Science 

Search for Shackleton’s lost Endurance ship called off

Image copyright F.HURLEY/SPRI Image caption The Endurance’s ill-fated voyage marked the end of the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration The attempt this week to find Sir Ernest Shackleton’s missing ship, the Endurance, has ended – without success. A UK-led expedition to the Weddell Sea sent a sub to the ocean floor to look for the sunken polar yacht, but this robot was itself lost in the process. The team has now withdrawn from the area because of deteriorating weather and ice conditions. Shackleton and his crew were forced to give…

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Science 

Endurance: Search for Shackleton’s lost ship begins

Image copyright RGS Image caption Endurance just before it sank: Crushed at the stern, it went down bow first Antarctic scientists seeking to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, the Endurance, have arrived at the search site. The team broke through thick pack ice on Sunday to reach the vessel’s last known position in the Weddell Sea. Robotic submersibles will now spend the next few days scouring the ocean floor for the maritime icon. Shackleton and his crew had to abandon Endurance in 1915 when it was…

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Top stories 

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completes English Channel challenge

Image copyright Twitter: @LewisPugh Image caption The Long Swim has been to raise awareness of the crisis facing the UK’s coastal waters Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed his challenge to swim the length of the English Channel in support of cleaning up the oceans. The 48-year-old finished the 560km (348 mile) gruelling swim from Land’s End in Cornwall to Dover in Kent in 49 days. He was greeted at Shakespeare Beach by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The environmental campaigner and UN Patron of the Oceans began the challenge on…

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Sports 

Endurance man Anderson downs Isner in ultra marathon to reach final

LONDON (Reuters) – When Kevin Anderson lost his footing and fell on his backside while hitting a backhand in the men’s semi-final at Wimbledon on Friday nobody would have blamed him if he did not bother getting up again. Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 13, 2018 South Africa’s Kevin Anderson celebrates winning his semi final match against John Isner of the U.S. REUTERS/Tony O’Brien After all this was at 24-all in the fifth set of a semi-final against John Isner…

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FIFA 

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Endurance fuelling Japan’s strong start

By Hidetoshi Suzuki with Japan Having picked up an opening victory over Colombia, Japan find themselves sitting pretty alongside Senegal at the top of Group H. The 2-1 win marked a bright start for the Samurai Blue in Russia, sporting a completely different style compared to the team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. In his first competitive game in charge, coach Akira Nishino was unsurprisingly buoyed by the way they have kicked off the tournament. “We finished the first match with the best possible result, which I think…

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