Most people are never really alone. Living here in New York, we're constantly surrounded by others. Even in the state's biggest wilderness, the Adirondacks, you can't get more than 15 miles or so from civilization. Similar levels of population density can be found in most of the lower 48 states. So when we heard about Heimo and Edna Korth, a couple who live 150 miles above the Arctic Circle and 60 miles from their nearest neighbors, we had to go meet them.
There are several definitions of where the Northwest Passage begins and ends, but using the Arctic Circle is certainly the most encompassing, so we've been holding our breath until we crossed this line.
It's an irony that even Al Gore might appreciate. As global warming causes the polar icecaps to recede, potentially oil-rich seabeds are being uncovered beneath the Arctic Circle in the suddenly navigable -- and drillable -- territory.
The Kentucky Derby may be a horse race (and what a race - it's the oldest continuously running sporting event in the U.S.), but let's be honest. Ask most people what they associate with the Derby and they'll likely say "mint juleps and hats."
Emergency officials in Alaska's North Slope succeeded Tuesday in dropping a power crew into the remote village of Kaktovik under blizzard conditions in an attempt restore electricity to the community of 300 residents, but were unsuccessful in landing a second aircraft carrying relief supplies.
In his latest project, the animated film "The Polar Express," American actor Tom Hanks plays five different characters -- thanks to a new technique called performance capture. Here, he tells CNN's Becky Anderson about what it was like to star in such a film.