James Cameron relives voyage to ocean's deepest spot
December 5, 2012, 4:58 p.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer
Cameron reported a new, corrected depth for his landing — 35,803 feet — which beats the previous record by 5 feet.
Underground chain reaction triggered Iceland eruption
November 30, 2012, 9:53 a.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
After nearly 2 centuries of dormancy, Eyjafjallajökull erupted many times over the course of 10 weeks in 2010.
Photo of rare, mysterious cat wins competition
November 29, 2012, 12:52 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
A Bolivian wild cat was photographed by a camera trap in one of the country's national parks, the first time it has been spotted there.
Visit Machu Picchu with huge 'zoomable' image
November 27, 2012, 3:38 p.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
This huge image of the Incan site in Peru took nearly 2 hours to photograph and is made up of 1,920 separate images that were stitched together.
Eastern wolves deemed separate species
November 26, 2012, 6:06 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
The finding may be important for the future of North American wolves and could help scientists understand how the animals evolved.
Huge phytoplankton blooms fueled by swirling currents
July 6, 2012, 3:14 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet staff
New study finds that currents sustain these microscopic plants, which absorb one-third of the carbon dioxide humans put into the air each year.
Monsoon season set to begin in southwestern states
June 20, 2012, 4:05 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
As most people associate understand monsoons to be rainstorms found exclusively in exotic parts of the world, it may come as a surprise to learn that the U.S. monsoon season will soon begin.
Can Europe's butterflies be saved?
March 29, 2012, 4:31 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
Habitat destruction is fueling a sharp decline in European butterfly populations.
Snow in Arizona? Tracking the weird wintry weather
December 15, 2011, 4:49 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
While winter seems to have skipped the Northeast and Midwest, western portions of the U.S. have seen enough snow to create whiteout conditions.
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