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What Life Is Like In A Fake Asteroid -- Under The Sea

Motherboard | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology

In July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it was killing its funding for the Aquarius Reef Base, which, located off the c...

The Closure Of Aquarius Reef Base And America's Scientific Ambitions

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Ben Hellwarth

The looming closure of America's last underwater base has caused too little scandal and not enough discussion of the future of scientific exploration.

PHOTOS: The New Wave Of Underwater Hotels

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 07.17.2012 | Travel
Ben Hellwarth

I found a variety of new subsea suites that are on their way to opening their doors -- or hatches -- to vacationers who have deeper notions of what an ocean view should be.

PHOTOS: SEALAB And The Race To ‘Inner Space'

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 04.03.2012 | Travel
Ben Hellwarth

Back in the 1960s, it looked as though the space race might be matched by a race in the opposite direction.