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Antarctica

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  • Michael Wigge is the ultimate budget traveler

    Michael Wigge is the ultimate budget traveler
    Michael Wigge left Berlin without a penny and traveled 25,000 miles to Antarctica, hitchhiking, bartering and working his way by ship, plane, car and foot, from Europe to Canada and the U.S. and then through Latin America. Wigge, a travel journalist...
  • Ask Tom why: Is there a counterpart to the northern lights in the Southern Hemisphere?

    Dear Tom, Is there a counterpart to the northern lights in the Southern Hemisphere? We never hear about them. —Ann Callaway, Gurnee Dear Ann, The southern lights, also known as the aurora australis, provide every bit as dazzling a display as...
  • Five minutes with stroke survivor Jill Bolte Taylor

    Five minutes with stroke survivor Jill Bolte Taylor
    Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor has always loved the brain’s complex beauty. But she developed an unexpectedly deep appreciation for her own in 1996 after a blood vessel ruptured and she suffered a massive stroke. The life-changing moment destroyed...
  • SeaWorld Orlando ups ante to battle wizards, princesses, aliens

    SeaWorld Orlando ups ante to battle wizards, princesses, aliens
    SeaWorld Orlando has announced a multi-year plan to add a 3-D movie, a swim-with-sea-life attraction and a new themed land in an effort to counter increasing competition in Florida's crowded theme park marketplace. The largest and most expensive...
  • California accepts $2.33-billion bid for 24 state office buildings

     
    California officials accepted a winning bid Monday of $2.33 billion for 24 state office buildings from a consortium of three U.S. investment companies. The state will lease the buildings, including two in downtown Los Angeles, back from the new owners.......
  • WikiLeaks releases documents about anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd

     
    Japanese and American officials discussed taking action to weaken a prominent anti-whaling group, with Tokyo insisting that Sea Shepherd's confrontations on the high seas actually hurt efforts to reduce whaling, U.S. diplomatic cables show. The U.S....
  • Through the prism: Q&A with Designer Drugs' Michael Vincent Patrick

     
    After years of producing some of the hottest electro remixes around, New York-based production duo Designer Drugs finally released their debut full length album, "Hardcore/Softcore," on Ultra Music earlier this week. And what better way to celebrate...
  • Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights with ‘The Thing’

     
    Universal Studios has revealed a theme for one of its haunted houses for its annual Halloween Horror Nights event. It will be tied to “The Thing,” a film distributed by Universal Pictures set to open Oct. 14. It's a prequel to the 1982 John...
  • What happened to Happy Feet?

     
    On Labor Day, the Herald Sun of Melbourne and Victoria in Australia released a story and video of Happy Feet, an emperor penguin that was released back into the wild two months after coming ashore in New Zealand. To monitor his progress, he was fitted...
  • Asteroid YU55 to swing close by Earth on Tuesday. Can we see it?

     
    Asteroid: Asteroid YU55 will come within about 200,000 miles of Earth on Tuesday. But will we be able to see it?...
  • Massive new iceberg forming -- right now -- in Antarctica

     
    Iceberg: NASA scientists working on Operation IceBridge have discovered a massive crack in the ice shelf in Antarctica....
  • SeaWorld Orlando: More details about expansion attractions

     
    brightcove.createExperiences(); Here are additional details in the wake of  the SeaWorld Orlando expansion news this week.  Above is a video of myself and business reporter Jason Garcia chatting about what it all means — and resisting the urge to...