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Alexander Skarsgard Tries To Feed Prince Harry: VIDEO


The Prince Harry dating show may be fake, but this clip of HRH and Alexander Skarsgard in close quarters in the arctic is thankfully genuine. You’ll recall both went to the arctic pole as part of an event to support the charity Walking With the Wounded.

Watch as the Team USA camp gets a royal visitor that Skarsgard feels compelled to feed (he’s being a good host, really), AFTER THE JUMP…

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Breaking the Ice in Antarctica, a Stunning Time-Lapse: VIDEO


What's it like to spend two months on an icebreaker in Antarctica? Find out in a stunning, poetic five-minute time-lapse.


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Reminder: Don't Steer Too Close to the Melting Iceberg - VIDEO


Shot by some seafarers in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica.

"The thing just exploded very close to our zodiac! Or should I say imploded. And it spitted out big chunks of thousands year old ice to our heads."


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News: Antarctica, Gisele Bundchen, Patriots, Miley Cyrus, Dyncorp

RoadHomophobia endemic in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan...

DrillingRoadScientists drilling in Antarctica reach subglacial lake isolated from the rest of the world for 20 million years.

RoadGisele Bundchen throws shade at Tom Brady's receivers: "My husband cannot f**king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

RoadUK government warns of increase in mouth cancer from two glasses of wine: "The adverts will say that those who regularly drink six units in a day double their chance of high blood pressure and triple the risk of developing mouth cancer."

RoadMilitary contractor Dyncorp adopts LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policy.

RoadFrancis Bean Cobain's sad testimony about Courtney Love: "(Love) has taken drugs for as long as I can remember. She basically exists now on…Xanax, Adderall, Sonata and Abilify, sugar and cigarettes. She rarely eats… She often falls asleep in her bed while she is smoking, and I am constantly worried that she will start a fire (which she has done at least three times) that will threaten our lives."

RoadNow You See Me: Mark Ruffalo shoots in New Orleans.

MorelosRoadRafael Morelos, a gay teen in Wenatchee, Washington commits suicide after being bullied. "He was tired of people saying that his little brothers would follow in his footsteps and be gay too."

RoadNeil Patrick Harris and David Burtka refuse to 'baby talk' their twins: "My parents always talked to my brother and myself like we were regular people and not babies. So I don't talk down to them in baby talk. I try to talk to them even though they can't speak the language yet."

RoadVows: John Banta and Daniel O'Donnell.

RoadLISTEN: Sam Sparro's new track "The Shallow End".

RoadJamaican gay rights activist discusses gang rape of lesbians at London talk: “When we find out about these cases (involving gay women), they are usually so horrible that they rise up to the level of having to be reported. There was one instance where a gang of four men raped a lesbian because they said she was ‘taking over all good looking women.' They cut her genitals, so she could ‘better take men’ because ‘that is why she was a lesbian’."

RoadTumblr: Bearded boys with cats. (via omg)

RoadMale model fix: Alfred Kovac.

Light_gronkowskiRoadNew England Patriots' Matt Light and Rob Gronkowski drown Super Bowl sorrows with some shirtless dancing.

RoadGOP Congressman from Louisiana Jon Fleming cites Onion article about abortion factory as fact.

RoadJoe Manganiello and Josh Bowman beefed up Rolling Stone's Super Bowl party.

RoadBroward-based author/activist Deon Davis, whose teenage son Rashad came out publicly in 2009, writes open letter to One Million Moms condemning them for telling JC Penney to fire Ellen DeGeneres. "I am appalled to see your protest of hate, for One Million Moms Organization to take a stand against a human being that is an abiding citizen, a leader in her community, a role model, a philanthropist and at best a married woman is a form of hatred and discrimination."

RoadMiley Cyrus speaks out for LGBT equality in Glamour: "I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?"

Hairy Chested 'David Hasselhoff' Yeti Crab Among Creatures Discovered in 'Lost World' on Ocean Floor: VIDEO


A Yeti crab nicknamed "The Hoff" for its hairy chest is one of many new species identified in a "lost world" several miles under the surface of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, the Guardian reports:

OctopusOne of the nicknames of the crabs which developed during the cruise was the Hasselhoff crabs because they had these dense mats of [hair] on their undersides, the equivalents of their chests."

Another striking creature spotted by the scientists was a pale octopus, which was photographed by the team. Rogers suspected it might be a new species related to the Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis seen at other underwater vents around the world.

In total, the expedition brought back more than 12,000 samples of rocks, bacteria and animals. Rogers said: "One of the staggering things we did find is that these vents are completely different to those seen anywhere else – the animals existing at these vents are almost all new to science," he said.

Watch a Reuters report on the find, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Under the Ice in Antarctica: VIDEO


Near McMurdo Station in Antarctica there is an observation tube installed below the ice. This video was shot last month by research diver, musician, and filmmaker Henry Kaiser.

According to Kaiser, "Anyone can climb down the ladder and watch us divers at work under the ice. The snow was bulldozed off of the sea ice around the observation tube, creating a very light environment; which seems to have attracted an enormous population of larval and juvenile ice fish that form great clouds around the tube."


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