Since 1993, 20,000 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while fleeing war-torn Africa for the safety of European shores. Now, the world's first private maritime search and rescue operation is doing everything it can to help them. And they've already saved thousands of lives.
Isopods are crustaceans (like lobsters). Some isopods are parasitic (like the one staring back at you in the picture up top). If you're having trouble making out what, exactly, this isopod has parasitized, the answer is: a fish. This little monster wriggled its way in through the gills of its host, implanted itself…
The hunt is on for shipwrecks belonging to the Minoans, the ancient culture that ruled the Mediterranean over 3,000 years ago. But these downed ships don't just reveal one culture - they unlock the secrets of vast ancient economies.
The Olympic Games first began in the ancient Greek city-state of Olympia. For all its fame, the city suffered a mysterious fate, destroyed by an unknown natural disaster. Now it looks like tsunamis were the culprit...despite being 30 kilometers inland.
Wherever you are on this hellspawn sauna our planet has become today, I guarantee that you'd rather be about halfway down the world's sickest, slickest water slide, toes pointed straight at the Mediterranean. Even worse: you could be there. Right now.