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Nov 27, 2017

"Murder at the South Pole" is the kind of headline that newspapers can't resist.

The people that choose to "winterover" at the South Pole in Antarctica are known as "polies", and they have a saying:

"What happens on the ice stays on the ice"

To them, to try to help outsiders understand what life is like there is an...

Nov 20, 2017

It was December of 1915, the setting: Japan.

Bear sightings among the rural villages were common at the time. The Ussuri Brown Bear, a cousin of the Grizzly, typically left humans alone, only occasionally breaking into village food stores.

But something was different about this particular bear.

Nov 13, 2017

The cosmos is pretty indifferent to our struggles. We are, after all,  just an advanced breed of talking monkey. Attempting to blast our way off our spinning floaty space-rock.

If we can just make the bang-stick go "boom" just the right way we can fly to the sky, yeah?

In reality, we are only just beginning to explore...

Nov 6, 2017

Katherine Mary Knight is the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. She was convicted of the murder of her partner, John Charles Thomas Price, in October 2001.

She stabbed him to death and then skinned him. She then put his skin on a meat hook, cooked his head and parts of his body,...