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Antarctic Expedition Disrupted After Ship Catches Fire

None of the 109 expeditioners and crew onboard the MPV Everest were hurt when a fire broke out in an engine room, but the beleaguered Antarctic resupply vessel still has 2,000 miles to go in its long journey back home to Australia.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Environment, Antarctica, Exploration, Ships, Antarctic, Aurora Australis, Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic Territory, Disaster Accident, Icebird, Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Charlton Clark, Maree Riley, Australian Antarctic Division

What happened on HMS Terror? Divers plan return to Franklin wrecks

Scientists hope that ice will give up more clues to the fate of the 1845 Arctic expedition to find the Northwest PassageIt remains one of the greatest mysteries of naval exploration. What doomed John Franklin’s 1845 attempt to sail the Northwest Passage, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, in his ships Erebus and Terror?The expedition claimed the lives of all 129 men and has gripped the public’s imagination for the past century and a half. Now Canadian researchers are facing a crucial decision on ...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Heritage, Arctic, Archaeology, Exploration, Pacific, Franklin, John Franklin, Northwest PassageIt

Not a sprint: endurance experts on how to make it through lockdown

Marathon runner Eddie Izzard, solo sailor Pip Hare and explorer Levison Wood explain what they have learned about enduring the seemingly unendurableIt just goes on and on, doesn’t it? Despite the millions of vaccinations, and Boris Johnson’s “roadmap” for easing the lockdown, this pandemic is feeling increasingly like an endurance test – a marathon, followed by another marathon, followed by another. Or trudging for miles and miles across the desert for day after day. Or sailing alone around the ...
Tags: Science, Sport, Life and style, World news, Health & wellbeing, Eddie Izzard, Boris Johnson, Exploration, Sailing, Levison Wood, Ultrarunning, Coronavirus, Pip Hare

We have a new word for that feeling when travel makes everything new

On a double-decker bus from Dublin airport to Drumcondra early one June morning, a young lad stretched out on the back seat and started to rap. What he lacked in talent he made up for in gusto. I was with a dozen of my students who were travelling from DePaul University in Chicago on a study abroad trip and this was their very first impression of Ireland. I cringed and tried to ignore the atonal reveller. Their response, it turned out, was at odds with mine. 'That's American rap!' one of them ch...
Tags: Travel, New York, Children, Writing, Chicago, Nature, Atlantic, United States, Ireland, Hawaii, Innovation, Broadway, Exploration, Dublin, Kerry, Stephen

Bear Grylls: 'There's no point getting to the summit if you're an arsehole'

The TV adventurer talks near-death experiences, what he learned from Eton and why he decided to go public about his religious faith“The ninjas of the future,” says Bear Grylls, “are going to be those who can learn how to navigate the fear. It’s like a firefight. You can’t move backwards. You’ve got to move towards it, you know?” Not really. But I’ve never been in a firefight. And if I saw one, I doubt I’d move towards it. Like most people, I’ve been raised in mimsy, risk-averse Britain. Few of u...
Tags: Television, Documentary, Culture, Britain, Television & radio, Everest, Factual TV, Exploration, Bear Grylls, Tudor, Educational TV, Eton, Grylls, Edward Michael

Creecy okays drilling off KwaZulu-Natal coast

Despite dozens of appeals, the South African government is determined to give Sasol and its partners the go-ahead. But activists will not stop the fight The post Creecy okays drilling off KwaZulu-Natal coast appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Gas, Marine Life, Drilling, Ocean, Oil Spills, Endangered Species, Exploration, Deepwater Horizon, Mammals, KwaZulu-Natal, Eni, Richards Bay, Sasol

By the age of 3, children appreciate nature's fractal patterns

A new study from the University of Oregon found that, by the age of three, children understand and prefer nature's fractal patterns.A "fractal" is a pattern that the laws of nature repeat at different scales. Exact fractals are ordered in such a way that the same basic pattern repeats exactly at every scale, like the growth spiral of a plant, for example.Separate studies have proven that exposure to fractal patterns in nature can reduce your stress levels significantly.A new study from the Unive...
Tags: Psychology, Garden, Science, Biology, Environment, Trees, Happiness, Mindfulness, Creativity, Nature, Innovation, Evolution, Exploration, Mind, Senses, Self

Take a nerve-wracking trip 600 feet down this abandoned silver mine

If your palms are too dry, this descent into a partially-collapsed abandoned Nevada silver mine should moisten them right up for you. Excellent camera work under incredibly dangerous conditions. Check out the comments for lots of additional facts about mining and some of the things he finds. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Mining, Nevada, Exploration, Abandoned, Mine

