In this episode of Misconceptions, host Justin Dodd thaws out a few myths about the ice age, from the idea that Earth was once frozen solid to what actually caused the mammoths’ extinction.
STONES, BONES, AND WRECKS
The mutiny on the 'Bounty' has inspired multiple movies, but the 'Hermione' revolt was way bloodier.
The peculiar sub had wheels and other innovative features.
"Never do better than the mime."
What really happened to Virginia Dare and the rest of the Lost Colony of Roanoke? In the late 1930s, an enterprising con man claimed to know.
Like his most famous discovery, fossil hunter Barnum Brown was larger than life.
The 'Titanic' sinking became the most infamous shipwreck in history—but what really happened on that unusually calm night in the North Atlantic?
When did woolly mammoths go extinct? Their fossilized bones say one thing, but their poop paints a messier picture.
After lying at the bottom of Lake Huron for more than a century, the wreck of the ‘Ironton’ has been discovered, confirming its tragic fate.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of James Cameron’s ‘Titanic,’ WHOI has released never-before-seen footage of the real-life shipwreck.
More than 40 years after the most famous ship in Great Lakes history vanished during a storm, the cause is still a mystery.
‘Äpplet’ had a more successful naval career than its short-lived sibling, the ‘Vasa.’ Studying its wreck could help explain why.
Following the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, two scholars battled each other to decipher the mysterious Egyptian writing system.
From Steve Martin's 'Saturday Night Live' song to 'The Mummy' movies, King Tut has had an eventful afterlife.
The new footage shows details of the 'Titanic' wreck that have never been captured on film before.
Over several decades beginning in 1607, Jamestown nearly collapsed multiple times as colonists succumbed to disease and famine.
From the Alfred Jewel to the Sutton Hoo treasure, these priceless artifacts made for some royally exciting finds.
From lost pieces of media to irreplaceable works of art to literal pirate booty, these are the amazing and tragic stories behind valuables that seem to be gone forever.
Ships sank all the time in 17th-century Britain. But this one carried the future James II—and the tragedy was partially his fault.
From seriously aged cheese to the world’s first analog computer, shipwrecks have produced some fascinating—and sometimes disgusting—artifacts.
One of the most important archaeological discoveries in British history, the Sutton Hoo ship burial contained a hoard of Anglo-Saxon artifacts that transformed our understanding of the "Dark Ages."
Priceless manuscripts, rare art, and jewelry all sank with the ship.