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Latest Exploration of Antarctica Stories

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2014-10-26 05:35:18

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.

Mount Everest Mountaineer George Lowe Passes Away
2013-03-24 05:49:11

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.

Different Genetic Mechanisms Used By Antarctic and Arctic Insects To Cope With Lack of Water
2013-03-13 08:00:08

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

Whiskey Being Returned To Shackleton’s Antarctica Base
2013-01-20 07:40:15

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.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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