You can take a diving tour of the Titanic wreck for $125,000 beginning May 2021

Bloomberg reports that the Washington-based OceanGate Expeditions will begin offering underwater tours of the Titanic shipwreck next summer. The nine so-called "mission specialists" allowed on each expedition—three on each dive—will pay $125,000 for an eight-day sail from St. John's, Newfoundland. Their single dive will take six to eight hours to reach the Titanic site, explore, and return to the surface ship. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Washington, Bloomberg, Titanic, Newfoundland, Exploration, Luxury Brands, Scuba Diving, Scuba, St John, Submarines, Expeditions, Underwater Espionage, Curious Expedition, OceanGate Expeditions

Why virtual reality is necessary on a planet of 11 billion

According to projections shared by the UN, Earth's population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050. By the year 2100, that number could increase to 11 billion. Virtual reality will be necessary to reduce the waste of such a large population in industries like transport, retail, and manufacturing.As an existing technology, there is a lot that virtual reality can do: rich and immersive environments, heightened storytelling, emotionally resonant experiences, and increased productivity in retail...
Tags: Travel, Work, Technology, Shopping, Future, Cities, Infrastructure, Innovation, Population, Virtual Reality, Emotions, Augmented Reality, Exploration, Humanity, Compilation, UN Earth

The Guardian view on Turkish-Greek relations: dangerous waters | Editorial

A row over over borders, gasfields and national pride risks regional disorderSome claim it has been centuries since the Mediterranean has been viewed as the cockpit of history. But great powers and coastline states, wishing to capture hydrocarbon riches, are today vying for mastery of the sea – or at least its eastern waves. The trouble surfaced last month when a Turkish frigate escorting an oil-and-gas exploration ship collided with a Greek naval vessel. Since then, tempers have flared, with th...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Russia, European Union, Cyprus, Turkey, Nato, United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Un, Erdogan, Energy research, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Exploration, Mediterranean, Tayyip Erdogan

Stories from space! 4 astronauts share their adventures

Being able to call yourself a former astronaut is a distinction that not many people on Earth have. Studying or reading about space from the ground is one thing, but getting to experience it firsthand is to join the universe's most exclusive club. This video brings together the voices of former astronauts Garrett Reisman, Chris Hadfield, Ron Garan, and Leland Melvin as they each share a personal anecdote about what they saw, felt, and learned during their training and their time in space. F...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Adventure, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Storytelling, Universe, Emotions, Planets, Exploration, Humanity, Chris Hadfield, Hadfield, Cosmos

Melting sea ice forced scientists on Arctic mission to make emergency detour before safely arriving at North Pole

A German icebreaker ship carrying scientists on a year-long international expedition through the high Arctic finally reached the North Pole, after melting sea ice forced an emergency detour. From AP: Expedition leader Markus Rex said Wednesday the RV Polarstern was able to reach the geographic North Pole because of large openings in sea ice that would normally make shipping in the region above Greenland too difficult. "We made fast progress in a few days," Rex told The Associated Press. "It's br...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Climate Change, Climate, Global Warming, Arctic, Rex, Exploration, Greenland, North Pole, Bremerhaven, NASA JPL Caltech, Markus Rex, Melting Ice, Polarstern

Mars colony: Humanity's greatest quest

We are closer than ever to actually putting human beings on Mars, but exactly how close is very much still up for debate. Getting there is one thing, and we eventually may not have a choice, but there are a number of problems that need to be solved before our species can call the Red Planet home.In this video, former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, educator Bill Nye, science journalist Stephen Petranek, astronomer Michelle Thaller, and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku consider mankind's fascinati...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Science, Learning, Adventure, Dna, Cancer, Future, Nasa, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Exploration, Mars, Humanity, Bill Nye

Greek military put on high alert as tensions with Turkey rise

Dispute over exploration of energy reserves in eastern Mediterranean escalates Greece has placed its military forces on high alert, recalling its naval and air force offers from holiday, as tensions with Turkey over exploration of potentially lucrative offshore energy reserves escalate in the eastern Mediterranean.With Ankara dispatching the Oruç Reis, a drillship escorted by gunboats, to conduct seismic research in contested waters, Athens stepped up calls for Turkey to stop the “illegal” activ...
Tags: Europe, Greece, France, Israel, US, Turkey, Athens, Water transport, Energy research, Exploration, Mediterranean, Ankara

What is counterfactual thinking?

