The Alaska Railroad operates year-round, connecting Anchorage and Fairbanks. Watch landscapes drenched in ivory, sapphire blue skies, and wild moose glide past your large windows from the warmth of the Aurora Winter Train
. Spend a night in Fairbanks under the emerald glow of the aurora borealis, or get your adrenaline going in Anchorage with endless options for ice climbing, cross-country skiing, and dogsledding. Read more
Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon, was safely evacuated from the South Pole
, the U.S. National Science Foundation said December 1.
The agency, which runs the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station, transported the ailing 86-year-old Apollo 11 astronaut on a military flight to McMurdo Station on the coast and then on to New Zealand.
You’ve heard the saying dog is man’s best friend, but down in Australia, a wombat named George is proving otherwise.
George is an eight-month-old wombat who is absolutely smitten with his caretaker, Tim Faulkner. Faulkner is the general manager at the Australian Reptile Park, a zoo located in New South Wales, Australia, which took George in when he became an orphan.
About a half hour to an hour after local sunset, the waxing crescent moon will dominate the southwest sky. A bright white “evening star, which is actually the planet Venus, will shine about seven degrees below the moon, making for a stunning pairing easily visible with the unaided eye.
It’s weird. Your mind is technically yours but it doesn’t feel that way, does it?
It feels like some sort of entity outside of you. It talks to you — often in a, shall we say, not so nice manner.