On this day…in 1912

After a two-month ordeal, the expedition of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrives at the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, had preceded them by just over a month. Disappointed, the exhausted explorers prepared for a long and difficult journey back to their base camp. Scott, a British naval officer, … [Read the full story]

Have Russians found Hitler buried in Antarctica?

Russian scientists have finally drilled down through four kilometres of Antarctic ice to a lake that has been sealed for the last 20 million years. Veteran Antarctic researcher Professor John Priscu says that he expects to see ‘unique organisms’ in the lake. But it was revealed this may not be the only surprise from sub-glacial … [Read the full story]

Sir David is back with Frozen Planet

Nothing fascinates me more than the sight of Sir David Attenborough, the Greatest Living Briton, explaining Darwin’s thesis from a rainforest, mountain top or frozen wasteland. Sir David is back on our screens in a new series on the Earth’s poles, which promises a show of dazzling brilliance no one else can hope to match. Frozen … [Read the full story]