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Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

World Jun 22, 2018

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness. In temperatures of minus 22 degrees Celsius (minus 7.6 degrees Fahrenheit), staff at Australia's Casey ...

Abe: Japan to accept anti-whaling ruling

National Apr 2, 2014

Abe: Japan to accept anti-whaling ruling

Japan will accept an international court ruling that its whaling program is not conducted for scientific purposes and that such activity should be stopped, a government official quoted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as saying Wednesday. "It is extremely regrettable and disappointing, but Japan will abide ...

Famous dog statues to leave Tokyo Tower

National May 16, 2013

Famous dog statues to leave Tokyo Tower

Work began Wednesday at Tokyo Tower to remove the statues of 15 Sakhalin huskies that accompanied the first Japanese expedition to the Antarctic in the late 1950s. The statues, which have stood near the broadcast tower for more than 50 years, include those of Taro ...