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Are Mermaids Real? 11 Myths the U.S. Government Has Addressed

Usually the government sticks to reality, but there are a number of times where agencies have investigated or weighed in on more mythical ideas. From mermaids to Santa Claus, here are 11 legends that the government has acknowledged, even if just to deny. 1. Mermaids Late last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a [...]

Has Atlantis been found in Spain ?

Scientists believe that have finally discovered the whereabouts of the fabled lost city of Atlantis. Satellite imagery was used to survey a submerged …

Space Shuttle Time-Lapse

A beautiful time-lapse of NASA’s shuttle Discovery (STS131) and the space shuttle Atlantis. The screenshot is from the the third and last part of this 50 seconds long video clip: The Sun rises behind space shuttle Atlantis in this time-lapse sequence from July 19, 2011, one of the last days of the historic final mission of [...]

The ISS’s Last View of the Space Shuttle

The space shuttle Atlantis ended its final mission today when it landed in Florida just before 6AM ET. This photograph, showing the shuttle’s final descent path, was taken this morning by the Expedition 28 crew of the International Space Station. See a much larger and more impressive photo at NASA’s website. Link -Thanks, Ned!

Final space shuttle mission draws to a close

The space shuttle Atlantis has successfully touched down at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew of four aboard Atlantis lead by Commander Ch…

Ten Lost Civilizations

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard that archeologists are claiming to have discovered the city of Atlantis in a mud flat located in Southern Spain, but there are plenty more “lost” civilizations out there just begging for discovery. While most of these societies did not lose their entire culture due to a massive tsunami [...]

Steampunk Legend of Atlantis

(Vimeo Link) Atlantis- An Inconvenient Truth, an animation created and produced by Christopher Hempel, Martin Kohler, Christian Stadach and Simon Prager, won the Team Entry Excellence Award at the CG Society Steampunk Challenge last year. It’s a steam powered retelling of the legend of Atlantis.

Neptune Memorial Reef

The Neptune Memorial Reef underwater cemetery also known as the Atlantis Memorial Reef or the Atlantis Reef is a underwater mausoleum for cremated remains and the world’s largest man-made reef (covering over 600,000 square feet (56,000 m²) of ocean floor). The place was chosen at 3.25 miles (either 6.0 km or 5.2 km) off the [...]

Hi-Res Photos From Space

These two photos are from the latest Space Shuttle Atlantis mission (STS-129), which seemed to come and go much faster than the one before it. At left, Atlantis prepares to dock at the International Space Station. At right, the sunset through Earth’s thin blue atmosphere (photos by NASA). These and ten more can be blown [...]

Atlantis: the continent that Solon sank

Doug Fisher continues his research in to Atlantis with his discoveries indicating that according to Plato the continent of Atlantis was larger tha…