20 Years Later: Exxon Valdez Spill Lingers

Just after midnight on this day in 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed against a reef off the coast of Alaska. Nearly 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the surrounding waters of the Prince Island Sound. And now, two decades later, the after effects of the Valdez spill linger.
Image courtesy: NOAA, Workers using high-pressure, hot-water washing to clean an oiled shoreline.

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Under the Sea 3D: Seas Under Siege

Under the Sea 3D is the new IMAX 3D film now opening in theaters across the country. In this ScienCentral video, filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall discuss the amazing underwater wildlife they caught on film, as well as the problems faced by these creatures due to climate change.


10 Evolution Stories Darwin Would Love

It’s Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and ScienCentral presents a collection of 10 video reports we’ve done though the years that highlight some unique new discoveries in evolution.


CO2 and Acid Oceans

Research is showing carbon dioxide is not only causing global warming, it’s also causing sea water to become more acidic. The question of what this means for sea life is becoming a hot topic for everyone from scientists to filmmakers.


Jet Stream Shifting

Scientists are finding that the jet stream is moving towards the north and south poles.

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Melting Glaciers

Scientists are trying to figure out the mystery of exactly how global warming is causing Greenland’s glaciers to speed up on their way to the sea. The leading suspect in this case has been cleared…mostly.

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Squid Beaks

Researchers have long asked how soft squishy squid can have such hard, sharp beaks. The answers could lead to a useful new class of materials.



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