On November 9, a migrant rescue boat came across a red backpack floating in the Mediterranean alongside other remains from a shipwreck that took place weeks before. The rucksack, covered with sea snails and reeking of petrol, contained two wedding rings, inscribed with the names Ahmed and Doudou.
Hidden and protected for millennia, an ancient shipwreck in Greece opens to the public for the first time on August 3, fusing archeological wonders in the depths of the sea with the marvels of modern-day artificial intelligence.
Scientists have succeeded in reviving microbes retrieved from sediment deep under the seafloor in the heart of the South Pacific that had survived in a dormant state for 101.5 million years in research illustrating the resiliency of life on Earth.
Rising sea levels are on track to affect about three times more people by 2050 than originally thought. New research suggests that 300 million homes will be affected by coastal flooding in the next 30 years.
A US navy warship carrying a fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets has crossed South China Sea to join upcoming joint drills with Filipino naval forces, a move that could add up to ongoing tensions between Washington and Beijing over the US military presence in the region.