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A Chinese icebreaker ship crashed into an iceberg at the South Pole

In a burst of irony, a Chinese icebreaker crashed into an iceberg over the weekend. The Xue Long, which was travelling at relatively low speeds at the time, collided with an iceberg obscured by thick fog in western Antarctica’s Amundsen Sea on Saturday. The ship suffered some damage, but the […]
A Chinese icebreaker ship crashed into an iceberg at the South Pole
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An NPR host who’s interviewed thousands of people over 45 years has the only icebreaker you’ll ever need, and it’s just 4 words

NPR radio host Terry Gross has a go-to icebreaker that’s only four words long and can help you navigate potentially awkward situations. Asking someone to “tell me about yourself” is an effective icebreaker because it won’t make your conversation partner uncomfortable or self-conscious, Gross told The New York Times. Etiquette […]
An NPR host who’s interviewed thousands of people over 45 years has the only icebreaker you’ll ever need, and it’s just 4 words
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The Coast Guard is asking for $15 million to keep its only heavy icebreaker afloat — and for $750 million to finally build a new one

The Coast Guard currently only has one operational heavy icebreaker to keep polar regions accessible. The service has been pushing for funding to rebuild its icebreaker fleet for some time. President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget provides nearly a billion dollars to start that construction. The Homeland Security Department’s proposed […]
The Coast Guard is asking for $15 million to keep its only heavy icebreaker afloat  —  and for $750 million to finally build a new one