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Antarctic still holds fascination of treasures at Cape Evans Special

Christchurch - This past December scientists and historians were pleased to discover old photograph-negatives from the famous expedition of Ernest Shackelton's Ross Sea Party more than a century ago.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 1 comment

The Antarctic's upside-down anemones puzzle scientists

The colorful sea anemone is named for the terrestrial flower of the same name. An invertebrate, they are a close relative of coral and jellyfish. More than 1,000 species are found throughout the world's oceans, though mainly in tropical waters.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Relief as harsh Antarctic rescue mission ends safely

Sydney - Australian authorities expressed relief Friday after 52 passengers were safely rescued by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice, saying the dramatic mission had been difficult and complex.
In the Media by AFP

Scientists rescued by icebound ship in Antarctic

Sydney - If it had been in 3D, it might have seemed like a replay of the movie “Gravity.” The U.S., Russia and China were all involved in the rescue of scientists from the Antarctic.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Stricken Russian vessel spends New Year still stranded on ice

The Russian vessel, Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck in thick ice since Christmas Day and although the stricken ship has now been spotted, it remains stuck with 74 passengers, crew and scientists on board.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Metallica brings heavy metal concert to sub-zero Antarctica

Metallica, one of the most recognizable metal bands in the world, offered an unusual concert in Antarctica. About a hundred fans heard the group through headphones to avoid environmental impact disrupting the peaceful life of Antarctic fauna.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 7 comments

Sea ice extent at both poles has scientists shaking their heads

The earth's sea and ice cover is not a static thing, but changes continually. This year is a good example, with Antarctic sea ice extent setting a growth record, while the Arctic sea ice did better than 2012's record low sea ice extent.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 14 comments

Metallica books gig in Antarctica

The heavy metal legends of Metallica have announced what could arguably be their most badass concert to date — a live gig in Antarctica.
In the Media by John Simon Ritchie - 1 comment

Preview: Chile documentary shows the wildlife of a long country

A team of adventurous filmmakers has made a documentary that shows the opportunities to see wildlife along Chile, from the arid regions of the Atacama Desert to the Patagonia and Antarctica, and from the high Andes to the Pacific Ocean.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Global warming now extends to Antarctica

Each of the Earth’s continents has experienced a rise in temperature with the exception, it was previously thought, the Antarctic. However new data suggests that southern region is also subject to global warming.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
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These are some of the cellulose nitrate negatives found bundled together at Cape Evans in  Scott s H...
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US plans to upgrade Antarctic bases

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a summary of plans to upgrade facilities and improve research in the...
Apr 1, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

UK Antarctic base, Port Lockroy, celebrates 100 years

One hundred years ago, the so-called Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration was at its height. Men like Scott, Shackleton,...
Jan 7, 2012 in  Travel Addicts by Roderick Eime


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