The 19th century vessel - formerly the Royal Navy's HMS Pandora - sank as Americans raced to be first to North Pole.
Charting wonderful friendships and shedding light on a region little known and understood by the West, James dreams of a best-seller with his travel memoirs.
Tests on tiny scull found in Siberia give breakthrough on evolution and could hint at the 'missing link' to mankind's origins.
From frost-resistant woolly pigs to sheep that look like goats and horses that love playing the snow, there are lots of surprises across the taiga.
Growing number of brave Siberians strip off for the winter, with debate raging about the benefits of taking to the snow and ice naked.
Once part of the longest road in the world, tourist officials launch new initiative to get visitors to experience the pathway that linked West with East.