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Mysterious Ancient Graves Found Near the Arctic

In the expansive woods of northern Finland, just below the Arctic Circle, there's a big field with many "strange" holes or ancient graves. Around sixty years ago, workers found this place called Tainiaro, and ever since people have wondered...

The First Ancient Greek to Reach Britain and the Arctic

Pytheas of Massalia, an ancient Greek geographer, was the first Mediterranean person to reach Great Britain and the Arctic Circle.

“Zombie” Virus that Spent 48,500 Years Frozen is Revived

The Arctic's permafrost, a frozen layer of soil, is melting due to rising temperatures, potentially awakening viruses dormant for millennia. Experts caution that the threat, although minimal, is being underestimated. Thawing could also release hazardous waste from the Cold War...

Melting Glaciers May Lead to Next Pandemic

The next pandemic may not be caused from bats or birds. A recent scientific study has implied that it may result from melting glaciers. An analysis of an arctic lake showed that frozen viruses and bacteria may soon thaw...

US Coast Guard Spots Chinese, Russian Naval Ships Off Alaska Island

A U.S. Coast Guard ship came across a guided missile cruiser from China while on routine patrol, officials reported on Monday. The patrol boat called Kimball and known as a cutter discovered that two other Chinese naval ships and...

Climate Change: Earth’s Poles Hit by Simultaneous Heatwaves

Both of Earth's poles are experiencing unprecedented heatwaves and climate scientists around the world warn that the alarming events are a sign of the devastating effects of climate change. Antarctica, which is usually cooling down at this time of year,...

Greek Ultra Marathon Runner Crosses Arctic Circle — Twice

Greek ultra marathon runner Marios Giannakou crossed the Arctic Circle -- twice -- while competing in the 500 km (310 mile) race called the "Lapland Arctic Ultra." Upon reaching the end, Giannakou waved his Greek flag with pride. "The race was...

North Pole Experiences Dramatic Increase in Lightning

The northernmost Arctic experienced a steep increase in lightning throughout the course of 2021. Scientists say that the extreme weather at the North Pole is a clear consequence of climate change. The environmental monitoring company Vaisala detected 7,278 lightning strikes...

Rain — Not Snow — Could Become the Norm in the Arctic

A scientific study published on Tuesday predicts that rainfall will be normal in the Arctic for the next four to five decades. Rain will be so normal that it will actually be more frequent than snowfall by 2060-2070. This environmental...

Greek Man Wants to Honor the Memory of Pontians in Arctic Adventure

Adventurer Christos Vasileiadis is a Greek man who not only loves taking on challenges in the snow. He is a man with deep respect for his ancestors' history. Vasileiadis' mission is to take part in the Fjällräven International Polar Expedition...