3 New Articles about Antarctica: Science, Exploration, and Hairdressing

At Mental Floss, I believe I’ve carved out a small niche for myself as the resident expert/enthusiast on the Arctic and Antarctic. (Perhaps I could add “polar editor” to my business card someday!) In the last couple of months, I’ve written a trio of stories focused on Antarctica. In September, I highlighted the recent restoration …

Southern Right Whale Recovery Could Take Decades, Study Finds

This week, whale watchers went bananas over sightings of about 250 northern right whales in the plankton-rich waters around Cape Cod. The pods represented half of the total population of these critically endangered cetaceans, one of the world’s rarest animals. Now, in the first assessment┬ásince the end of the 19th century whaling era, the British …