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Scientists have discovered that Earth’s worst mass extinction was caused by climate change. It was called the ‘Great Dying.’

The "Great Dying," Earth's worst mass extinction, was caused by global warming about 252 million years ago, according to a new study.

The massive ocean cleanup device invented by a 24-year-old is running into problems in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup, which is trying to remove plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, ran into problems in its first month of deployment.

A 24-year-old has invented a new way to break down plastic waste and prevent it from landing in the ocean

BioCellection CEO Miranda Wang, 24, has invented a new way to break down plastic waste and prevent it from polluting the ocean.
An illustration of the exoplanet candidate Barnard's star b, also known as GJ 699 b.

Astronomers found a ‘cold super-Earth’ less than 6 light-years away — and it may be the first rocky planet we’ll photograph be...

Astronomers think they've found a "cold super-Earth." It might be the first exoplanet they photograph with a coming generation of powerful telescopes.

A Swiss billionaire is donating $1 billion in an attempt to save the planet’s wild lands and waters from destruction

Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss has pledged $1 billion to help conserve more of the Earth's land and oceans.
The Triton 36,000/2 submarine includes three viewports for pilots to see the sea around them.

A $48 million submarine system will dive to the deepest point in the ocean, where only 3 people have been before

Only three people have been to the deepest point of the ocean, but a new Triton Submarines vessel will let many more reach 36,000-foot depths.
A skate egg case or capsule, also called a devil's purse or mermaid's purse.

These mysterious black pods at the beach hide amazing sea creatures — here’s how to see them

If you find one a rubbery black pouch with tendrils on a beach, it's probably a skate egg casing. Prepare to freak yourself out with this experiment.
A grey mullet is shown next to microplastic found in Hong Kong waters during a Greenpeace news conference in Hong Kong, China, on April 23, 2018.

Scientists have found new evidence that tiny plastic particles might be accumulating in human feces

Austrian researchers have found evidence that tiny plastic particles — also known as microplastics — are in human feces.

There are more cigarette butts in the world’s oceans than any other type of garbage

Cigarette butts have been found to be the most common piece of human trash found in the earth's oceans. Roughly 5.5 trillion cigarettes are produced each year globally and nearly 4.95 trillion of those are cast into the environment, according to the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project.

The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

Add these amazing science movies and TV documentaries to your Netflix queue.