Point Nemo is the point in the ocean furthest from any land, but it’s not the only place where an astronaut might be the closest person nearby.
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This BBC article describes an as-yet-unreleased report on ocean acidification from a major collaborative scientific project called BIOACID. The report will summarize the state of research on the impacts of ocean ac
An Indian man's prediction is based on his purported psychic abilities and carries no scientific weight.
A lobster with a a translucent shell was caught and released by lobsterman Alex Todd off the coast of Maine.
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article at Forbes describes a study on the possible influence of Arctic sea ice loss on recent changes to a key portion of ocean circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. This Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulat
The claim that Japan has announced plans to dump 920,000 tons of nuclear waste into the Pacific strays from the known facts.
Photographs purportedly capture the spot where two oceans merge in the Gulf of Alaska.
Japan’s Damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor Falling into Ocean-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Scientists in Japan have declared a state of emergency as a badly damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor began falling into the ocean.
Tepco found high levels of radiation inside one of the crippled Fukushima reactors, but no reactor at that site is about to collapse into the ocean.
On 3 February 2017, the disreputable web site YourNewsWire posted a story with the alarming but false claim that one of the reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was on the verge of falling into th
Are former President Donald Trump and his allies able to "implore" the U.S. military to trigger the Emergency Alert System (EAS), a national public warning system, if they don't like the midterm elections results? No, that's not true: The
The pod stranded on Ocean Beach in Macquarie Harbour appears to be pilot whales and at least half are presumed to still be alive.
Is the interior Earth actually hollow, with access points at the North and South Poles that lead to a mythical land that is home to superhumans and extraterrestrial beings with advanced technology? No, that's not true: Though treated as a
by: Marlo Lee Did the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Challenger survive the 1986 explosion? No, that's not true: The seven astronauts who were onboard the Challenger died on January 28, 1986. Four of the individuals whom one video na
If you’re even a casual consumer of climate news, you probably know that some parts of the globe are warming more rapidly than others. Scientists have known for years, for instance, that the Arctic is heating up at a faster clip than the global avera
A September 14 2022 tweet from the account @latestinspace purportedly showed the trajectory of a low-flying “large meteor” observed that night in Scotland and Northern Ireland: BREAKING : Large meteor spotted burning up over Scotland and
La Nina conditions involve a large-scale cooling of ocean surface temperatures.
On August 22 2022, an Imgur account shared a screenshot of the following tweet, which claimed that the state of Louisiana was withholding flood funding from New Orleans in an abortion-related disagreement — just as the anniversary of 2005’
A woman's diamond wedding ring is back on her finger after a man with a metal detector found it at the bottom of the ocean.
Did a "whistleblower" physician provide evidence of chemtrails being sprayed from military airplanes? No, that's not true: While Dr. Bill Deagle called himself a "whistleblower on the inside," nothing ever came of his outlandish claims an
On August 14 2022, a Facebook account shared a photograph and a status update about France’s Loire River, which had purportedly “run dry” or “dried out” amid intense heat waves and drought conditions in the summer of 2022
Does this video show a big shark breaching from a body of water onto a fleeing crowd of people? No, that's not true: This video has been digitally manipulated, combining two unrelated videos to create a single false scene. The Florida Pro
Does a video on social media in August 2022 show an act of aggression against a French priest? No, that's not true: The clip shows a 2020 incident in Guyana. Some of this claim's variations had such hashtags as "diversity," "multicultural
Does this video show pirates trying to take over a U.S. military ship? No, that's not true: This video shows scenes taken from different sources, but the opening scene -- a small red target boat under heavy machine gun fire, a scenario th
Does a video show Somali pirates "messing" with a Russian ship? No, that's not true: The video includes footage from a Spike TV show in 2010 showing the U.S. Navy firing at Somali pirates in small boats, and footage of the U.S. Coast Guar
SciCheck Digest There is “unequivocal” evidence that humans are causing global warming, the U.N. climate change panel has said. But viral posts revive a 2014 video of Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman falsely claiming “climate c
Do photos prove that sea levels aren't rising? No, that's not true: Scientists agree that the global sea level is rising, and it is rising at an increasing rate. Photographs of historic landmarks, displayed without any context or explanat
The Navy envisions drone ships keeping an electronic eye on enemy forces across the vast Pacific Ocean.
Phronima sedentaria is a crustacean that lives in the oceans around the world. It is not an alien and the video does not prove their existence.
Does a photo of Plymouth Rock show that there has been no change in sea level in the past 400 years? No, that's not true: This meme is based on several false premises. One, that Plymouth Rock has been in the same place since 1620. It has
On July 14 2022, social media posts suggesting that astronaut Charlie Duke had left a family photo on the moon in 1972 began circulating, including a popular post to Imgur: Text above an image of what appeared to be a family portrait on the surface of
Quick Take An architect created a map in 2015 as a “thought experiment” to show how the Mediterranean Sea would fit inside the United States. However, social media posts have misinterpreted the map as a prediction of the impact of climate c
In speaking about the Green New Deal, Herschel Walker, the former professional football player vying for a Senate seat in Georgia, incorrectly suggested that U.S. climate efforts were pointless because “China’s bad air” would simply move over int
On June 29 2022, Trendolizer listed a blog post from Heritage Action for America (“Myth vs. Fact: SCOTUS Dobbs Decision and America’s Attitude on Abortion”) as a virally popular link in circulation on social media. The contents of that li
A year ago in the middle of the night, a 12-story oceanfront condo building in Surfside, Florida, came down with a thunderous roar.
Carbon Dioxide is critical for plants. It’s a key part of photosynthesis, the process by which plants turn CO2, water and sunlight into the sugars they need to grow – and the oxygen life on Earth needs to survive. But narratives that the elevated l
Do Kansas ranchers have no idea what might have killed hundreds or thousands of cattle during an extreme heat wave and believe their feed or water was poisoned? No, that's not true: The cause of death is not a mystery to the people in the
Did the U.S. Navy use a 40,000-pound explosive to blow up a sea monster from the bottom of the ocean that was heading toward Florida? No, that's not true: This detonation of a 40,000-pound explosive in the Atlantic Ocean was part of a Ful
Does a video posted on social media show a man reacting to a news interview about gays in the military that says they're "too precious to risk in combat"? No, that's not true: The original piece was produced more than a decade ago by The
Several Facebook posts, including one shared more than 35,000 times, have recently attributed some famous inspirational advice to the actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. But we can find no evidence he’s behind the quote, and it actually appears to have be