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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.

2008-12-07 11:40:59

British television host Bear Grylls was airlifted out of Antarctica after breaking his shoulder while filming a television documentary, the Mail on Sunday said. The newspaper reported Grylls' insurance company had arranged for a private air ambulance to fly him to South Africa Saturday night for treatment

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2008-10-06 12:20:00

A glacier hasn’t been seen in England since the Ice Age. Ironically though, Antarctic scientists are gathering in a muddy field In Britain to study how to endure life on the world's coldest continent.

2007-11-06 12:59:34

A group of Washington University researchers will head to Antarctica later this month to learn more about the continent's geologic origins.

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.

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2007-05-01 09:15:00

A U.S. team plans to drive from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole later this year to demonstrate the viability of alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels, a spokesman said Monday.

2005-12-28 09:55:00

An Austrian explorer and his team have reached the South Pole unsupported in a record 33 days, he said on Wednesday.

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2004-11-29 08:38:55

New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest and the first to drive a vehicle to the South Pole, described a U.S. highway to the pole as "terrible."


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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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
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