January marked the anniversary of the death of Dr. Xavier Mertz. He was the first Swiss to set foot to Antarctica. The crew member of the 1911-1914 expedition met a bad end in the perpetual ice.
A team of researchers has discovered a huge impact crater in Antarctica with the help of satellites. This could be the largest meteorite crater on Earth.
Until recently, it was generally assumed that life was no longer possible below a water depth of 500 metres.
February 22, 1904 is a memorable day in Argentine polar exploration. That’s when Argentina took over the “Orcadas” station and has held it since that date.
Scientists sequenced DNA from the teeth of mammoths. These are said to be up to 1.6 million years old and probably belong to a new species of mammoth.
The “Vernadsky Research Base” celebrated the 25th anniversary. In 1996, Ukrainian polar explorers raised their flag over the former British “Faraday Station” for the first time.
Archaeologists found centuries-old glass beads in the Brooks Range that were made in Venice and probably came to Alaska overland.
Edinburgh Zoo was the first place to see penguins in Europe. Their waddly gait and appearance quickly made them the stars of the zoo.
Thawing permafrost released a glacial woolly rhinoceros in August 2020. The age of the find is estimated to be up to 50,000 years. Now it is to be studied by scientists.
The members of Dog Sled team-1 of the 1906-08 Danmark expedition died in November 1907 while trying to return to base camp at Danmarkshavn in northeast Greenland.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the skinny man with his red bobble hat, was the hero of my childhood. I think I shared my enthusiasm for Cousteau with an entire generation.
The Northeast Passage is the shortest sea route between Europe and Asia.
For centuries, however, it was not known with certainty whether it actually existed.
History loves winners. Only they are remembered, even the second one is forgotten. Does the name of the second astronaut on the moon catch your mind?
Plans to station the first nuclear submarine in Murmansk are discarded. The submarine will be the main attraction of the Museum of Naval Glory in Kronstadt.
Ivan Papanin was a Soviet polar explorer and led the expedition that first came near the North Pole in 1937 on a drifting ice station.
Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist and polar and geoscientist. His most important contribution is his theory of continental shift.
Over the next few years, ROSATOM plans to lift six of the most radioactive objects in the Kara and Barents Seas.
A secret project of the U.S. military from ‘Cold War’ times and the toxic waste hidden in it could soon be a topic of discussion.
Scientists are working to recover the well-preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth from a lake in northern Siberia.
Edith “Jackie” Ronne was the first woman to take part in an Antarctic expedition with her husband Finn Ronne, to work there and overwinter.
Carsten Borchgrevink was not the first person on the Antarctic continent. But the first one to overwinter there.
Frederick Cook was a medical doctor. Cook accompanied Robert Peary on an expedition to Greenland. Later, they fought over the North Pole and its discovery.
William Speirs Bruce was a young Scot who had travelled to Antarctica for the first time as an expedition leader in 1892-93. Bruce was also a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz Josef Land in 1896-97 and 1898 in Spitsbergen in the Arctic.
The mission of the weather station “Schatzgräber” had to be cancelled in 1944 because of a bizarre incident.