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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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Scott and his expedition team arrived at the South Pole in January 1912, only to realize he had been beaten by 33 days by a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen. Fraught by defeat, Scott´s entire party died on the return...

Lost Century-Old Report On Penguin Sexuality Published
2012-06-11 04:04:03

A previously unreleased study detailing the lewd and lascivious sexual behaviors of penguins, compiled during Captain Robert Scott's South Pole in the early 1900s, has finally been published after being suppressed for nearly a century because of explicit content. The paper, "The Sexual Habits of the Adélie Penguins," was written in 1915 by Dr. George Levick, a surgeon and medical officer during Scott's legendary 1910-1913 Antarctic expedition. His observations on the sex lives...

2011-11-09 16:00:00

SpyDialer.com has launched a new free website that lets users eavesdrop on the outgoing voicemail message of cell phones to learn who the user of the phone is. The free cell phone search has ignited concern about its use. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 A controversial new website created by a Los Angeles private investigator has Internet users debating its use. The website, Spy Dialer, is a free cell phone search that lets users legally eavesdrop on the outbound voicemail message...

2008-08-24 00:00:28

Russia's biggest steelmaker plans to buy fast-growing PBS Coals, which counts the Quecreek Mine among its operations in Somerset County. OAO Severstal of Cherepovets, Russia, said Friday it will acquire PBS for $1.3 billion to supply its U.S. operations with coking coal. Severstal, led by billionaire Alexei Mordashov, follows steelmakers including ArcelorMittal and Posco in acquiring coal mines after a year in which steel and coal have doubled to record prices. Steelmakers have boosted...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By Terrence Stutz, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 6--AUSTIN -- A leading state teacher group filed suit Tuesday against the Texas Education Agency, seeking to block the distribution of state funds to three nonprofit corporations selected to run student dropout programs. In the lawsuit, the Texas State Teachers Association accused the TEA and state Education Commissioner Robert Scott of using the dropout recovery grants to set up a limited private school voucher program. "They couldn't...

2008-08-02 03:00:26

By Ericka Mellon, Houston Chronicle Aug. 1--Higher test scores helped more Texas schools and districts earn top academic ratings this year, but hundreds were spared lower marks thanks to special breaks granted by the Texas Education Agency, according to data released Friday. Houston-area districts followed the statewide trend, with Alvin, Cypress-Fairbanks, Deer Park, Galena Park and Katy all moving up on the ratings scale to "recognized" status. Cy-Fair is now the largest district in...

2008-08-01 03:00:29

By Eva-Marie Ayala and Diane Smith, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 1--Polytechnic High School students are making gains on the state's standardized test, but those scores may not be enough to keep the southeast Fort Worth school off the list of those targeted for closure because of poor academic ratings, officials said. The annual accountability ratings for Texas schools and school districts are scheduled to be released at 1 p.m. today. If Poly is rated academically unacceptable...

2008-07-28 09:01:26

By Terrence Stutz, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 28--AUSTIN -- Fixing the worst schools in Texas is about to get harder. A 2006 law meant to spur improvements at low-rated schools gave the state two options for campuses that rack up five consecutive years of "unacceptable" ratings -- closure or the use of outside managers to run them. In practice, though, there's just one choice. The state did not attract a single bid -- from either a private company or a nonprofit entity -- after...

2008-07-24 03:00:52

By Ericka Mellon, Houston Chronicle Jul. 24--For the second year in a row, Texas schools with high dropout rates will escape landing on the state's dreaded unacceptable list thanks to a free pass from state Education Commissioner Robert Scott. Prompted by nervous school leaders, Scott said he is giving districts another year to adjust to the state's tougher dropout standard before labeling them "academically unacceptable" for falling short. Scott's waiver...


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