Exploration

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Could a Ming dynasty Buddha found near an Australian beach rewrite history?
The origins of the 15cm statue, verified as authentic on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, remain a mystery. Could it have been left there by 15th-century Chinese explorers?

Natasha May

09, Mar, 2023 @3:59 AM

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Lost letters reveal how ‘desperate’ Shackleton charmed Falklanders to save stranded crew
Explorer hid his torment as he regaled officials in Port Stanley with jokes and stories

Dalya Alberge

05, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Terror in the Antarctic: graphic novels revisit the horror of the ‘worst journey in the world’
A century on from the publication of Cherry Apsley-Garrard’s classic book about Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition, a new graphic novel version revisits his terrible tale

Robin McKie Science Editor

04, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Why Isabella Bird, the Victorian explorer forgotten by history, became my heroine | Ruby Wax
Cutting open bears, wrangling cows: retracing her voyage across the Rocky Mountains made me realise how extraordinary this woman was, says the comedian and writer Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

23, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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In brief: The Book of the Most Precious Substance; Antarctica: A History in 100 Objects; These Precious Days – review
An absorbing occult thriller from Sara Gran; fascinating snapshots of South Pole exploration; and searching essays from Ann Patchett

Hannah Beckerman

06, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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‘Polar Preet’ aims to become first woman to trek solo across Antarctica
Preet Chandi, first woman of colour to complete a solo unaided trip to the South Pole, announces plans for her next trip

Cash Boyle

16, Jul, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Explorer review – Ranulph Fiennes on frostbite, family and James Bond
Documentary about the great explorer is a white-knuckle ride that brings him to the brink of introspection

Cath Clarke

13, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice
New Zealand scientists ‘jumping up and down’ at find during investigation of climate-induced melt of ice shelf

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Jun, 2022 @3:30 AM

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Endurance shipwreck threatened by global heating, says marine archaeologist
Exclusive: Marine archaeologist warns of ocean acidification and melting ice, as well as robotic technology that could enable thefts

Dalya Alberge

15, May, 2022 @3:50 PM

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At the ends of the Earth – why are we so obsessed with the tragedy of polar exploration? | Imogen West-Knights
Ernest Shackleton’s ship was finally found this month after 100 years suspended under the sea. His story speaks to our chaotic lives today, says Imogen West-Knights

Imogen West-Knights

26, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Lost and found: the extraordinary story of Shackleton’s Endurance epic
Vessel located more than a century after it sank on voyage of exploration in the Antarctic

Harriet Sherwood

09, Mar, 2022 @6:06 PM

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Cold war on ice? Politics and science collide once more in Australia’s approach to Antarctica | Kieran Pender
Strategic and scientific motivations are not always neatly separable, but it’s clear Australia’s renewed interest in Antarctica is spurred in part by China

Kieran Pender

23, Feb, 2022 @4:02 AM

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