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Nineteen Days, Half a Million Miles, Expenses $33.31

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

At the beginning of August in 1969, Colonel Edwin Aldrin, Jr. submitted a two-page travel voucher for expenses. The trip the previous month was from Houston, Texas, to Cape Kennedy, Florida, to the moon, to the Pacific Ocean, to Hawaii, and back to Houston. Show More Summary

The Great (Invisible) Garbage Patch

yesterdayHumor / odd : Snopes

Fact Check: Does a photograph show the ?Great Pacific Garbage Patch? that covers over 8% of the Pacific Ocean?

Ocean View Home in Los Angeles Promising a Luxurious Lifestyle

An ocean view home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles is for many just a dream, but a dream we can all call beautiful. Designed by Nadav Rokach and with an interior designed by Eliana Rokach, this new construction spreading over 6,455 square feet was  created by Building Solutions & Design. Show More Summary

Shell Moves Ahead in Arctic with Exploratory Well

Shell Oil's controversial icebreaker MSV Fennica weaved through nine remaining protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge and made its way toward the Pacific Ocean.

iPhone 6 Plus still works after months at bottom of ocean

If you’re taking your iPhone 6 Plus on vacation with you, and you anticipate being near a large body of water like, say, the Pacific Ocean, it’s a good idea to take precautions. One kayaker’s ounce of prevention worked out for the best when his iPhone ended up at the bottom of the damned sea. […]

Yoga Lunch Break with the 'Sexiest Guru Alive'

It's one of those hot days in Los Angeles. The sun is beating down. On the west side near the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, dozens of determined, rubber mat toting people are streaming into an office building. Some in office attire, others more casual in flip-flops. Show More Summary

Point Nemo in Pacific Ocean, Antarctica

Sometimes you just wish you get the hell away from everyone and everything, and there may be no more effective spot to do so on the entire planet than Point Nemo, the spot that is further from a landmass than any other spot in the seas. Technically...Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: South China Sea and militarisation, WWII, Israel in Asia, Japan peacekeeping and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Creative Camping: 16 Out-There Open Air Accommodations

Dangle thousands of feet above the bottom of a canyon, take in the Pacific Ocean from a human nest, view the Northern Lights from a transparent igloo or spend...

These NYC Streets Are Located In The Middle Of The Pacific Ocean

Located just north of Guam, and about 8,000 miles from New York City, is a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean called Tinian. On that island you'll find 8th Avenue, Broadway, 86th Street, Riverside Drive, Lenox Avenue, West End Avenue, Central Park, and even Greenwich Village. Show More Summary

A Series of Underwater Photographs Capture a Graveyard of Sunken World War II Planes

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A series of underwater photographs by photographer Brandi Mueller capture a graveyard of sunken World War II planes off the coast of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Mueller explained to Mashable that the planes had not crashed, but rather they were discarded there after the war because it would have been too expensive to transport them […]

Dissolution, ocean acidification and biotic extinctions prior to the Cretaceous / Paleogene (K/PG) boundary in the tropical Pacific

The several million years preceding the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary has been the focus of many studies. Changes in ocean circulation and sea level, extinctions, and major volcanic events have all been documented for this interval. Important research questions these changes raise include the climate dynamics during the warm, but not hot, time after the decay […]

Rams special-teams coach John Fassel helped save man from drowning

St. Louis Rams special-teams coach John Fassel was boogie-boarding in California last week when he and another surfer notice a man flailing helplessly in the Pacific Ocean. That's when they took action. Fassel and the man, Jim Burton, swam over to the unknown swimmer to assist. Show More Summary

John Fassel, Rams Assistant Coach, Helped Save Drowning Man in Pacific Ocean

St. Louis Rams special teams coordinator John Fassel was on vacation in California last week and played a significant part in saving a drowning man's life. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Fassel was boogie-boarding near Manhattan Beach...Show More Summary

Can Desalination Counter the Drought?

The waves of the Pacific seem to taunt the thirsty landscape of California. The state has eight hundred and forty miles of coastline adjoining the world’s largest ocean—an oversupply of brine at a time when drought has left fallow more than half a million acres of farmland, claimed some twenty thousand jobs, and cost the economy billions of dollars. Show More Summary

The 2015 El Niño is shaping up to be a big one

From NOAA NNVL: July 2015 Ocean Temperatures – Conditions are currently warming up in the Pacific, and the NOAA Climate Prediction Center expects a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through the winter and most likely into the spring. This image shows the July 13-19, 2015 sea surface temperature departure from the…

Green Walls Embellish Dramatic Luxury Home Overlooking the Pacific

Aiming to connect living spaces with the dramatic ocean vistas surrounding the property, Ezequiel Farca Architects envisioned a luxury home with green walls and floor-to-ceiling-windows. The private residence in the photos below is located in the marina of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico and overlooks the Pacific Bay. Show More Summary

El Niño and its Economic Impacts

El Niño is a weather and climate phenomenon that is characterized by unusually warm sea surface temperatures. During the El Niño, warm water moves from the Western part of the Pacific Ocean to the Eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, often accompanied by a change in trade winds. Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Philippines defence, SCS surveillance, Japan and East China Sea, submarines in Indian Ocean and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

The happiest baby orca in the whole darn ocean

No ocean creature can match the enthusiasm of this 6-month-old orca. Sorry, giant squids The excited young calf, named J50 by the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA), was spotted swimming with her family in the Salish Sea near British Columbia. Show More Summary

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