Featured Stories

  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News, WHOI | November 23, 2016

    Saharan Dust in the Wind

    Scientists find huge reduction in African dust plume led to more Saharan monsoons 11,000 years ago.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | November 18, 2016

    Replicating Ancient Fossilization

    Using modern microbes to understand the preservation of marine bacteria
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | November 16, 2016

    Pluto’s icy, slushy heart

    Data from New Horizons mission suggest a water-ice ocean lies beneath Pluto’s heart-shaped basin.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | November 11, 2016

    Big Ice, Big Science

    Richard Alley delivers the 2016 Carlson Lecture on the physics of glaciers in Antarctica, Greenland, and Boston and how ice sheets capture a history of the world’s climate.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | October 25, 2016

    2015 & 2016 Rossby Awards Announced

    Jill McDermott '15 and Joern Callies '16 have been awarded the Rossby Prize for their respective theses.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | October 25, 2016

    Discovering Extreme Weather

    Incoming freshmen experience life in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheres and Planetary Sciences through weather and climate experiments and a hike up Mt. Washington during the 2016 Discovering EAPS (DEAPS) Freshman Pre-Orientation Program.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | October 25, 2016

    Ira Dyer, professor emeritus of ocean engineering, dies at 91

    Former head of MIT's Department of Ocean Engineering is remembered for his innovation, entrepreneurship, and vision for ocean engineering.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | October 20, 2016

    New 13-year Study Tracks Impact of Changing Climate on a Key Marine Food Source

    A new multiyear study from scientists at WHOI has shown for the first time how changes in ocean temperature affect a key species of phytoplankton.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | October 5, 2016

    Beaver-inspired wetsuits in the works

    Rubbery hair-lined wetsuits may help keep surfers warm.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | September 28, 2016

    Ferrari Receives Prestigious Award for Excellence in Oceanography

    Raffaele Ferrari, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, has been selected to receive the 2016 Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Award in Ocean Sciences.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | September 28, 2016

    Researchers find explanation for interacting giant, hidden ocean waves

    Better simulations of internal tides may benefit sonar communications, protect offshore structures, and more.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | September 23, 2016

    MIT Researchers Prove Fast Microbial Evolutionary Bursts Exist

    Study reveals closely related microbes can diversify rapidly via horizontal gene transfer.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | September 21, 2016

    An Autonomous Fleet for Amsterdam

    MIT, AMS Institute will collaborate to solve complex urban problems for Amsterdam with the development of autonomous "roboats."
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 14, 2016

    Computing the Ocean’s True Colors

    Stephanie Dutkiewicz’ phytoplankton models project the future of the ocean as food source and carbon sink
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | September 7, 2016

    Study finds increased ocean acidification due to human activities

    More anthropogenic carbon in the northeast Pacific means weaker shells for many marine species.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT Sea Grant, News | August 11, 2016

    Dean Alden Horn, former director of MIT Sea Grant College Program, dies at 95

    Retired U.S. Navy captain made many contributions to Arctic research and undergraduate marine education.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | August 3, 2016

    The New York Times Follows Young Ocean Scientists Training in New England Waters

    New York Times Science reporter Nicholas St. Fleur joins a crew of young marine scientists as they train with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) aboard the R/V Atlantis for the second leg of a 2-week research cruise. Throughout the week, St. Fleur will be reporting live on Facebook on the team’s missions, the vessel and their discoveries happening off of New England’s eastern seaboard.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | July 27, 2016

    The Third Annual Meeting of the Ozone and Climate Project

    Oceanographers, marine biogeochemists, atmospheric scientists and climatologists from across the world converged on MIT for the third annual meeting of the Ozone and Climate Project, which aims to understand the Antarctic ozone hole’s impact on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and its importance in the global picture of climate change.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | June 13, 2016

    Solving the Mystery of the Antarctic’s Missing Heat

    Around the globe, ocean surface temperatures have been rising due to global warming, but the seas around Antarctica haven’t changed much. Now, researchers may have discovered why.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | June 11, 2016

    The Value of Community Engagement with Climate Science

    Climate change is arguably one of the biggest challenges that humanity will ever face, and so outreach by climate scientists is a large step towards developing an informed society equipped to address it.
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