Archaeologists Reveal the Vasco da Gama Shipwreck, Video

Oman. Photograph: © SAF


After 18 years of research, excavations and archaeological analysis, National Geographic grantee David Mearns and team, together with the Oman Ministry of Heritage and Culture, have successfully discovered one of Vasco da Gama’s ships lost …

Blooms off Both North American Coasts


By Mike Carlowicz, NASA / Earth Observatory;

Phytoplankton are to the ocean what grasses and other ground cover are to land: the primary producers, the basic food source and carbon recycler for the rest of the environment. Algae and other …