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Last surviving Union Jack from Battle of Trafalgar

The only surviving Union Jack that flew at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 is set to hit the auction block. Charles Miller, who is selling the historic item on Trafalgar Day, October 21, said: 'We believe it is the only existing flag that flew at Trafalgar. 'It is one of the

Ancient Humans Knew Sustainable Fishing

According to new research, early humans living off the coast of California may have been farming the ocean. They found that while people were harvesting millions of shellfish annually from the local kelp forest ecosystem, shell sizes remained relatively stable even as the local population grew and became more technologically advanced. The

Phoenician replica readies for Mediterranean crossing

A team of 20 rowers aim to cross the Mediterranean Sea, from Turkey to France, in a replica Phoenician-style "bireme" ship. "It’s the most precise replica of the boats from that era possible. It was built from what was found during digs," said the boats captain, archeologist Osman Erkurt. The Kybele, whose

Oldest Seahorses Found; Help Solve Mystery

The oldest seahorse fossils discovered to date have been uncovered in Slovenia, shedding light on how the naturally weak swimmers managed to disperse around the world. This 13-million-year-old baby seahorse, with a head measuring just 5 millimeters (0.2 inch) long, is among the oldest seahorse fossils ever discovered, scientists said in

Ancient tsunami ‘hit New York’

A huge tsunami may have crashed into the New York City region over 2000 years ago, dumping sediment and shells across Long Island and New Jersey and casting wood debris far up the Hudson River. Steven Goodbred, an Earth scientist at Vanderbilt University, said large gravel, marine fossils and other unusual

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