Second ancient canoe – this one 3,000 years old – found in Wisconsin lake | Wisconsin

A 3,000-year-old canoe has been found in Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, less than a year after another historical canoe dating back more than a millennium was discovered in the same body of water. An archaeologist found the artifact in pieces before it was recovered from the lake last Thursday in collaboration with Wisconsin’s Native […]

Acid lake atop real-life ‘Mount Doom’ captured in striking new image from space station

An astronaut photograph of Mount Ruapehu taken on Sept. 23, 2021. The highly acidic hydrothermal lake, known as Crater Lake, can be seen  at the summit of the active stratovolcano. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory) (opens in new tab) An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has snapped a stunning image of a snow-circled […]

‘Extraordinarily rare’: intact 1,200-year-old canoe recovered from Wisconsin lake | Wisconsin

A 1,200-year-old, 15-foot (4.5-metre) dugout canoe has been taken from Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, after two divers stumbled upon it while riding underwater scooters. The vessel was recovered from roughly 27ft of water and brought to shore this week. “This is the first time this thing has been out of the water in 1,200 […]