Now Robert Ballard hopes to find evidence of humans who migrated into North America.
Where no human has gone before
Robert Ballard's latest initiative puts a remote-control ROV at your fingertips -- and America's little-seen underwater national parks in full view.
Updated carbon dating techniques helped, too.
Intrepid robot explorer
Home of the Antikythera Mechanism
Happy Early World Ocean Day!
Bottles found under the sea sampled
A new picture of Rosetta's comet is an added bonus
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Three retirees have identified a rare trading vessel
Sunken bubbly inspires new experiments in underwater aging
A captain and a sailor died after the Bounty, a wooden ship built for a Marlon Brando film in the 1960s, sank off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Journalist and Popular Science contributor Matthew Shaer reconstructs the ship's final voyage.
Behold the majesty of lasers
These 208 minerals were all caused by human activities
Students help recast and preserve the history found in shipwrecks.
Look at his little fins!
Free dive to 55 feet? No sweat. It's the return trip that could kill you.
A new study identified wines made in two different vineyards, two kilometers apart, by their chemistry alone.
NOAA releases sonar images of the sunken SS City of Rio de Janeiro
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
We spent twenty-four hours on a Greenpeace boat in the Gulf of Mexico looking for oil and dispersant among marine life. On the six-month anniversary of the leak, we report back