Strands of hair shed light on doomed 19th-century Arctic expedition

Enlarge (credit: John Wilson Carmichael) Lead poisoning may have made life difficult for the doomed men of John Franklin’s 1845 expedition, which got lost in the Arctic while in search of the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But it probably didn’t contribute much to their inevitable fates. That’s the conclusion of a […]

World War II carrier “Lady Lex” found 2 miles under sea by Allen expedition

Paul Allen / Getty Images Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has put his money into many passion pursuits. Underwater archaeology—specifically, finding ships sunk during World War II—is one of the most prominent. Last August, Allen’s research vessel Petrel discovered the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, the cruiser that delivered components of the two nuclear bombs dropped […]

‘Bait!’ brings an ice fishing expedition to Facebook’s social VR

Facebook launched its social VR Spaces beta last April, finally showing us a compelling experience that helped put the social media company’s acquisition of Oculus in the first place. Recently, Oculus showed off a little ice fishing game from casual game studio Resolution Games at the Oculus Connect 4 conference. Now, the game — dubbed […]

Soyuz spacecraft brings Space Station Expedition 52 back to Earth (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 3 Sep, 2017 01:12 Edited time: 3 Sep, 2017 01:19 The Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft has reentered the atmosphere after 135 days in orbit, carrying the Expedition 52 crew from the International Space Station back to Earth. The Expedition 52 crew – NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA, and Commander […]

The French Expedition That Shaped the Earth

It had been two years since they left home, but their real journey was just beginning. In August 1737, French scientists, having traveled across the Atlantic to Ecuador, split into two groups and departed Quito for separate peaks. They would battle altitude sickness — a condition Europeans were oblivious to — and freezing cold to […]

2018 Ford Expedition gears up for the trails with FX4 trim

An aluminum body and more powerful engines aren’t the only new things featured on the 2018 Ford Expedition. Ford has revealed that it will now get an FX4 trim level complete with an array of goodies for going off-road. Mechanical improvements start with an electronic limited-slip differential in the rear that can shift power left […]