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Was the Spirit of Mawson Antarctic expedition serious science or a reckless tourist trip?

Those on the Spirit of Mawson Antarctic expedition were relieved and jubilant when they were rescued last week after being stranded on a ship caught in Antarctic pack ice. But some polar scientists were not as jubilant. They question the trip as more a lark than a serious expedition — which diverted several icebreakers from serious scientific work.

Geoquiz

Our daily geography quiz. What time is it at the South Pole in Antarctica?

Geo Answer

Today's answer takes us to Antarctica...where many countries with research stations set their own time. At the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, it's