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A photographer’s notebook that had been left behind by a member of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica more than a century ago has been recovered from the British explorer’s base in Cape Evans.
George Lowe, the last surviving member of Sir Edmund Hillary’s team that scaled Mount Everest in 1953, died on Wednesday at a nursing home in central England after a long-term battle with illness.
Although they live in similarly extreme ecosystems at opposite ends of the world, Antarctic insects appear to employ entirely different methods at the genetic level to cope with extremely dry conditions than their counterparts that live north of the Arctic Circle
Three bottles of 100-year-old whisky that had been discovered under the floorboards of Ernest Shackleton’s abandoned expedition base in Antarctica were handed over to officials at Scott Base in New Zealand on Saturday, as they continue their journey back to the remote cabin where they were originally found.
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- (in plural) Money; cash.