Comment: Polar power game reveals surprise winner

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By Anil Ananthaswamy WHEN Robert Scott and his men arrived at the South Pole on 17 January 1912 only to find another team had pipped them to the post, Scott pencilled an anguished line in his diary: “Great God! This is an awful place and terrible enough for us to have laboured to it without reward of priority.” On New Year’s Eve, I was reminded of Scott’s words as I stood at the pole and gazed at the new US Amundsen-Scott South Pole station,