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Shipwrecks

132-Year-Old Lake Superior Shipwreck Found ‘In Beautiful Shape'

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.10.2016 | Weird News

After 132 years, a long-lost shipwreck has been located at the bottom of Lake Superior, and it appears to be impeccably preserved. Over the summer, a ...

2000-Year-Old Human Skeleton Found On Famed Shipwreck

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.21.2016 | Science

In a find that could yield important new insights into life during ancient times, a human skeleton dating back more than two millennia has been recove...

Archeologists Discover Vasco Da Gama Shipwreck Off Oman Coast

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Science

The wreckage of a ship from the fleet of the celebrated 16th century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) has been discovered off the coast o...

Revolutionary War-Era Ship Found At Construction Site

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.06.2016 | Science

The remains of a Revolutionary War-era ship have been uncovered beneath a hotel construction site outside Washington, D.C., the second archeological f...

Discovering a New Planet

XPRIZE | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
XPRIZE

By Dr. Jyotika Virmani There is a very interesting planet near us. It has almost 130 million square miles of land and the longest continuous mountain...

The Eerie Shipwrecks of Namibia's Skeleton Coast

AFKTravel | Posted 09.11.2016 | Travel
AFKTravel

It's the graveyard of out-of-luck sailors and sea captains whose ships lie in shallow waters off some of the world's harshest terrain. It's desolate, but beautiful. Many of the wrecks are completely destroyed by the sun and salty sea air, but a few are visible and can be seen up close.

Lampedusa: No to Boat-People, Yes to Plane-People

François Dufour | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home
François Dufour

An emergency situation requires an emergency solution. To stop the shipwrecks and the drownings in the Mediterranean (2,500 dead migrants since January), let's put the presumed refugees, or "would-be refugees" as described by the British press, in planes directly to Europe.

Family Finds More Than $1 Million In Gold From Spanish Shipwreck

Reuters | James Gerken | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science

ORLANDO, Fla., July 27 (Reuters) - A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts this summer f...

The Story Behind A Mysterious Sword-Filled Shipwreck In The Caribbean

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science

In 2011 archaeologists happened upon a stunningly well-preserved shipwreck off the coast of Panama. The wreckage, a mere 40 feet underwater, was untou...

While EU Stalls, These People Are Saving Migrants' Lives At Sea

HuffPost France | Sara Taleb | Posted 04.28.2015 | Home

A series of deadly shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea has claimed the lives of hundreds of migrants who tried to reach Europe from North Africa in th...

Antarctica: To the White Continent by Ice-Blue Sea

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

Huge Trove Of Shipwrecks Reveals Secret History Of Shipbuilding

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.31.2014 | Science

A remarkable trove of ancient shipwrecks unearthed in Turkey is yielding new insights into shipbuilding as it was practiced more than a thousand years...

Oddly Intact Ship Located 115 Years After It Sank

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.12.2014 | Science

A 115-year-old mystery finally has been solved. In May 1899, a storm on Lake Superior caused a boat to sink so quickly that, as an eyewitness put i...

Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Give Up Its Secrets

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science

After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea — and a 2,200-mile-long (3,540 kilometers) road trip wrapped in damp blankets in the bac...

Ghostly Photos Of Decaying Shipwrecks

www.weather.com | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
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The Peter Iredale shipwreck is located at Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon. (Flickr/W Mustafeez)...

Mysterious Shipwreck May Rewrite History Of Island Nation

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Scraps of wood salvaged off New Zealand’s coast probably come from a Dutch ship built in the early 1700s, a study based on carbon dating, tree rings...

1,000 Epic Shipwreck Photos Reveal The Dangerous History Of Life At Sea

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

The sea has long captured the eye of photographers and painters, luring these curious voyagers to the open waters with its sublime beauty. With an abi...

How to Launch a 13-Ton Submarine, Part 1

Craig Musburger | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science
Craig Musburger

When word comes from the deep that the sub is done with its work and is returning to the surface, the LRT divers suit back up and reverse the process -- essentially landing the sub on the barge underwater like a fighter jet hitting the deck of an aircraft carrier.

Harrowing Stories Of Shipwreck Survival

weather.com | Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

Since mankind first discovered how to build boats, we have been traveling across the open ocean and pushing ourselves over further and further distanc...

10 Best Underwater Sites to Visit

FlipKey | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
FlipKey

If you have a taste for history, then stray away from museums that are flooded with tourists and navigate your way to the depths of the ocean to visit these spectacular underwater treasures.

How America's Greatest Ocean Liner Became This Wreck

Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

Over the weekend an engine room fire aboard the Carnival Triumph shut down the massive cruise ship's motors, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Ancient Ship's Odd Cargo Spotlights Long-Ago Health Care

Posted 01.09.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/08/2013 11:01 AM EST on LiveScience Ancient gray disks loaded with zinc and beeswax found ...

WATCH: Shipwreck Hunter Makes Historic Discovery

Posted 12.04.2012 | Detroit

A 133-year-old piece of history lost in 1910 has finally returned to the surface. Shipwreck hunter David Trotter and his team, who have found more tha...

PHOTOS: Exploring The World's Eeriest Shipwrecks

Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel

After Hurricane Isaac uncovered a shipwreck apparently hidden beneath the sands of an Alabama beach, curious locals learned an unexpected lesson in ma...