The 23m (75ft) wreck, found in the Black Sea by an Anglo–Bulgarian team, is being hailed as officially the world’s oldest known intact shipwreck. The researchers were stunned to find the merchant vessel closely resembled in design a ship that decorated ancient Greek wine vases. “It’s when the ROV (remote operated vehicle) drops down through… Continue reading WORLD’S OLDEST SHIPWRECK FOUND IN BLACK SEA


At least 31 migrants have died after an inflatable boat capsized today (24 November 2021) in the waters of the Strait de Calais off the coast of France, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanen said the numbers were not final. Darmanen added that French police had arrested four people suspected of involvement in the incident. The… Continue reading A MIGRANT BOAT CAPSIZED OFF THE COAST OF FRANCE

Star-shaped sand found in Japan

Take a stroll along Hoshizuna-no-Hama (Star Sand Beach), located on Iriomote Island, enjoying your feet submerge in the sand. Look closely, and you’ll see that the sand on this beach is very special. The tiny star-shaped grains of sand you’ll see on your feet are actually the pointy husks of millions of tiny Foraminifera, which… Continue reading Star-shaped sand found in Japan

River Thames is back to life

The latest State of the Thames report, released by the Zoological Society of London, found that cleanup efforts over recent decades have brought down levels of chemicals such as phosphorus and conserved salt marshes for birds and fish, making the river “home to myriad wildlife as diverse as London itself.” The report also highlighted many… Continue reading River Thames is back to life

Costa Concordia

The vessel, carrying 4,252 people, met a tragic end in January 2012 when it hit an underwater rock off Isola del Giglio near Tuscany. Three years after the tragedy the wreckage of the ship is being dismantled in the port of Genoa. The 144,500–tonne ship is unrecognisable as workmen rip it apart for scraps. The… Continue reading Costa Concordia

James Cameron

James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker. Best known for making science fiction and epic films, he first gained recognition for directing The Terminator (1984). He found further success with Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and the action comedy True Lies (1994). He also directed Titanic… Continue reading James Cameron

Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy, famous for his three voyages between 1768 and 1779 in the Pacific Ocean and to Australia. He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific, during which… Continue reading Captain James Cook

Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl (6 October 1914 – 18 April 2002) was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany and geography. Heyerdahl is notable for his Kon–Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands.… Continue reading Thor Heyerdahl

William Adams

William Adams (24 September 1564 – 16 May 1620), known in Japanese as Miura Anjin (“the pilot of Miura”), was an English navigator who, in 1600, was the first Englishman to reach Japan leading a five-ship expedition for a private Dutch fleet. Of the few survivors of the only ship that reached Japan, Adams and… Continue reading William Adams