| Dec 8, 2010
| 3:53 PM
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.
| Dec 9, 2010
| 12:21 PM
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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...
| Feb 29, 2012
Is there a counterpart to the northern lights in the Southern Hemisphere? We never hear about them.
—Ann Callaway, Gurnee
The southern lights, also known as the aurora australis, provide every bit as dazzling a display as...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 9:07 PM
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...
| May 27, 2012
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 11:26 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2012
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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
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,...