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Scientists Discover Mysterious Purple Blob at the Bottom of the Ocean

We’re not saying it’s aliens, but a team of scientists has just discovered a glowing purple orb at the bottom of the ocean, and if you’ve ever seen The Abyss, I think you know how this will end. Read More >>

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Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

Would you just look at him? Sprung to life out of a Pixar movie, the ghostly little fella pictured above was discovered last month by Deep Discoverer, the deep-diving robot that travels with NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer. Spotted 4,290 metres beneath the surface, it’s the deepest observation of a so-called incirrate octopus ever, and it might be a new species. Read More >>

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First Audio Recordings From the Bottom of the Mariana Trench are Nightmare Fuel

Deep rumbles, unearthly moans, high pitched screeching: these are but a few elements of the alien soundscape researchers have now recorded for the first time at Challenger Deep, the deepest known valley on the seafloor. Read More >>

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Can You Spot the Astronaut in This Picture?

Let’s play a quick game of hide-n-seek. In this photo, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren is seen working outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on November 6th. Can you find him among the structure of the ISS? Read More >>

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This Sturdy Drone Takes Aerial Shots of Your Outdoor Conquests

There’s nothing like gazing upon mountain ranges or looking out into a sun-kissed desert to remind you that nature is beautiful — or that you’re a puny speck of carbon aimlessly drifting through the universe. Now, there’s a Kickstarted drone specially designed to help capture those landscapes. Read More >>

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What Happens When Criminals Take the Concept of Cashpoint Hacking Literally

Cash-machine skimmers are becoming ever-more advanced, but for some criminals old habits die hard. This is what happens when crooks take the idea of autobank hacking a little too literally. Read More >>

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A New Robot Provided These Unprecedented Views Beneath Antarctica

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has built a new needle-like robot that can descend through ice-fields to explore the sea floor beneath —and this footage from Antarctica is the first footage it’s returned. Read More >>

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Exploring Space is a Humanitarian Duty, Says Rocket Enthusiast Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the man who thinks the planet should resemble a vision of the future from a 1950s comic book, thinks that we have a duty to explore space. It's what we were born to do and we owe it to future generations to protect the species and find new sources of lithium to power their gadgets. Read More >>

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The Arctic is Such a Gorgeously Pure Wonderland

Summer is just about wrapped up which means the idea of cold and winter is just beginning to percolate. And the best part about winter is thinking about it. When you can remember the memories of Christmas and taste the hot chocolate and not feel a single drop in temperature because it's not here yet. Read More >>

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Here’s How to Explore the Moon and Mars in Google Maps

Everyone's favourite lil' rover, Curiosity, has now been rolling around Mars for two years. So it's high time Google Maps got in on the action—and now, to celebrate the anniversary, it's launched Maps for Mars and the Moon. Getting pin man into space is pretty easy, if you follow a few steps. Read More >>

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Nine Forgotten NASA Concepts for Space Stations That Never Flew

The ISS has been around for 16 years now, and we're used to the idea of having a permanently-manned station in orbit. But in the decades leading up to its creation, NASA floated dozens of other ideas for a station—some of them prescient, others seemingly ridiculous to our eyes. Read More >>

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Inside the DIY World of Mapping Caves With Radio

Underground, where this is no GPS and certainly no Wi-Fi, mapping caves requires a different kind of technical ingenuity. Thus, there is cave radio. To learn about the DIY world of cave radio and underground exploration, Gizmodo picked the brain of Stanley Sides, tinkerer and former president of the Cave Research Foundation. Read More >>

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The Complete Map to Earth’s Deepest Cave

At 2,197 metres (7,208 feet) the Krubera cave is the deepest on Earth. Located in the Arabika Massif, of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia, Georgia, it extends for 13,432 kilometres (8,346 miles). I would love to get inside, but I know the fear would paralyse me. Going through its complete (so far) map is fascinating. Read More >>