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Shockingly low-energy life forms discovered under the ocean floor

As evidence we look at the sea floor. Photo: Getty Images / 500px We are somehow at the end of summer. The really hot piece; The route that feels like it’s just a long heat wave from here to autumn. What’s worse, no one knows how we got here because time has lost all meaning. March, when the whiplash-inducing news …

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The new video shows the SpaceX astronaut crew crashing through the earth’s atmosphere, swimming under parachutes and landing in the ocean

© Provided by Business Insider SpaceX’s demo 2 mission will land in the Gulf of Mexico on August 2, 2020 with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley after returning from the International Space Station. Bill Ingalls / NASA NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have just completed a test flight of the new SpaceX spacecraft Crew Dragon. The …

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Dormant microbes wake up under the ocean floor after 100 million years

Microbes were buried in the dirt 101.5 million years ago, before Tyrannosaurus Rex, the world’s largest carnivorous dinosaur, Spinosaurus, roamed the planet. Time went by, continents changed, oceans rose and fell, great apes appeared and finally people developed with curiosity and the ability to dig up these old cells. And now researchers in a Japanese laboratory have brought the unicellular …

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New current that transports water to the large waterfall discovered in the deep ocean

The ocean ferry MS Norrona, quoted in the Nature communication Paper measures the currents of the upper ocean with an ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) installed in the hull, which undertakes a weekly round trip between Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Iceland. Photo credit: Erik Christensen – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45707529 An international team discovered a previously unrecognized …

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Scientists have trapped microbes under the ocean floor for 100 million years

Researchers have successfully revived tiny microbes dormant in an apparently lifeless zone of the ocean floor for more than 100 million years. A team of scientists from Japan and America wanted to find out whether microscopic life survives in the less hospitable conditions under the ocean floor of the Pacific Ocean. “We wanted to know how long the microbes could …

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Get to know the “ultra-black” fish from the depths of the ocean

Some types of deep-sea fish have developed black-and-black skin to protect them from eating – or to help them sneak up on fish they want to eat. A study published last week in Current Biology magazine documents the “ultra-blackness” of 16 types of deep-sea fish and suggests that more could be found. The discovery brings deep sea species among the …

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Terrifying photos show “ultra-black fish” camouflaged in the darkest parts of the ocean

Scientists have now uncovered the secrets behind the magical disappearance of some fish lurking in some of the deepest parts of the ocean. These “ultra black” fish are among the darkest creatures ever found and are designed to camouflage themselves from predators without sunlight. According to a study published in Current Biology on Thursday, certain exotic fish have adapted the …

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According to a new study, ultra-black fish have been discovered in the depths of the ocean

In the dark ocean depths, where camouflage can be life-saving, scientists have discovered the blackest fish that has ever been documented, according to a new study. Researchers have found 16 species of so-called ultra-black fish, which by definition absorb more than 99.5 percent of the light and make them mere shadows when swimming, scientists wrote in a study published by …

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