First “conquered” 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’s Peter Johnson has more.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Colorado will be one of nine states eligible to compete for $200 million in school grant money this year. This will be the state’s third try competing for so-called Race to the Top funds.