An un-crewed sailing drone discovered the unusually shaped, slumbering seamount.
On New Year's Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?
The amazing life of “Gudrid the Far-Traveled” was unjustly overshadowed by her in-laws, Erik the Red and Leif Erikson.
Mansa Musa, perhaps history's richest man, claims he ascended the throne of Mali after his predecessor sailed west and never came back. Could he have made it to the New World?
Long before Christopher and Magellan, ancient explorers voyaged into the unknown and brought home extraordinary tales.
It's a radical but plausible idea.
With advanced laser technology and an appropriate sail, we could accelerate objects to ~20% the speed of light. But would they survive?
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, the Sentinelese clearly don't want to be bothered.
Borrow the same technique that produced McDonald’s, the Hawaiian pizza, the Beatles’ greatest hits, and Shakespeare’s rhetorical flair.
A famous explorer's doomed ship is finally found 107 years after it was lost to the Antarctic deep.
The strange bronze artifact perplexed scholars for more than a century, including how it traveled so far from home.
Simple physics makes hauling vast ice chunks thousands of miles fiendishly difficult — but not impossible.
It's nearly 20,000 miles long.
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works engineering division has devised many jaw-dropping aircraft. Here are some of the best — and one ship.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
Bathybius haeckelii was briefly thought to be the link between inorganic matter and organic life.
For centuries, the only way to travel between the Old and New World was through ships like the RMS Lusitania. Experiences varied wildly depending on your income.
There are a few possible solutions to the problem of interstellar travel, but they largely remain within the realm of science fiction.
The Black, Caspian, and Aral Seas are the last surviving fragments of a body of water that stretched from Austria to Turkmenistan.
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
One possible vision of the distant future.
Was ‘Oumuamua a rock or an alien scout? Harvard astronomer talks controversial hypothesis in new book
Ari Loeb, who suggested in 2018 that the mysterious object was an alien craft, is back to discuss the evidence.
The most unique interloper into our Solar System has a natural explanation that fits perfectly — no aliens required.
Scientists captured it on footage 1.5 miles below the surface.
Since dark matter eludes detection, the mission will target sources of light that are sensitive to it.
Thanks to a couple of rovers, we know Mars was once blue.