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Looking beyond the Arctic horizon

This summer, 72 students from around the world were selected to take part in an Arctic expedition with a team of renowned scientists, historians, artists, explorers, educators, leaders, innovators and polar experts.

Saturday, 27 August, 2011, 12:00am


Tip of the iceberg

Icebergs can be very big. But what we see above water is only about 10 per cent of their total size. This is the origin of the expression 'the tip of the iceberg' that describes a problem that is much bigger than it seems.

8 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

MacLehose Trail gets fund-raisers set for New Year ascent of Kilimanjaro

Some of us will be eating law bak goh (turnip cake) and counting lai see during the Lunar New Year. Photographer Sean Lee Davies (left) will be a little more constructive, leading a small group of familiar faces up Africa's highest peak, Kilimanjaro.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Glaciers shrinking fast, warns scientist

Ice melting at double the speed, survey finds

Chinese glaciers are melting at almost twice the rate previously estimated, the latest national glacial survey has found.

26 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Thaw points

It takes hours behind the wheel from Iceland's Reykjavik airport, crossing a craggy moon landscape of lava fields and mountains in black rainstorm conditions to reach artist Roni Horn. There, about 1.5 degrees latitude south of the Arctic Circle, she's reclining on the grass in warm sun.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Overstated, overbearing and over the top

THERE is a vast and vacuous section of American society to whom unintelligible hype is a way of communication. It began with calling anything that looked different from a Big Mac amazing. When they had successfully devalued that particular linguistic currency they moved on to exhaust with overuse the adjective incredible.

21 Nov 1993 - 12:00am