Science: Over the Ice Cap

The sun was shining low in the north and the weather (10° F.) was balmy for Antarctica when Britain's Dr. Vivian E. Fuchs and his band of tractor-borne scientists paraded into Scott Station on the Ross Sea. The New Zealanders manning the station greeted them with a brass band: a trombone, washboards and garbage-can lids. Sled dogs howled a mournful welcome, and Americans from the nearby headquarters of Operation Deep Freeze presented a cake iced with the flags of Britain and New Zealand. Said bearded "Bunny" Fuchs: "We did what we set out to do." What he and his men had...

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