Doomsday data vault to preserve world's valuable data opens in Norway
Inside a former coal mine, on a frozen island a few hundred miles from the North Pole, an effort is underway to preserve humanity’s most valuable data. A data preservation firm called Piql has opened what it is billing as "the safest place on the planet for a 'digital embassy'" to hold critical
Norway's Seed Vault Opens Its Doors to Save Syrian Crops
The world's only known "seed vault" tucked away in the Norwegian Arctic has been asked by scientists to open its doors for the first time to save Syrian crops. The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, previously located in Aleppo, Syria, has made a request to the "
Inside the 'Doomsday' Vault Past the Arctic Circle
The first tree seeds that will be stored safely in a "doomsday" vault have been deposited on a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, more than 807 miles beyond the Arctic Circle, in mountainous permafrost, is the "world's largest secure seed storage vault. The
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Flowering Plant Revived After 30,000 Years in Russian Permafrost
The plant in this picture dates from the Pleistocene Age, 30,000 years ago, before agriculture, before writing, before the last Ice Age. And while it’s not accurate to say the plant itself is that old, scientists in Russia say they regenerated it from frozen cells...
Polar Bear Kills British Teenager Horatio Chapple in the Arctic, Injures 4
A polar bear attacked and killed a British teenager who was on a camping trip in the Arctic early today, officials said. Horatio Chapple, 17, was on a trip organized by the British Schools Exploring Society when the bear fatally mauled him and injured four others. At least two people were severely
Royal Wedding Party Touching Moments: Prince Harry to William, 'She Is Here Now'
Standing beside Prince William at the altar, Prince Harry appeared to whisper to his brother, "She is here now" as Catherine Middleton prepared to make her long walk down the aisle. When she joined Prince William for the ceremony, he told her, "You look beautiful." It was one of several touching
Prince Harry Tells ABC's Bob Woodruff 'Nice Try' on Bachelor Party Secrets
Prince Harry has plenty of nice things to say about the upcoming wedding of his brother and Kate Middleton, but he won't say a word about that bachelor party. "I'm not going to talk about that," the prince told ABC News' Bob Woodruff during an exclusive interview in Svalbard, Norway, for " Good
Climate trouble may be bubbling up in far north
Only a squawk from a sandhill crane broke the Arctic silence — and a low gurgle of bubbles, a watery whisper of trouble repeated in countless spots around the polar world. "On a calm day, you can see 20 or more 'seeps' out across this lake," said Canadian researcher Rob Bowen, sidling his small