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With Its Last Sunset Until August, the Season of Perpetual Daylight Begins in Barrow, Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.12.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

It's out of the darkness and into perpetual light for the community of Barrow. The northernmost community in the United States saw the sun rise at 2:37 a.m. Monday, and it won't set again until 2:09 a.m. Aug. 2.

Antarctica: To the White Continent by Ice-Blue Sea

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

The Art of Food and Rest Beneath the Northern Sun

Frank Browning | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Frank Browning

When darkness fades in the North, those of us in the Middle Zones frequently twist our heads upward towards the 60th parallel: the ski slopes are s...

Svalbard: 5 Fun Summer Adventures

Marcus and Kate Westberg | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Marcus and Kate Westberg

Svalbard lies at the end of the world. At 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is a pretty remote settlement, although getting there is surprisingly easy.

Exploration -- Around the World Or Around the Corner

XPRIZE | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel

2012-08-28-xprize.JPGExploring is something that can be done and enjoyed by everyone in this world.

What Could Be Coming To NBC This Fall

Garrett Greer | Posted 04.03.2012 | TV
Garrett Greer

NBC has some pretty strong pilots. Whichever shows wind up getting the series pickup, there is solace in knowing that their slate this year is significantly stronger than last year's candidates were.

A Twilight Seduction: What Men Can Learn From Edward

Devra Maza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

Men wanting to inspire the kind of rapacious passion Edward does might try reading the Twilight novels. Think of it as research: anything that sends the opposite sex into that much of a tizzy should be viewed as a textbook.

Stephenie Meyer Is 'Burned Out On Vampires,' Not Ready To Write Companion Novel 'Midnight Sun'

MTV News | Kara Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Meyer jumped right into talk about "Sun," admitting to her eager audience that she has not made any more progress on the novel because, shockingly, sh...