Jan 7, 2014 — The polar vortex putting much of the U.S. in a deep freeze may have you reaching for the comfort cookies. But in Antarctica — where the coldest temperatures on Earth have been recorded — 5,000 calories a day isn't a bad idea. One thing the continent's history teaches us: When life is stripped down to man versus the most brutal elements, bring plenty of snacks.
Dec 30, 2013 — Conservators have recovered and processed a clump of 22 negatives taken during Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition to the South Pole.
Sep 28, 2012 — The list of items that early Antarctic explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott packed in their medical kits reads like a "witch's grimoire." Along with strange items like fish swim bladders and 'gold-beater's skin" were psycho-active drugs believed to be medically useful.
Oct 17, 2011 — Renee-Nicole Douceur of New Hampshire believes she suffered a stroke in August. It's taken weeks to safely get her from a research station to New Zealand.