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100-Year-Old Scotch Back From Antarctic Depths

But you won't be able to get your hands on it

(Newser) - This is probably a little more special than anything your Average Joe has in the liquor cabinet: Three bottles of Mackinlays scotch whisky, which have sat beneath the Arctic ice since 1907, made their way home to Scotland today. The bottles are part of a crate of circa-1897 whisky found... More »

22 Feared Dead as Fishing Boat Sinks Off Antarctica

20 Saved from South Korea vessel

(Newser) - A South Korean fishing vessel has sunk off the coast of Antarctica, with at least 22 men feared dead. Rescuers saved 20 and recovered 5 bodies, but held out no hope for the missing. Hypothermia sets in after some 10 minutes in the frigid waters, notes AP. It wasn't clear... More »

NZ Air Force Rescues Sick American in Antarctica

Evacuation flight to McMurdo station a success

(Newser) - New Zealand's air force has successfully accomplished a rare winter evacuation from America's McMurdo Antarctic research station. The flight, with three medical personnel aboard, took advantage of a brief break in blizzard conditions to land in temperatures of minus 32 degrees Fahrenheit and pick up a sick American worker, CNN... More »

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