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Russian, Chinese Ships Escape Death Throes Of Southern Ocean Ice
2014-01-07 09:45:02

Two ships that had been stranded in a sea of ice in the Southern Ocean, one since Christmas Eve, have broken free. A change in wind direction caused a shift in the ice drift, opening up an escape route for the ships.

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2010-10-21 07:22:15

Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have found the final link between electrons trapped in space and the glow of light from the upper atmosphere known as the diffuse aurora.

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2008-02-19 10:10:00

Scientists have discovered giant sea creatures in Antarctic waters while conducting a census of sea life to determine the impact of environmental change.


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  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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