Biologists discover a large blue hole in the Great Barrier Reef thanks to Google Maps

It’s incredible what you can discover from your own bedroom these days.

Giant sinkhole in Japan repaired in a matter of days

It was repaired in less than a week.

Massive sinkhole opens up in Ottawa, thankfully without victims

Authorities evacuated people and closed off the area to traffic, while they find a way to stabilize the collapsed area.

What are sinkholes: how they form and why they’re so dangerous

We will discuss what sinkholes are, how they form, and what dangers they pose.

The Dead Sea is draining, sinkholes pop up all along its shores – the two are connected, researchers say

The sea, which is actually a lake, is well known for being 10 times as salty as the ocean and for boasting the lowest exposed strip of land on Earth. The climate and unique water and swimming conditions made the Dead Sea a popular tourism spot. In the last few decades, however, it’s shores have become better known for their sinkholes rather than tanning spots.

Rosetta spacecraft finds huge sinkholes on comet’s surface

Rosetta is a robotic space probe built and launched by the European Space Agency. Along with Philae, its lander module, the craft is performing a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The probe usually orbits 67P at a distance of a few hundred kilometers. Footage received from Rosetta over the last year showed a number of dust jets coming from the comet,

NASA Radar demonstrates ability to foresee sinkholes

New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La. that year. Researchers believe that they can use this type of data, usually routine gathered, to foresee at least some of the sinkholes. I’ve written a comprehensive article about sinkholes (what