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Bacteria ‘munching’ on Titanic: scientists

HALIFAX, Canada — In less than 30 years, there may be nothing left of the Titanic but a heap of “rusticles,” warns researcher Henrietta Mann, who has spent four years researching bacteria gnawing on its sunken hull. A scientific expedition in 1991 to the disintegrating wreck some 12,400 feet (3,780…

Deep science drove discovery of Titanic

Today, anyone with a wad of cash and a sense of adventure can dive to the Titanic’s deepsea grave, but behind these tourist jaunts lies a long and daunting tale of scientific endeavour. After the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, schemes proliferated for salvaging it — from packing the ship…

Northern Ireland pinning hopes on Titanic resurgence

A century after the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, Belfast is counting on a new visitor attraction about the iconic ship to put the city that built it back on the tourist map. The Northern Irish capital hopes the Titanic Belfast complex will entice holidaymakers to spend time — and, crucially, money —…

UNESCO to protect Titanic wreck from pillaging and destruction

The wreck of the Atlantic liner Titanic will this month come under UNESCO protection, as it has now lain at the bottom of the Atlantic for 100 years, the United Nations cultural body said Thursday. The British liner sank in international waters and so comes under no state’s protection but,…

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