exploration

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On February 11, 1913, the world woke to the headline “Death of Captain Scott. Lost with four comrades. The Pole reached. Disaster on the return”. A keenly anticipated, privately funded scientific venture “off the map” had turned to tragedy, writes Chris Turney.

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Explorers from UNSW and Britain have discovered a colony of wild St Bernard dogs in a remote mountain range in southern Siberia – a remarkable find given St Bernards were previously thought to be native to Switzerland.