Archive for February, 2012

Background on Lake Vostok

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The material below is from Chapter 24 of the Complete Idiot's Guide to the Arctic and Antarctic ©by Jack Williams, 2003. It offers some background on the Feb. 7, 2012 announcement that the Russians had succeeded in drilling into Lake Vostok. The text has not been updated since it was originally written in 2003. Jack's commentary on Lake Vostok news... »

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Commentary: Don’t let facts get in the way

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Journalists like to joke that one shouldn't let the facts get in the way of a good story. Some journalists seem to take this joke  as a guide to spinning a good yarn. A yarn that in the old days would get the story on a newspaper's Page 1 and today will bring lots of hits and links to a Web... »

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