Latest Svalbard Stories

2008-01-23 09:35:00

Seeds Contributed by Global Network of Agricultural Research Centers Considered “Crown Jewels” of Crop Diversity

2007-12-17 15:35:00

Organic compounds contain carbon and hydrogen and form the building blocks of all life on Earth. By analyzing organic material and minerals in the Martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001.

2007-12-04 12:27:11

Remains of a bus-sized prehistoric "monster" reptile found on a remote Arctic island may be a new species never before recorded by science, researchers said Tuesday.

2007-11-16 18:49:49

Refrigeration units on Friday begin cooling a new doomsday vault dug into an already frigid Arctic mountainside to protect the world's seeds in case of a global catastrophe.

2006-08-31 12:45:00

Imagine a shift in the Earth so profound that it could force our entire planet to spin on its side after a few million years, tilting it so far that Alaska would sit at the equator.

2006-08-14 09:45:00

High in the Arctic, just below Earth's north polar ice cap, a collaboration of nearly two dozen biologists, geologists, and engineers have embarked on an expedition to Mars.

2006-07-06 08:05:00

By James Kilner LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (Reuters) - Thais may not have a distinguished polar history but they are among the biggest ethnic groups in Norway's snowy Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

2006-07-01 20:05:28

By James Kilner BARENTSBURG, Norway (Reuters) - A Russian flag flutters over the concrete buildings hugging the side of a fjord on a remote Norwegian island deep inside the Arctic Circle. A stone bust of Lenin dominates the town square and vodka bottles line the bar's shelves.

2006-06-19 18:35:00

Researchers working in the high Arctic have found similar mineral features, produced not by microbes, but by a volcano.

2006-06-19 06:00:00

Work began in the Arctic on Monday on building a global bank of crop seeds that scientists hope will prevent the extinction of unique species such as those lost in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").