Captain Cook

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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker shakes hands with UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Those ships have already sailed. Since last Friday, freighters leaving UK ports for Australia and New Zealand are sailing into the unknown. Their voya(...)

A replica of Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The centuries-long hunt for the remains of the famed ship could be nearing an end. Photograph:  Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

The Endeavour set off from England in 1768 and traversed a world that sailors’ maps had yet to document. The ship bounded through the Pacific Ocean, s(...)

The portrait of Capt James Cook, which may have been painted in England before Cook departed on his last voyage in July 1776

It’s 30 years since one of greatest discoveries in the history of Irish auctions. In early 1987, a London art dealer sold a painting for more than £60(...)

A performance poet who has appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, Carmen Marcus’s affinity for language and sound come through in her debut

“Tell me my story,” says 10-year-old Ellie Fleck to her fisherman father Peter. The pair live in a ramshackle old house on the Yorkshire coast, battli(...)

One of the Brown Envelope Seeds polytunnels filled with the ripening seedheads of salad and vegetable crops. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Ask Meath-born Madeline McKeever, botanist and founder of the award-winning organic seed business Brown Envelope Seeds, what she loves most about l(...)

Antarctic octopus, Cirroctopus sp., has a leg span of nearly 1 meter. Photograph British Antarctic Survey

More than 9,000 species from tiny microbes to penguins to large whales have been recorded in a new atlas of Antarctic marine life, with an Irish scie(...)

Dimbleby, who has been presenting the BBC’s general election coverage since 1979, got the tattoo while making the maritime series Britain And The Sea

Veteran British broadcaster David Dimbleby has revealed that he has got his first tattoo — at the age of 75. The Question Time presenter told the Radi(...)