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Latest Heroic Era of Antarctic exploration Stories

Terra Nova Ship That Carried Ill-Fated 1912 Antarctic Expedition Led By Captain Robert Scott Found Sunk Off Greenland
2012-08-16 15:15:12

More than a hundred years after Captain Robert F. Scott’s doomed expedition to the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole, his ship, the SS Terra Nova, has been discovered sunk off the coast of Greenland.

2012-06-29 11:50:50

On the centenary of Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, a study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on Sunday 1st July has shown that Scott's men starved to death because they were consuming far too few calories to fuel their daily exertion.

2011-01-18 00:00:39

January 17th marks the 99th anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott's bittersweet conquest of the South Pole.

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2010-08-13 09:45:00

A crate of Scotch that once belonged to famous explorer Ernest Shackleton was opened Friday, several months after having been rescued from a 100-plus old prison of Antarctic ice.

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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.

2009-11-12 04:26:00

VLISSINGEN, The Netherlands, November 12 /PRNewswire/ -- This is the start of a new Era in polar expedition cruising: the Dutch flagged expedition vessel "Plancius", operated by Oceanwide Expeditions from Vlissingen, the Netherlands, is almost ready to set sail to Antarctica, offering the maiden voyage on 08 January 2010.

2008-12-04 08:53:00

Award-winning ultra-runner and colleagues will run and ski over 700 miles to the South Pole in unsupported expedition HERCULES INLET, Antarctica, Dec.

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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.

2007-07-02 09:17:50

By Story By William Mullen, Chicago Tribune Jul. 2--CAPE EVANS, Antarctica -- The dark, silent interiors of the three wooden huts are still pungent from the smoke of seal-blubber fires that once warmed men now long dead.

2007-06-09 11:04:56

The Antarctic base occupied by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole on foot early last century has been included on a list of the world's 100 most endangered sites.


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