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Antarctica

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  • Metro Man Stuck on Damaged Antarctic Cruise Ship

    Metro Man Stuck on Damaged Antarctic Cruise Ship
    Chris Seigler had already visited every continent on the planet except Antarctica, and the Independence resident was on his way home from the icy land when the ship he was on ran into some of the most impressive waves you are ever likely to see. Now, his...
  • December 27: Your Money Matters - Make Your Travel Count

    December 27: Your Money Matters - Make Your Travel Count
    Grannies on Safari For tips and more from the Grannies: www.granniesonsafari.com The Linking Dreams Project was developed out of the desire of the South African Consulate of Chicago to engage people in a project that will inspire the dreams and...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Let the U.N. take over world's issues

    The largest threat to our nation's safety and security is a weak economy. Looking back throughout history, most of the strongest powers, like the Roman, Ottoman and British empires, were not conquered from the outside. Instead they overextended...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Paul "Wex" Wechsler Nov. 5, 1928-June 16, 2012

    Paul "Wex" Wechsler Nov. 5, 1928-June 16, 2012
    Paul “Wex” Wechsler November 5, 1928 - June 16, 2012 Former Glendale resident Paul “Wex” Wechsler died peacefully at his home in La Jolla on June 16. He was 83. In 1946, he began his long association with Capitol Records, working...
  • SeaWorld Orlando announces details for massive expansion including themed land Antarctica | Video

    SeaWorld Orlando announces details for massive expansion including themed land Antarctica | <b>Video</b>
    Part of the biggest expansion in SeaWorld Orlando's history is designed to make theme-park guests feel as if they're not in Florida anymore. Instead, they will head south via an immersive "land" known as Antarctica — Empire of the Penguin, set to...
  • 6.6 magnitude earthquake of Antarctica coast

    6.6 magnitude earthquake of Antarctica coast
    A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday off the coast of Antarctica, prompting a warning that there was a "small possibility" it could trigger a tsunami. The tremor was centered in waters south of South America's southern tip, about 334 miles...
  • Start the Presses: Reaching the summit of achievement

    Sometimes, just sometimes, you run across people who refuse to let anything stop them. Take, for instance, Paul Fejtek and his wife Denise. The two recently climbed Mt. Everest despite the fact that Paul has full use of only one hand. The 1988 Hoover...
  • Mesa Musings: Right professor brings biology to life for humanities student

    I detested biology as a high school youth, so I wasn't thrilled to face it again in professor Lloyd Mason Smith's Orange Coast College Biology 100 class in 1968. Smith, however, turned my opinion on its ear. He took what this humanities student...
  • Southern California Teen Sets Climbing Record

    Southern California Teen Sets Climbing Record
    ANTARCTICA (KTLA) -- While many teens were unwrapping gifts this Christmas, a 15-year-old from Big Bear Lake completed a world record breaking climb. According to his website, Jordan Romero reached the summit of Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica Saturday,...