Exploration







Happy Fourth of July! Native American Netroots provides some perspective on the meaning of ‘America’: America was named on April 25, 1507 after the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Vespucci made at least two voyages…


Rory Nugent | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 13

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It’s Lucky Episode 13 for The DisinfoCast, and to bring a little perspective to what it means to have “bad luck,” adventurer and writer Rory Nugent opens up the show with his true account of being lost at sea for five days with nothing but a couple of candy bars and his own urine to drink. After an experience like that no one would have blamed Nugent if he never left his home again, but instead he took off for India in search for a rare pink-headed duck and then to the Congo to find Mokele-Mbembe, the legendary last dinosaur. After you’re done with the show, visit Rory and learn more about his books (The Search for the Pink Headed Dinosaur, Drums Along the Congo, Down at the Docks) at www.rorynugent.com.




Gelatobaby‘s Alyssa Walker went on an unmissable clandestine urban exploration tour — through the abandoned subway system nestled below L.A., revealing an uninhabited sub-city filled with strange sights: Behold the Subway Terminal…


Mariana TrenchMore people have been to the Moon than to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Reports Steve Gorman on the Christian Science Monitor:

Returning from humankind’s first solo dive to the deepest spot in the ocean, filmmaker James Cameron said he saw no obvious signs of life that might inspire creatures in his next “Avatar” movie but was awestruck by the “complete isolation.” The Oscar-winning director and undersea explorer said his record-setting expedition to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, 7 miles beneath the surface of the western Pacific, not only capped seven years of painstaking preparation but was the “culmination of a lifelong dream.”