Citadel skyscrapers are ready for the apocalypse

It's 2012, and if you like to entertain end-of-the-world, apocalypse-type scenarios, this could be an interesting year for the human race. 



Implications unclear as ocean microbe balance changes

As the oceans warm, the microbes and plankton that live in them are set to be affected drastically - but scientists say they have no idea whether the changes will fuel climate change or work to counter it.

Radioactivity in Japanese waters thousands of times higher than normal

With recent reports that there have been further radioactive leaks from the Fukushima nuclear power plants, a new study has assessed the level of radioactivity in the ocean in the first months after the disaster.

The oceans of Pandora

The oceans of Pandora and their threatened conditions will be a major focus of James Cameron's upcoming Avatar sequel.

Photos suggest fish are capable of using tools

Imagine diving in Austrlia's Great Barrier Reef only to see a fish...using a tool.

Liquid oceans on Enceladus imply it could sustain life

The Cassini spacecraft's found the strongest evidence yet that Saturn's moon Enceladus is concealing a large, underground saltwater ocean - raising hopes for the possibility of life on similar moons.

Magma ocean lies beneath Io's surface

There's a vast ocean of molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Io, NASA scientists have found.

Oceanic 'Garbage Patch' smaller than claimed

The amount of plastic trash floating in the Pacific Ocean's 'Great Garbage Patch' is nowhere near as great as has been made out, an Oregon State University scientist says.

Africa to split in two within ten million years

Within 10 million years the Horn of Africa will fall away and a new ocean will form, says a team at the University of Leeds.

Ancient Martian ocean may have supported life

Evidence that a vast ocean may have covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago gives new support to the idea that the planet may once have harbored life.

Ingredients for life present on Saturn's moon

It's looking more and more likely that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a large body of sub-surface water, increasing hopes that it may harbour life.