Amelia Earhart, born July 24, 1897, is one of history’s legendary aviators, and was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. On July 2, 1937, her plane vanished in the Pacific Ocean as she was attempting to become the first woman to circumnavigate the world in a […]
Colin O’Brady recently became the first person to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by kites or resupplies. In his sled of food and gear, he brought a special nutrition bar called a Colin Bar. He ate 4,000 calories worth of the stuff every day. We tasted the bar and found it […]
American explorer Colin O’Brady just became the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. He completed the 932-mile journey in 54 days, ahead of schedule. O’Brady spent months training for the mission. His routine included Buddhist retreats, weight training, and a 400-mile trek in Greenland. Colin O’Brady, a 33-year-old […]
Private-equity-firm manager and explorer Victor Vescovo just became the first person to reach the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean. Vescovo solo-piloted a $US48 million Triton Submarine to the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench, 27,480 feet below the surface (8,376 meters). This was the first stop on a five-part […]
Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but it’s also an incredible educational tool in its own right. Using Google Maps is a great way to learn more about the various cities and countries around the world. But many people might not know that […]
Only three people have previously been to the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the ocean. A new submersible from Triton Submarines will make it possible for many more people to reach 36,000-foot depths. The Triton 36,000/2 Hadal Exploration System has a 3.5-inch thick titanium pressure hull and three viewports […]
A submarine mission called “Five Deeps” is going to explore the bottom of each of the world’s oceans. First up: the depths of the Atlantic. The mission will launch from the coast of Puerto Rico in December. We may not know where the deepest point in the ocean really is. […]
The Maya civilisation was far more complex, populous, and technologically advanced than researchers previously thought. Researchers used Lidar, a type of aerial laser-detection system, to uncover 61,000 previously unknown structures hidden under the dense Guatemalan jungle dating to the Maya Late Classic Period (650 – 800 CE). The region could […]
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Bridgewater hedge-fund founder Ray Dalio is a proponent of ocean exploration and has long been involved in ocean research. Dalio has announced a new initiative, OceanX, which aims to explore the world’s oceans. About 95% of the world’s oceans are still unexplored, so Dalio told Business Insider that learning about […]
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted an expedition to explore uncharted waters in the deepest parts of the Gulf of Mexico– and the images they brought back are astonishing. During the mission, scientists spent three weeks aboard NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer exploring and documenting some of the little-understood […]
The Sac Aktun cave system holds artifacts stretching back 15,000 years, including preserved remains of Ice Age megafauna and Mayan artifacts. It was recently discovered to be the largest underwater cave system in the world. The cave is one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological sites, but it’s under […]
Deep within a flooded cave in the remote Mexican jungle, archaeologists came across a stunning find: An almost completely intact skeleton of a teenage girl. A new documentary from PBS’s NOVA, “The First Face of America,” investigates the bones, and what they reveal could be a critical piece of evidence […]
Archaeologists uncovered 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle using state-of-the-art laser technology. The find could completely rewrite what we know about the Mayan civilisation. Archaeologists are extremely excited. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including […]
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