Currents in the Atlantic Ocean are slowing to dangerous levels. The Gulf Stream system is now weaker than at any time before 1901, likely due to global warming. Climate scientists warn that waning circulation could dramatically change weather in Europe, cause sea level rise along the U.S. East Coast, and impact marineā€¦ » 3/24/15 12:20pm 3/24/15 12:20pm

Why Are Lego Washing Up on the Beaches of Cornwall?

The beaches at Cornwall in England are beautiful, majestic ... and the repository for some seriously weird plastic garbage. For years, Lego pieces with nautical themes have been washing up on these shores. But why? » 7/21/14 2:38pm 7/21/14 2:38pm

Shifting ocean currents can (and do) actually speed up Earth's rotation

Time just flies by, and that was especially true during the first half of November 2009, when the Earth's daily spin around its axis became 0.1 milliseconds shorter. You can blame that lost time on the waters around Antarctica. » 2/12/12 4:30pm 2/12/12 4:30pm

Are Oceans Moving Earth's Magnetic Poles?

Are our oceans magnetic - and, if so, are they dragging Earth's magnetic fields around with them when they move? That's a theory proposed by one American scientist... and described as "garbage" by others. » 6/20/09 9:00am 6/20/09 9:00am