There are two types of counterfactual thinking: upward and downward.Both upward and downward counterfactual thinking can be positive impacts on your current outlook - however, upward counterfactual thinking has been linked with depression. While counterfactual thinking is a very normal and natural process, experts suggest the best course is to focus on the present and future and allow counterfactual thinking to act as a motivator when possible."To some extent, your life can be thought of as the ...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Life, Relationships, Happiness, Mindfulness, Depression, David, Innovation, Emotions, Exploration, Curiosity, Self, Personal Growth, Goal-setting, State University of New York

Eight go mad in Arizona: how a lockdown experiment went horribly wrong

In the 1990s, a troupe of hippies spent two years sealed inside a dome called Biosphere 2. They ended up starving and gasping for breath. As a new documentary Spaceship Earth tells their story, we meet the ‘biospherians’It sounds like a sci-fi movie, or the weirdest series of Big Brother ever. Eight volunteers wearing snazzy red jumpsuits seal themselves into a hi-tech glasshouse that’s meant to perfectly replicate Earth’s ecosystems. They end up starving, gasping for air and at each other’s thr...
Tags: Space, Science, Film, Environment, Society, World news, US news, Earth, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Arizona, Plants, Human biology, Exploration, Social history

Using Attachment Theory to Become A Better Speaker

I have a friend who is currently studying to become a licensed family therapist. She often shares articles and research from her field of study with me because she knows I love to learn about things outside of my discipline of communication. Today, she shared a video with me on the circle of security. It’s a theory on how strong human bonds of trust are formed through relational attachment. The “father” of attachment theory, John Bowlby, says, “Intimate attachments to other human beings are the ...
Tags: Safety, Adventure, Exploration, Speaking, Content Development, Reassurance, Attachment Theory, Building Trust, Presentation Science, John Bowlby, Audience Trust, Balanced Content, Circle Of Security

Seasteading – a vanity project for the rich or the future of humanity?

Beloved by Silicon Valley tycoons and tyranny-fearing libertarians, are cities atop the waves Earth’s next frontier?A white steel pole rises out of the sea off the Caribbean coast of Panama, poking above the waves like the funnel of a sunken steamship. Launched into the water last month, this is no shipwreck, but the base of what will soon become a floating home and, in the eyes of its makers, the first step towards building a brave new post-Covid-19 society, out on the open ocean.“Coronavirus i...
Tags: Environment, Economics, Society, Earth, Cities, Thailand, Bitcoin, Oceans, Population, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Exploration, Cryptocurrencies, Panama, Caribbean, Phuket

From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state

SpaceX was founded in 2002 and was an industry joke for many years. Eighteen years later, it is the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Today, SpaceX's Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. The journey will take about 19 hours.Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, looks at SpaceX's journey from startup to a commercial space company with the operating power of a nation-state. Today is a historic...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, Technology, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Nasa, Engineering, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Dubai, Airbus

Learn a new language—super fast. Here’s how.

Canadian polyglot Steve Kaufmann says there is indeed a fast track to learning a new language. It involves doubling down on your listening and reading.By taking the focus off grammar rules that are difficult to understand and even more difficult to remember, you can instead develop habits by greater exposure to the language. Kaufmann likens the learning process to a hockey stick. In the beginning you make major progress as you climb the steep hill of the hockey stick, whereas the long shaft of t...
Tags: Education, Communication, Intelligence, Hack, Teaching, Language, Innovation, Exploration, Mind, Speech, Curiosity, Personal Growth, Kaufmann, Steve Kaufmann, Brain learning

Hyper-innovation: COVID-19 will forever change the way we teach kids

Long-held structures in the education system, like classroom confines and schedules, have held back innovation for a long time, says education leader Richard Culatta.In the coronavirus era, we have been able to shake some of those rigid structures loose, making way for creativity and, ultimately, a more open mindset. When creativity and technology combine, learning can become so much more than delivering content to a student. Culatta gives two stunning examples: one of a biotech class, and anoth...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Children, Internet, Youth, Intelligence, Teaching, Creativity, Innovation, Exploration, Curiosity, Richard Culatta, Pandemic, Future Of Learning, Coronavirus

NASA drafts a peace treaty for space

NASA proposes an updated treaty for peaceful cooperation in space.The Artemis Accords aim to address potential off-planet conflicts before they happen, modernizing previous agreements.The proposal was prompted by the U.S. effort to return to the Moon, India's attempts to establish a presence there, and China's current Chang'e-4 mission. We've really just taken baby steps into space, and already our off-planet activity is making it look a bit like the Wild West up there. It's not just government...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Elon Musk, China, India, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Innovation, Satellites, Exploration, Astronaut, Artemis, Chang, StarLink, Orbital Debris

Ask an Astronaut: What surprised you most in space?

