Unseen Photos Of The Titanic's Launch Will Give You Chills

There's a new exhibition at an Irish museum showcasing previously unpublished sepia-tinged photos of the ill-fated Titanic as it's being launched to sea. The goose-bump inducing images show the luxury liner as it's going down the Belfast shipyard's slipway, along with excited spectators cheering on. If only they… » 10/17/14 7:20am Friday 7:20am

New documents show that Titanic captain failed a key navigation test

It now appears that Titanic captain Edward John Smith had a rather shaky start to his ill-fated career — one that ended up with him going down with the ship in 1912. Prior to becoming an officer, Smith failed his first set of exams "because he did not have sufficient navigating skills." Eventually, however, he was… » 9/21/12 12:06pm 9/21/12 12:06pm

10 Surprising Things That Bacteria Like to Eat

You've probably heard of necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating bacteria. But bacteria do not actually eat human flesh. They're actually trying to gobble up something a lot weirder. Here are ten of the stranger things bacteria naturally (and unnaturally) eat. You'll never look at dirty underwear the same… » 5/24/12 10:00am 5/24/12 10:00am

What would Titanic look like in the hands of George Lucas?

James Cameron is said to have made just one major revision to Titanic in preparation for its re-release (besides converting it to 3D, that is); but who among us hasn't wondered what Titanic might have looked like had Cameron turned to George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, and Michael Bay for assistance with the remake? » 4/09/12 7:15am 4/09/12 7:15am

The novella that predicted the wreck of the Titanic

In early April, a luxury ocean liner set off across the Atlantic. The boat didn't carry enough lifeboats to hold its 3,000-odd passengers, but that didn't matter since the liner was deemed to be "unsinkable." One fateful night, the liner struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, causing the boat to sink and… » 4/08/12 9:00am 4/08/12 9:00am

Watch James Cameron's new CGI model of the Titanic sinking

As part of an upcoming documentary commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the Titanic disaster, National Geographic has released this updated animation of the sea-liner's collapse by noted detail stickler James Cameron. Using forensic data from the wreckage, Cameron and his team have amended the ship's 1912… » 4/05/12 6:20pm 4/05/12 6:20pm

This is the newsreel that ran after the Titanic sank in 1912

To commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, British Pathe has released the original newsreel that ran following the maritime disaster (the music is a new addition). Witness survivors arriving in New York City and long-distance radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi receiving accolades for… » 4/02/12 3:00pm 4/02/12 3:00pm

Wildest Alternate Timeline Yet: The Titanic Never Sank, so the Japanese…

This is apparently the year of bizarre novels about time travel and people creating alternate timelines. And the wildest example yet of this subgenre may well be David Kowalski's The Company of the Dead — in which a time traveler goes back and saves the Titanic from sinking, with unpredictable results. » 3/09/12 1:20pm 3/09/12 1:20pm

This Week's TV: Bathroom Sex, Weird Supervillains and Anakin's…

Everybody's flirting with the Dark Side on television this week. Sam Winchester's discovering how bad he really went, Anakin Skywalker's getting a horrific vision, and Peter Griffin is hanging out with Death. Meanwhile, we're going back "Over There" on Fringe. John Laroquette is back on Chuck, and one member of the… » 2/07/11 9:00am 2/07/11 9:00am