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Helicopter Used in Antarctica Rescue Trapped

Helicopter Used in Antarctica Rescue Trapped

On Thursday, a Chinese helicopter was used to break up ice and rescue a ship and its passengers trapped in ice in Antarctica. On Friday, the news came that it now may be trapped in the same way and in need of rescue. The helicopter, known as the Snow Dragon, was part of a major […]

Antarctica: Akademik Shokalskiy Rescue Underway

Antarctica: Akademik Shokalskiy Rescue Underway

January 1— “We were wondering whether we were in for it to wait at least another week,” says Andrew Luck-Baker, a member of the BBC Science Unit and passenger on board the research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy. The ship has been trapped in Antarctica for over a week, but he says it appears that they will be rescued today. […]

Antarctica Explorers Discover 100-year-old Negatives in Box in Ice Block

Antarctica Explorers Discover 100-year-old Negatives in Box in Ice Block

Antarctica explorers have discovered photo negatives that are nearly 100 years of age, located inside a box. There were 22 unexposed and unprocessed negatives which had been taken by the group’s photographer. They were found in an old check-up hut preserved in a block of ice. Back in 1915, an ill-fated voyage which was called […]

Icebreaker Turns Back From Stranded Ship

Icebreaker Turns Back From Stranded Ship

Chinese icebreaker Xue Long has had to turn back from it’s attempt to rescue a stranded Russian scientific ship. The Russian ship, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, has been stuck in ice since Tuesday. It had been making its way around Commonwealth Bay when it became trapped in ice flows that had been pushed in by […]

Antarctica’s Lake Ellsworth: UK Team Will Drill for Million-Year-Old Microbial Life

Antarctica’s Lake Ellsworth: UK Team Will Drill for Million-Year-Old Microbial Life

Prof. Martin Siegert of the University of Bristol, England, will lead a team of British scientists, engineers, and support staff in the search for million-year-old bacteria deeply embedded in the subglacial ice of Lake Ellsworth, Antarctica. The technology involved to accommodate the extreme temperatures in Antarctica is absolutely amazing. Numerous instruments and power tool assemblies […]

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  • Pharmaceutical Drug Samples May Have a Health Cost April 18, 2014
      According to an editorial in the journal JAMA Dermatology, ″Drug Samples in Dermatology,″ pharmaceutical drug companies have been using a clever way to sell more product. They give it away. These free drug samples may have a health cost hidden among the perceived benefits, however. Patients and doctors alike have been tempted to think […]
    Hobie Anthony
  • Matt Flynn Signs With Green Bay Packers April 18, 2014
    After a rollercoaster ride for Matt Flynn, he ends up back where he began, with the Green Bay Packers. Flynn and the Packers came to an agreement on Monday to finalize his fate, at least for the next season. The Green Bay Packers signed Matt Flynn on as their back-up quarterback for the season and […]
    Jabar Morarend
  • Heartburn Linked to Esophageal Cancer April 18, 2014
    April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, and public concern for the disease should be at an all time high. One possible culprit responsible for the increase according to recent medical studies indicates that heartburn is linked to esophageal cancer. In 2006 over 16,000 people were diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the United States according to The Soci […]
    Cholia Johnson
  • Private Lives of Nashville Wives Episode 8: Confrontation & Resolution April 18, 2014
    After last week’s episode left a huge divide between Jenny and the rest of the wives, sans Sarah, episode 8 of Private Lives of Nashville Wives consisted of a confrontation and resolution between the ladies and the start of a new beginning. Having said that, it is doubtful whether or not the type A Jennifer […]
    Michael Smith
  • South Korea Ferry Sinking: Nearly 290 Missing April 18, 2014
    Nearly 290 people are still missing many hours after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southwest coast on Wednesday. At least 14 people are confirmed dead and 55 injured. Officials said there were 475 people on board the ferry, most of them high school pupils, which was heading for the Jeju island when it sent […]
    Rahad Abir

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