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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.

2011-11-29 13:23:17

One hundred years ago, two teams of explorers raced to be the first to reach the South Pole.

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2010-01-03 07:43:52

An expedition to Antarctica has uncovered what they believe to be the remains of the first airplane brought to the continent.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.