coal, based on some analyses. That shift is a sign of a potential boom in renewable energy.

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere just hit its highest level in 800,000 years and scientists predict deadly consequences

Average monthly levels of CO2 exceeded 410 parts per million in April, according to observations from the Mauna Loa Observatory. Human activity has pushed those gas levels into uncharted territory. There will be deadly consequences.

A volcano eruption in Hawaii has caused lava to pour into a residential neighborhood — here’s what it looks like on the ground

The Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii erupted Thursday, scarring forests and sending plumes of ash thousands of feet into the sky. These dramatic photos show the scale of the eruption.

The company behind America’s favorite hummus has funded an under-the-radar effort to make lab-grown steak

Aleph Farms is a Strauss Group-funded Israeli-based company that's out to make cuts of clean meat — not ground beef or patties — using the principles of regenerative medicine. Beef producers should take note.
One of the “dancing sea cucumbers” that fascinated the researchers.

Scientists caught rare footage of sea cucumbers hovering deep in the Gulf of Mexico — and it looks like something from an alien world

Sea cucumbers can regulate their buoyancy and hover in the water column. NOAA scientists caught rare footage of this on a recent expedition to some of the deepest parts of the Gulf of Mexico.
Choose Water's single-use bottles can purportedly decompose within weeks.

A scientist says he’s invented a replacement for plastic water bottles that fully decomposes in 3 weeks

The Choose Water bottle, developed by James Longcroft, is made up of recycled paper pulp and natural materials that can supposedly decompose within three weeks. Plastic usually takes centuries to break down.
A May Day rally in central Moscow, Russia on May 1, 2018.

Far-right protesters and leftists around the world hit the streets for May Day — take a look at the dramatic protests

May Day has been a day of union activism around the world for decades, but this year far-right protesters also used the May 1 holiday to stage protests from Germany to Poland. See the most dramatic May Day protest photos from around the world.