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A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but at the end of last year archaeologists found the real thing hiding …

Archaeology

From Olafir Thick-Legged to Ragnar Fur-Pants, Viking nicknames were colorful, descriptive and fascinating

An American scholar did both his master’s thesis and his doctoral dissertation on old Norse nicknames as recorded in medieval literature to reveal a …

Vikings in Byzantium: The Varangians and their Fearless Conquests

It is relatively well known that the Vikings were some of history's greatest travelers, traders, and mercenaries. Their reach extended far, as they …

6 Things About Seagrass Every Diver Should Know

The importance of seagrass is something that you should know about, but might not. That’s why we’ve created this list: 6 things about seagrass every …

Scuba Diving

How to Navigate a Shipwreck without Compass

When exploring the underwater world, many scuba divers rely on a waterproof compass to find their way back to the boat. Navigating a shipwreck, …

El Nino brings venomous sea snakes to California's coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> El Nino is bringing more than just rain to California.<p>A highly venomous sea snake was spotted in Ventura County on Thursday evening.<p>By Friday, a surfer had captured footage of the sea snake lying on the beach.<p>"It looked lethargic when I approached," Bob Forbes told CNN. "I touched it …

Zoology

How To Make Your Air Last While Scuba Diving

Your dive ends when your bottom time runs out — at least theoretically. For many divers, though, the dive ends when one or more divers run low on …

The Life Hydrologic: Crash Course Kids #30.2

10 Breathtaking Underwater Cities

Cleopatra's Alexandria, Egypt<p>By Scuba Diver Life<p>Possibly the world's most famous submerged city, Cleopatra's Alexandria is submerged right under the …

​Lionfish: From malicious to delicious

<i>The prickly little creatures known as Lionfish are spearheads of an INVASION! Marlie Hall takes us under the sea.</i><p><b>Lionfish footage courtesy of</b> …

Fish

PADI Search and Recovery Certification

Get Your Search and Recovery Certification!<p>Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost "treasure"? The PADI Search and …

Scuba Diving

New finds at the Asklepeion of ancient Pheneos

10/14/2015 09:30:00 PM<p>New impressive findings have come to light in the archaeological excavations at the site of the Asklepieion in ancient Pheneos, …

Ancient giant squid found on farm

Zoology

Italy to dig for ancient Roman treasure sought by Nazis

Haul from tomb of Alaric, king of the Visigoths who sacked Rome, thought to include gold, silver and priceless Menorah looted from Second Temple<p>Italian archaeologists are to start excavations in search of a fabled cache of ancient Roman treasure which, according to legend, was buried alongside the …

Archaeology

Drought sheds new light on the B-29 wreckage in Lake Mead

A massive B-29 Superfortress airplane flew a top-secret mission over Lake Mead in July of 1948. It was supposed to test a new missile guidance …

Even Under Best-Case Scenario, Sea-Level Rise Will Leave Miami Looking Like Florida Keys

The study looked at our future if we continue to release carbon emissions into the atmosphere on the same rate we are now, which would almost …

Oldest Draft of King James Bible Discovered, Historian Says

The King James Bible, the most widely read book in the English language — from which phrases like "a man after his own heart" emerged — is as storied …

Iron Age Sacrificial Site with Human and Canine Remains Discovered in Denmark

Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed a well-preserved Iron Age village, along with the remains of one human and eight dogs lying next to …

Tragic Accident or Mass Murder? The Sinking of the White Ship leads to Disaster for England

Many year ago, before modern air travel, the only way to travel across large bodies of water was by ship. Many passengers would crowd onto a large …

Top 10 Fitness Tips for Scuba Divers

Fitness do’s, don’ts and helpful hints, plus a free workout for all participants. Gain an understanding of why fitness for diving is important; how …

Dive Training Tips: Running Low on Air

<b>DIVERS:</b> Abe (DM, 450-plus dives) and Lowell (AOW, 24 dives)<p><b>SITE:</b> Rock reef and kelp forest, Anacapa Island, California<p><b>CONDITIONS:</b> Overcast and warm, …

Historic shipwreck found in Hampshire river could be one of Henry V's warships

A HISTORIC shipwreck found in the mud of a Hampshire river may have been a “great ship” used by Henry V to wage war on the French.<p>After the king’s …

Shipbuilding

Seafood Recommendations from the Seafood Watch Program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Best Choices<p>Buy first, they’re well managed and caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife.<p>Good Alternatives<p>Buy, …

Why Do Couples Exchange Rings with Vows? The Elusive Ancient Origins of Wedding Rings

The image of a couple exchanging rings during a wedding ceremony is instantly recognizable, and is held as an ancient tradition. A ring on a certain …

A Final Resting Place Fit for an Emperor: The Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty

The Ming Dynasty was established in 1368 AD by Zhu Yuanzhang (who became the Hongwu Emperor) following the overthrow of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty. …

Weird Science: Unusual Underwater Critters

As a diver, you’ve seen incredible sights that few people will ever experience in real life. You haven’t, however, seen everything…<p>The underwater …