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Robert Scott’s SS Terra Nova found off Greenland coast

The wreck of the ship that took Captain Robert Scott on his ill-fated trip to the Antarctic in 1910 has been found underwater off the southern coast of Greenland. A crew from the Schmidt Ocean Institute discovered the Terra Nova whilst testing echo-sounding equipment aboard its flagship vessel - the R/V

Vikings disappeared from Greenland due to cold snap

A cold snap in the 12th century may explain why Vikings abandoned their colonies on the island. "You have an interval when the summers are long and balmy and you build up the size of your farm, and then suddenly year after year, you go into this cooling trend, and the

Indiana Jones? Archaeologist kills rampaging polar bear

In what could be a scene right out of an Indiana Jones movie, two archaeologists investigating Nazi meteorological stations in Greenland were attacked by a polar bear. Bjarne Groennov killed the animal after it threw fellow expert Jens Fog Jensen to the ground in the incident on Saturday, said the

Analysis of ancient DNA reveals human’s face

An analysis of the DNA of ancient human hair has been used to give clues as to what the owner/grower of the hair looked like. A study, published in the journal Nature, says the individual's genome is the oldest to have been sequenced from a modern human. The researchers say the man,

2,500-year-old bird’s nest found

A 2,500-year-old bird's nest has been discovered on a cliff in Greenland. The nesting site is still continually used by gyrfalcons, the world's largest species of falcon, and is the oldest raptor nest ever recorded. Three other nests, each over 1,000 years old, have also been found, one of which contains feathers

Bacterium found under glacier reawakened after 120,000-year sleep

A tiny microbe found two miles under Greenland ice has been reawakened from a 120,000-year sleep. Researchers coaxed the dormant frozen microbes, back to life by carefully warming the ice samples containing them over a period of 11-and-a-half months. As the bugs, named Herminiimonas glaciei, awakened and began to replicate, colonies of