Robert Scott http://kunc.org en South Pole Science - 100 Years On http://kunc.org/post/south-pole-science-100-years <p>100 years ago yesterday, Norway&rsquo;s Roald Amundsen beat England&rsquo;s Robert Scott in man&rsquo;s race to reach The South Pole.&nbsp; A mission of science propelled many of these early expeditions, and such inquiry&nbsp;continues as the remarkable endeavor of&nbsp;polar scientists today.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:01:00 +0000 Peter Johnson 19145 at http://kunc.org South Pole Science - 100 Years On New Book Vindicates Polar Explorer Robert Scott http://kunc.org/post/new-book-vindicates-polar-explorer-robert-scott <p>First &ldquo;conquered&rdquo; by man 100 years ago, Antarctica savaged early European expeditions with its blinding week-long storms scouring an ice cap two miles thick and its record-cold of minus 129 degrees. A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson describes the science and agony of polar explorer Robert Scott in this alien land. KUNC&rsquo;s Peter Johnson has more. Wed, 25 May 2011 23:31:44 +0000 Peter Johnson 8600 at http://kunc.org New Book Vindicates Polar Explorer Robert Scott