| Dec 5, 2007
It was just after midnight on the 12th day of a cruise to Antarctica when Eli Charne felt a giant lurch followed by a bang and the sound of gurgling.
He knew there was trouble when he reached out and felt icy water running down the sides of his cabin....
| Dec 14, 2009
Brian H. Mason, a Smithsonian scientist internationally known for his study of meteorites and moon rocks and who was the first to discover that a rock found in Antarctica came from the moon, has died. He was 92.
Mason died of renal failure Dec. 3 at...
| Jun 23, 2009
Edith "Jackie" Ronne, 89, who became the first U.S. woman to set foot on Antarctica when she accompanied her explorer husband there in 1947, died June 14 of cancer and Alzheimer's disease at a Bethesda, Md., nursing home. She was 89.
Ronne had never...
| Dec 19, 2009
It's hard to imagine a world in which polar bears don't exist in the wild. Alun Anderson, former editor-in-chief of New Scientist magazine, asserts that it most likely will occur in our lifetime.
In his book, "After the Ice: Life, Death, and...
| Sep 23, 2003
The largest ice shelf in the Arctic — an 80-foot-thick slab of ice nearly the size of Lake Tahoe — has broken up, providing more evidence that the Earth's polar regions are responding to ongoing and accelerating rates of climatic change,...
| Jan 25, 2005
Clinging to the frozen waterfall with ice ax and crampons, Charlie Sassara watched the rock fall. It was June of 2002, the first day of an ascent of Mt. Augusta's north face, a frozen lattice of rock and ice stretching 14,070 feet into the Canadian sky...
| Oct 19, 2013
The federal government is back in business, but local university researchers -- whose work depends on federal funding, federal data or federal partners -- are still assessing the damage wrought by the 16-day partial shutdown.
Grant applications were...
| Oct 22, 2013
Bee and Marvin form a devoted couple, and despite that unfortunate sex incident, they still can't get enough of each other.
Kept safely apart in adjoining pens until Bee recovers from injuries she sustained during some rough summer hanky panky, the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Summertime is busy for Orlando's theme parks, although most new attractions are open and operating before the surge of out-of-towners comes in. This year, new rides and shows continue to trickle in as the temperatures rise. Here's an overview of what...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:21 AM
If instead of sharing a sailing with thousands of others you prefer something different and more intimate, why not think outside the (cruise ship) box? Here are five ideas to ponder that can take you on journeys on America’s great rivers, on...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Melbourne model Kate Upton has caused a sensation with her latest Sports Illustrated cover, ”Polar Bare,” shot in Antarctica. But she hasn't noticed. “I've been so busy running around,” Upton, who is 20, said in a conference call...