Scott at the South Pole

January 17th 2012 marks the centenary of Captain Robert Scott’s arrival at the South Pole. Scott’s deserved scientific rehabilitation is well underway, but of course he and his men were beaten to the pole by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, and overcome by the weather on their return journey, perishing from cold and starvation. The Guardian published a fascinating Science Weekly podcast on the subject back in December, and a gallery of photographs today. The Natural History Museum in London has an exhibition Scott’s Last Expedition, starting this weekend.

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