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The Most Remote Place on the Planet Contains ‘Extraordinary’ Levels of Toxic Waste

Remember Sly Sludge, the villain from the popular 90's cartoon Captain Planet? Probably not, since he was a minor character voiced by Martin Sheen, and we’re always struggling for pop culture references here at Gizmodo. Nevertheless, the evil message of Sly Sludge — that we can’t just wish our pollution problems away — is currently destroying ecosystems at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Read More >>

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We Finally Know Why Freaky Sounds Come From the Deepest Stretch of Ocean

During exploratory missions to the Mariana Trench in 2014 and 2015, scientists recorded mysterious sounds they dubbed the “Western Pacific Biotwang.” New research has exposed the cause of these eerie noises from the deep. Read More >>

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Even the World’s Deepest Trench is Full of Rubbish Now

The Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in the the world's oceans and it’s home to some strange sights, sounds, and creatures. But there’s one thing down there that’s very familiar: a whole bunch of rubbish. Read More >>

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There Are Some Seriously Gnarly Creatures at the Bottom of the Mariana Trench

Need a pick-me-up on this dreary Monday morning? After checking out some of the nightmare-inducing life forms NOAA’s deep-sea diving robot discovered at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, sleep will be the last thing on your mind. Read More >>

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James Cameron Recounts Epic Journey to the Deepest Place on Earth

Last month, James Cameron ventured where few had gone before, to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on the planet. Last night we got a first-hand account of the journey from the man himself on the National Geographic Channel. Read More >>

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James Cameron Successfully Reaches “the Deepest Spot on Earth”

Director and science nerd James Cameron successfully made 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 six hours down in the trench, which is a staggering seven miles below sea level. Read More >>