Astronaut Garrett Reisman took in countless indescribably beautiful views while he lived in space. But most shocking, he says, was observing the thinness of Earth's atmosphere.You can compare the thickness of the atmosphere to the diameter of Earth to the skin on an apple, or the shell of an egg. It's incredibly thin and shows just how seemingly fragile our planet is.But to put this into perspective, whereas the atmosphere reaches a height of 300,000 feet from Earth's surface, the deepest part o...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Technology, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Society, Nasa, Earth, Physics, Conservation, Oceans, Innovation, Global development, Plants, Exploration

Mind hack: 7 secrets to learn any new language

Canadian polyglot Steve Kaufmann has learned parts of 20 languages. He's come up with seven tips to help anyone attempting to learn a new language in their spare time. First, you must commit the time and keep motivated. If you don't enjoy the process of learning a language, you probably won't get very far. Maintaining a positive attitude is key. The sense of achievement in mastering a language is a profoundly positive experience. Focusing, at first, on vocabulary rather than grammar will help yo...
Tags: Travel, Motivation, Technology, Learning, Education, Identity, Writing, Memory, Success, Communication, Intelligence, Hack, Teaching, Brain, Language, Grammar

Haven’t found your niche? This might be why.

A niche, in terms of the economy and what you do for a living, is often considered a special talent or service that speaks to you on a different, secondary level. Adam Davidson, co-founder of NPR's "Planet Money" argues that when a niche finds an audience and becomes a successful business, it evolves into its own primary economy.For most people, finding something you're passionate about can take a long time. The search should happen concurrently with your current job and life, not in place of th...
Tags: Work, Motivation, Learning, Identity, Life, Happiness, Entrepreneur, Success, Choice, Vulnerability, Personality, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Emotions, Npr

These 7 countries and companies are going to Mars in the 2020s

Three nations have plans to send unmanned missions to Mars in summer 2020: the United States, China, and the United Arab Emirates.SpaceX has discussed executing both manned and unmanned Mars missions this decade, though the company describes these dates as "aspirational."Each space agency plans to study a different aspect of Mars, though searching for signs of past life is a common theme among the missions. Putting humans on Mars is the next giant leap in space exploration, yet it remains a far...
Tags: Space, Japan, Spacex, Technology, China, India, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, United Arab Emirates, European Space Agency, Exploration, Mars, Martian, Musk, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

Be a better leader: Knowing the dangers of ‘yes men’

One of the potential dangers of being a successful leader is that the people around you stop challenging your decisions, no matter how bad or wrong they may be.Asserting dominance and establishing negative consequences for those who challenge your authority (such as firing or reprimanding offenders) only exacerbates the problem and adds to the toxic culture of unchecked power.Astronaut Garrett Reisman argues that while it's natural to want to be told that you're smart and right, it's important t...
Tags: Work, Motivation, Astronomy, Space, Leadership, Learning, Life, Relationships, Failure, Trust, Success, Communication, Nasa, Teaching, Innovation, Collaboration

Polar explorer Erling Kagge: Why risk makes life meaningful

There's a huge misunderstanding that the way to make your life beautiful, and the way to be happy, is to choose the path of least resistance, says polar explorer Erling Kagge. Risk makes life meaningful; a small dimension of challenge and danger, combined with well-preparedness, is a way to be present in your life. Novel experiences stop your life from narrowing in around you and going by too fast. Remember that Tenzing Norgay didn't die falling off a mountain. He died of lung cancer after ...
Tags: Life, Adventure, Happiness, Nature, Innovation, Extreme Sports, Exploration, Curiosity, Personal Growth, Goal-setting, Tenzing Norgay, Kagge, Erling Kagge, Erling Kagge Risk

Fighting boredom with banjos and Russian grammar: Tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation

Due to Antarctica's extreme winter, which includes four months of total darkness, polar explorers endured intense confinement in close quarters for long periods of time. American pioneer Richard Byrd explained, “little things … have the power to drive even the most disciplined … to the edge of insanity. The ones who survive with a measure of happiness are those who can live profoundly off their intellectual resources, as hibernating animals live off their fat." How did the Antarctic explorers of...
Tags: History, Innovation, Antarctica, Community, Exploration, Shackleton, Personal Growth, Antarctic, Ernest Shackleton, Byrd, Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, Amundsen, Richard Byrd, Apsley Cherry Garrard, Global Issues