An Unbelievably Massive Volcanic Engine Has Just Been Found Hiding Under Washington

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Something fiery lives beneath Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park – a huge upwelling of superheated mantle material, in fact, which is melting the crust and generating a huge supply of magma. It’s an unstoppable torrid force that will outlive our own species. This is well-established, but a dramatic new study reveals that it has a friend….

A Garbage Patch The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered In The Pacific Ocean

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Scientists have found another patch of plastics, human trash, and chemical sludge deep within in a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean. Much like the more northerly “Great Pacific garbage patch” found between Hawaii and mainland US, it’s definitely not good news. The new patch was recently confirmed by a project led…

12 Eye-Opening Photos That Will Make You Think Twice About Going Swimming In The Ocean

By: Kristi Shinfuku/Shareably  Swimming can seem like a fun time, especially if you’re swimming in a natural body of water with beautiful sea life. While water is truly a wonder, some people have encountered some truly horrifying organisms that will seriously make you reconsider swimming again! This photograph captures just how incredibly vast the ocean…