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HMS Terror thrown up by the ice. Engraving after a drawing by Captain George Back, from his 1836-37 Arctic expedition. Captain George Back/Wikimedia Commons , PD-UK

Inuit folklore kept alive story of missing Franklin expedition to north-west passage

On September 6, Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, announced that one of the fabled lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s expedition had been found off Hat Island, south-west of King William Island…

Men more likely to survive shipwrecks

Men have almost double the chance of surviving a shipwreck compared to women, a new study has found. Economists from Uppsala…
We are still learning about the Mongolian invasions, 750 years after they happened. Hanoi History Museum, James Delgado

The original kamikaze: Kublai Khan’s invasion shipwreck found?

Archaeologists from the University of the Ryukyus in Japan have discovered part of a 13th century ship that apparently belonged to Mongolian warlord Kublai Khan. The ship is believed to be a remnant of…
Fist-sized clumps of oil have washed ashore New Zealand beaches following the shipwreck of cargo boat Rena on Astrolabe Reef near Tauranga Harbour. AAP

NZ oil spill may hurt marine ecosystems: experts

Experts have warned of damage to marine ecosystems after the cargo ship Rena struck a New Zealand reef and leaked around…

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