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I'm With Stupid: Help Give this Bloated Red Tub a Name

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.25.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I had a conversation recently with an old buddy of mine, a professional stand-up comedian, and we both agreed that this whole Donald Trump thing is re...

Start Stop (the Scott Expedition - Day 15) - 100 Miles in Despite Antarctic Storm

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke to the same conditions and it was my turn to poke my head out to see if we could travel. There was no horizon or contrast, just thick whiteout, and only in the slight shadow of the tent could I see the blizzard flying past us.

Explorer's Epic Sea Voyage To Be Retraced

Reuters | Stuart McDill | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science

By Stuart McDill SYDNEY (Reuters) - A group of intrepid explorers are readying themselves for the first-ever recreation of the epic voy...

Admiral Byrd's Antarctic Snow Cruiser

John Geoghegan | Posted 01.26.2013 | Weird News
John Geoghegan

The trip attracted huge crowds and newspaper headlines along the way especially when a series of mishaps (including a slip off a too-narrow bridge) spurred speculation that Byrd's Snow Cruiser was a white elephant in disguise.

Long Lost Shipwreck Found Off Greenland Coast

Posted 08.18.2012 | World

An old whaling ship that carried Captain Robert Scott to the Antarctic and on a doomed expedition to the South Pole a century ago has been found off t...

What I Found (And Found Out) At The National Archives

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

Preserving freedom is serious business. The Declaration of Independence is rather hard to read in places because it was stored in direct sunlight for many years -- a definite no-no for historical artifacts.

Space History in DC: White Roses for Explorers, Part 1

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.07.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I wanted to find the graves of some of the astronauts who are buried at Arlington and pay my respects.