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Road Trip U.S.A.: Missouri

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Last time on Road Trip U.S.A., I explored the dietary connection between the native peoples of Indiana and today's modern society (while wandering through a maze).

Feeling the "Pressure" as Divers Stranded Deep Underwater

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Pressure is gripping and suspenseful, adeptly building tension as the back stories of the main characters unfold in surprising ways. When people are put in untenable positions, survival can bring out the best and worst of all of us.

The Most Dangerous SCUBA Dives In The World

The Active Times | Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

What could be more thrilling than diving deep into the ocean among sea creatures and exploring sections of the earth few have seen before?

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Oyster | Posted 02.19.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.

2014: The Year in Travel

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

As we bid farewell to another year of travel, it is only appropriate to look back at some of the travel trends of 2014, and ring in a new year of wanderlust, seeking out astonishing, electrifying, or just off the beaten path destinations.

Freediving Is The Most Beautiful And Difficult Sport You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports

In the world of mere mortals, holding one's breath underwater over the length of a swimming pool is a feat to be proud of. For freedivers, however, th...

Scuba Diving Between Continents in Iceland [VIDEO]

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Thanks to glacial runoff and a long filtration journey through Iceland's volcanic underground, the water pouring into Lake Thingvellir is some of the cleanest in the world. That's very apparent than in the Silfra Rift, the tectonic boundary between the Eurasian and North America plates.

Forget About Sharks, This Sea Lion Attack Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green

Sea lions may be adorable -- they surf, they snuggle, they even boogie -- but they can also be terrifying. One freediver had a close call with an a...

This Crescent-Shaped Island Is A Snorkeler's Dream Come True

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel

Sail us to the moon and let us play among the starfish. That’s the tune we’re singing after seeing these gorgeous photos of Molokini, the cresc...

SNUBA Is Basically Scuba Diving, But Way Easier

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel

If you've ever wanted to breathe like a fish underwater without having to learn how to SCUBA, then'll you love learning to SNUBA. It's the perfect hyb...

5 Reasons Why I'm Celebrating California's Plastic Bag Ban

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

The vast majority of the oceans' surface is polluted with plastic particles, 80 percent of which was trash on land that washed out to sea. These plastics may get broken down into tiny pieces, incorporated into glaciers, or swallowed up by animals, but they never really disappear.

The World's Deepest Pool Is The Biggest Deep End We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel

An indoor pool in Italy is giving new meaning to the deep end and it's slightly terrifying. It's not quite as scary as swimming in a glass-bottom ...

SEALAB's 50th Anniversary Could Use Some Celebration Too

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

So, before another half-century goes by, let's pay homage to the U.S. Navy project that effectively dissolved the old diving limits and opened the door to vastly expanded human undersea capabilities.

Thanks To Shark Sanctuaries, We Get To Enjoy And Explore Scenes Like These

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

This amazing creature is a whale shark. Up to about 40-feet long, whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world -- and it turns out their economic va...

'No Blue, No Green' -- New Sylvia Earle Film Shows Power of Protecting Our Oceans

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In a beautiful new film released this Friday on Netflix, oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle describes her underwater adventures. She also explains why she is driven to protect wild oceans the way we now protect wild lands.

Bonaire: Fantasy Island, For Real!

Victor Dorff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

For most visitors, a trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire is all about the diving, but the culture Bonaire is building - both in and out of the water - deserves some attention, too.

Taking A Bite Out Of The Shark Suit

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 08.31.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Douglas Fields

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI've seen many shark attacks and what impresses me is how wary and cowardly sharks are. They typically circle and check out their prey from a safe distance, then ease in closer to gain more information. Then, they frequently probe it in a swift passing bump before something switches in their brain and they attack in a way that the word used to describe sharks at supper portrays -- a frenzy.

Sharks, Galapagos And A Peaceful Coexistence

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Ellen Prager

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBased on how sharks have been portrayed in movies, television and in the news, a great number of people believe that humans are considered a snack sensation in the ocean. In reality, people are not good shark food.

There's Nothing Left To Be Afraid Of

Paul de Gelder | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Paul de Gelder

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere are not many of us who are going to go through an encounter with our worst nightmare that leave us with vital bits missing and with nothing left to fear. But our world is made more amazing by its danger, more exciting with its risks.

WATCH: A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (And It's Not What You Think)

TEDTalks | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Ocean swimmer Hamish Jolly wished there was a wetsuit that could keep sharks at bay -- so he invented one. Find out how he did it, and how you could apply the same techniques to create an innovation of your own.

The Meeting of Inner and Outer Space

Clayton Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

Returning to the Aquarius underwater habitat and Reef Base having spent actual time living and working in outer space, I found that its remarkable suitability as a perfect analogy to spaceflight was now clearly evident.

Diving Cuba's Gardens of the Queen National Marine Park

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

On March 30 I plunged into the depths of the Gardens of the Queen National Marine Park in Cuba. I had some trepidation, as it had been a long time since I had donned a tank to spend time 60 or 70 feet below the surface.

9 Summer Safety Tips For All Your Ocean Adventures

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

After the polar vortex practically wrecked our winter months and even tried to creep into spring, we all deserve a warm and fun-filled summer. But ...

Mexico's Cenotes Are Totally Worth A Visit

The Huffington Post | Laura Wolfgang | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel

If you're a fan of cenotes, or underground sinkholes, you should probably head on down to Mexico ASAP. There are some 6,000 of them along the coun...

I'm With Stupid: Popping Tiny Bubbles of Volcanic Ignorance

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Todd Hartley

I grew up in the East, so everything I know about Hawaii I learned from TV. Think Magnum, P.I.; Hawaii Five-0; The Brady Bunch: that kind of stuff.