Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

Science 04/18/19, 22:28

The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.Little is known about the ...

Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape

Europe 04/12/19, 06:07

The submersible dropped from the ocean's surface faster than I had expected. With a loud "psssssss" the air escaped from the ballast tanks and the small craft suddenly tilted forward. Within seconds, aquanaut Robert Carmichael and I were enveloped by a ...

Emergency ascent in Indian Ocean as sub fills with smoke

World 03/19/19, 09:26

A British scientist and her American pilot made an emergency ascent from 100 meters (328 feet) beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after smoke filled the cockpit of their submersible.The pair with the British-led Nekton Mission investigating ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 03/16/19, 03:30

This week's gallery includes an environmental mission in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles; mourners remembering those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash; and visitors climbing stairs at a new art installation in New York. ___ Xavier's Tyrique Jones (0) dunks as ...

Indian Ocean exploration mission makes historic broadcast

Africa 03/12/19, 02:46

A British-led scientific mission to document changes taking place beneath the Indian Ocean has broadcast its first live, television-quality video transmission from a two-person submersible.Monsoon storms and fierce underwater currents continue to present a challenge at greater depths as scientific ...

Young Seychelles researcher offered surprise, historic dive

World 03/08/19, 14:11

A young scientist from the Seychelles has become the first known Seychellois to explore deep below scuba depth in the largely uncharted waters of her island nation.The 23-year-old Stephanie Marie looked stunned on Friday when she was offered a seat ...

Scientists begin exploring Indian Ocean depths in Seychelles

Africa 03/07/19, 07:04

An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research on Thursday, in Seychelles waters.The British-led Nekton Mission arrived off the tiny atoll of Alphonse in the early morning hours, after ...

World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

Sports 09/20/18, 09:15

The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping.WADA says its 12-member executive committee voted to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency "subject to strict conditions."WADA's move came despite a wave of fierce criticism ...

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