Saving This Sinking City Will Cost $40 Billion

Venice? Sure, it's sinking. So is Mexico City, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City. But none of them are being submerged as fast as Jakarta, which is sinking as much as a few inches a year—for comparison's sake, Venice is sinking by .08 inches every year. Now, Jakarta is undertaking a three-decade-long plan to save its… » 10/15/14 3:36pm 10/15/14 3:36pm

Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and…

A team of people from 2012 tried to re-create and build a boat from 1550 BC, the Bronze Age, but failed spectacularly. When the ship was lowered into the ocean, it immediately filled with water and started sinking. Yikes, we suck. » 5/14/12 4:00pm 5/14/12 4:00pm

New Detailed Reconstruction of Titanic's Sinking Narrated By James…

This video is great: witness a new detailed reconstruction of Titanic sinking narrated by none other than James Cameron, filmmaker, adventurer and overall cool dude. It's really detailed and fascinating. » 4/05/12 8:40pm 4/05/12 8:40pm

The Moon and a Mirage May Be the Ultimate Causes of the Titanic's…

On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean, to the South of Newfoundland. 1,517 died. Everyone knows an iceberg hit it, but scientists are now showing new research that points at the ultimate culprits. » 3/06/12 2:40pm 3/06/12 2:40pm

Navigation Data Shows Costa Concordia May Have Had a Steering System…

This video shows the navigation path of Costa Concordia, the ship that ran aground in Italy. Lots of things went wrong after it hit the first rock, but her path reveals that they may have been a steering system failure before that. » 1/25/12 10:42am 1/25/12 10:42am