Tag Archives: WATER

Salty Water Under the Surface of Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen for Life

Mars may have a hostile, dusty exterior bathed in dangerous radiation, but a new study suggests that it’s possible life could exist under that inhospitable crust. Pockets of salty water with enough dissolved oxygen to support life may be present in certain parts of the planet, according to a new paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Continue reading Salty Water Under the Surface of Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen for Life

Report Finds Microplastic in 93% of Bottled Water Tested, But Don’t Freak Out Yet

Testing of 259 plastic water bottles from nine counties revealed microplastic particles in water from 242 of the bottles, according to a new report. The test has prompted the World Health Organization to review the issue, though there is no firm evidence that the presence of microplastics would make bottled water unsafe to drink. Continue reading Report Finds Microplastic in 93% of Bottled Water Tested, But Don’t Freak Out Yet

THIS ELECTRIC SURFBOARD FLIES ABOVE THE WATER, AND ALL OUR DREAMS ARE BECOMING REALITY

Time to hang 10, futuristic bros!

Puerto Rico-based Lift eFoil electric surfboards use a submerged hydrofoil to lift the board clear of the water at speed, in the same way that modern America’s Cup catamarans ride high above the waves.

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What parents need to know about “dry drowning”

This past week, a Texas family suffered a heartbreaking loss when their four-year-old son succumbed to a suspected (though not officially confirmed) case of secondary drowning—a condition in which inhaled water causes fluid to build up in a person’s lungs. In these cases, death can occur hours after a child goes swimming. Such fatalities are extremely rare, but knowing the causes and symptoms can help put parents’ minds at ease—and help you act fast if something isn’t right.

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Florida Beach Suffers 3 Shark Attacks in Less Than 3 Hours

Three different people were bitten by a shark during three different attacks in under three hours at a Florida beach, local authorities have confirmed. The shark encounters occurred in the same general area at New Smyrna Beach Sunday, WFTV reported. All three victims suffered lacerations, though none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

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