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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
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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