The bell of the HMS Erebus resurfaces

  Canada’s government released photos today of the bell from HMS Erebus, the doomed ship from the British Franklin Expedition that was discovered in September in Nunavut, Canada. View photos and read our brief here: “Heart and soul” of HMS Erebus revived  (free story.)*

The haunted painting of Sir John Franklin’s ship

By Laura MacCulloch, Royal Holloway At Royal Holloway College at the University of London, Edwin Landseer’s picture Man Proposes, God Disposes (1864) is covered by a Union Flag every year during exams. Not because of any fears of cheating during history exams but