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Is Zealandia the eighth continent?

A group of geologists say they've enough evidence to confirm the existence of a new continent. Writing in the journal of the Geological Society of America, the group named it "Zealandia."

A group of geologists say they've enough evidence to confirm the existence of a new continent. Writing in the journal of the Geological Society of America, the group named it "Zealandia."

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Beached whale had 30 plastic bags in its stomach

Zoologists in Norway say a beached whale found off the country’s western coast earlier this week had more than 30 plastic bags inside its stomach.

Zoologists in Norway say a beached whale found off the country’s western coast earlier this week had more than 30 plastic bags inside its stomach.

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Hold on a second… 2016 will be longer than you thought

Many people have said that 2016 was the worst year yet, but bad news for those of you who agree: 2016 is going to be a whole second longer than 2015.

Many people have said that 2016 was the worst year yet, but bad news for those of you who agree: 2016 is going to be a whole second longer than 2015.

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Giant wave in European waters 'breaks world record'

A huge 19-metre-high wave has made a splash among weather experts after it was claimed as the biggest ever recorded.

A huge 19-metre-high wave has made a splash among weather experts after it was claimed as the biggest ever recorded.

Science_technology

Scientists fear deep-sea mining

Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare

Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare

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Takeaway: sea mining

Deep ocean floor has never been mined for resources That is about to change Mining companies may launch deep-sea mining by 2018 Environmental consequences remain unknown Researchers are rushing to fil

Deep ocean floor has never been mined for resources That is about to change Mining companies may launch deep-sea mining by 2018 Environmental consequences remain unknown Researchers are rushing to fil

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China claims world's biggest marine sinkhole

Beijing has discovered the world’s largest hole in a disputed area of the South China Sea, state broadcaster CCTV has announced.

Beijing has discovered the world’s largest hole in a disputed area of the South China Sea, state broadcaster CCTV has announced.

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Ocean health check-up: The Nekton Mission assesses the damage done

About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…

About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…

Culture

Blake Lively, in a bikini, fighting a shark

"The Shallows" has earned strong reviews, with some critics calling it the best shark attack movie since "Jaws."

"The Shallows" has earned strong reviews, with some critics calling it the best shark attack movie since "Jaws."

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Can sea snails accelerate a cure for cancer?

From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.

From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.

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Improving our understanding of our seas

We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.

We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.

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Takeaway: how to take sea water samples

This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure The lids are remotely controlled

This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure The lids are remotely controlled

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Is this beach for real? Drone captures Okinawa wonder

As part of filming for the new series of Postcards here on euronews, we sent up a drone to capture the stunning pictures of Okinawa’s Furuzamami

As part of filming for the new series of Postcards here on euronews, we sent up a drone to capture the stunning pictures of Okinawa’s Furuzamami

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All female Team SCA prove their worth at close of Volvo Ocean Race

Among those crossing the finish line of the nine-month, round-the-world (RTW) Volvo Ocean Race, are the first all female team in 12 years. Team SCA

Among those crossing the finish line of the nine-month, round-the-world (RTW) Volvo Ocean Race, are the first all female team in 12 years. Team SCA

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Do you know: do fish feel global warming?

Do fish have feelings, and if so, how do they feel about climate change? Marine biologist Ana Maulvault from the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and

Do fish have feelings, and if so, how do they feel about climate change? Marine biologist Ana Maulvault from the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and

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A satellite revolution in oceanography

Satellite technology is creating a revolution in oceanography as researchers have a flood of new data to understand our planet's oceans and better study climate change. In this edition of Space we hea

Satellite technology is creating a revolution in oceanography as researchers have a flood of new data to understand our planet's oceans and better study climate change. In this edition of Space we hea

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Search area for missing flight MH370 to double

Transport ministers from Malaysia, China and Australia have pledged to double the search area for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane if the current

Transport ministers from Malaysia, China and Australia have pledged to double the search area for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane if the current