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2011-04-28 00:00:27

Wendy Booker, a 57 year old climber, runner, and explorer with multiple sclerosis, has beaten the odds yet again… this time conquering the North Pole via dog sled. Beverly, MA (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Overcoming sub-zero temperatures, high winds and unfavorable conditions on the arctic ice, on April 23rd Wendy Booker became the first person with MS to stand at the North Pole.

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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2010-12-01 09:42:17

Katherine Shirey, a high school physics teacher from Arlington, Virginia, has traveled to the ends of the earth to work on IceCube, the world’s largest neutrino telescope made entirely out of ice.

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2010-10-31 08:20:00

An Indian mission leader said Saturday that the country will have its first scientific expedition to the South Pole on Monday to analyze environmental changes in the frozen continent over the past 1,000 years.

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2010-08-26 06:47:16

Personal effects and science equipment belonging to a physicist who accompanied Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated expedition to Antarctica will be put up for sale in London next month.

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2010-03-09 15:16:55

Iconic dome at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station successfully deconstructed; sections may be reassembled at new Navy museum.

2010-02-15 13:11:00

STATE-OF-THE-ART COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TO BE PART OF THE ADVENTURE OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Their lives exist around doing what seems impossible to others.

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2009-12-21 09:25:04

The 40,000 'eco-tourists' who visit the South Pole every year cause enormous greenhouse gas emissions.

2009-01-26 09:00:00

BORNEM, Belgium, January 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Project PROTECT 7-7 is nearing completion.

2009-01-22 15:14:30

A race to the South Pole has been something of a replay of the first historic one, with a Norwegian team defeating a British team. Rune Malterud and Stian Aker of Team Missing Link, both members of the Norwegian military, finished the race Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reported.


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Antarctica
2013-02-18 10:15:24

Antarctica is the Earths southernmost continent; it contains the geographic South Pole. It’s situated in the Antarctic area of the Southern Hemisphere, almost completely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is bordered by the Southern Ocean. It’s the fifth-largest continent at 5.4 million sq miles. On average, it is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent as well as having the highest average elevation of all the continents. Considered a desert, the annual precipitation is only 8...

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2009-05-14 17:45:56

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is a U.S. research facility based at the South Pole, in Antarctica. It is the southernmost continually inhabited place on the planet. Its name honors Roald Amundsen who reached the South Pole in December 1911, and Robert F. Scott who reached the South Pole in January 1912. The station was constructed in 1956 to support the International Geophysical Year in 1957. It has been continuously occupied since then. It currently lies within 330 feet of the...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.