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The Penguin and the Piper

In 1904, William Speirs Bruce led the second voyage of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition to the frozen continent. The ship, the Scotia, was trapped in ice for four days along the route. While the expedition was stuck, they continued to take geographical and meteorological observations and measurements. But the ship’s bagpiper, Gilbert Kerr, took [...]

Mammoth find offers possible cloning hopes

An expedition has discovered the well preserved remains of a mammoth in Siberia’s Yakutia region. Skin and bone samples were retrieved via a tunnel du…

Scott’s wrecked ship Terra Nova discovered

The ship used by Captain Robert Scott on his doomed trip to Antarctica has been located off Greenland. While the ship survived Scott’s expedition, it …

Hunting the Chinese ‘Wild Man’

A team of 38 researchers is planning an expedition to find evidence of China’s answer to the Yeti. The Yeren, or “Wild Man”, has been a part of Chines…

New expedition to seek out Mokele Mbembe

Stephen McCullah is leading an expedition to the jungles of Africa in search of a living dinosaur. Naming their trip the “Newmac Expedition” McCullah …

Everest 2012

A team from National Geographic magazine is on the way up Mt. Everest as we watch! You are invited to go along with them by following each day’s progress on the special Field Test blog for the expedition. The two-month expedition seeks to repeat the historic climb of the 1963 National Geographic-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition, [...]

The search for Amelia Earhart resumes

As the 75th anniversary of her disappearance approaches it is still unclear what happened to her. A new expedition will be launching this summer to tr…

Captain Scott’s final letter revealed

The final chilling letter penned by Scott’s Antarctic expedition has been revealed for the first time. Sir Edward Wilson had written the letter as the…

Anchor of Blackbeard’s Ship Found

An expedition off the North Carolina coast recovered the anchor from the wreckage of pirate Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge: The Queen Anne’s Revenge is believed to have run aground in the shallow waters off Beaufort in 1718. The ship was discovered in 1996, with piecemeal recovery of artifacts intensifying only a few years ago. [...] The [...]

In search of the Orang-Pendek

Nick Redfern takes a look at Adam Davies’ expedition to Sumatra in search for the Orang-Pendek. Davies will be leading a team from Britain’s Center fo…