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World Dec 27, 2018

American completes first unassisted solo trek across Antarctica

An American adventurer has become the first person to complete a solo trek across Antarctica without assistance of any kind. Colin O'Brady, 33, took 54 days to complete the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-km) crossing of the frozen continent from north to south. O'Brady's voyage was tracked by ...

Two technicians die at U.S. McMurdo research station in Antarctica

World Dec 14, 2018

Two technicians die at U.S. McMurdo research station in Antarctica

Two technicians performing maintenance at a U.S. research station in Antarctica died on Wednesday while working on a building that houses a generator for a nearby radio transmitter, the National Science Foundation (NSF) said. The pair, both employed as subcontractors at the NSF-managed McMurdo Station ...

Same-sex penguin couple become parents in Australia

World / Offbeat Oct 26, 2018

Same-sex penguin couple become parents in Australia

Two male penguins who paired up as a "same-sex couple" have incubated a baby chick and are "doting" on their tiny offspring, an Australian aquarium announced Friday. Gentoo penguins Sphen and Magic are happily "taking turns caring for their baby chick," born on October 19 ...