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Searching for Inflation
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday August 01, 2016

Scientists working at the South Pole are trying to detect the imprints of gravitational waves from when the universe was only a tiny fraction (about one trillionth of a trillionth of a...

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A Robotic Rehearsal for Interplanetary Exploration
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Monday July 11, 2016

It is no small undertaking to design and build a 25-foot-long underwater robot, launch it through a narrow hole drilled through 20 feet of sea ice, allow it to maneuver autonomously through...

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Little Pieces of Outer Space on the Frozen Continent
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday July 05, 2016

The Antarctic ice is home to stuff "not of this Earth." Each year, scientists travel to remote sections of the frozen continent to look for these pieces of outer space. They're hunting...

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Antibiotics from a Sponge
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday June 21, 2016

A newly discovered chemical compound found in an Antarctic sea sponge shows promise as a potential way to develop treatments against the fortified form of some of the most virulent antibiotic-resistant infections....

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Scientists Recover an Abundance of Fossils and Geologic Data from Antarctica
Science / Earth
Wednesday May 25, 2016

Using everything from pickaxes to helicopters, paleontologists scoured multiple islands off the Antarctic Peninsula in February and March for the remains of prehistoric beasts and returned with a trove of fossils from...

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Keeping Scientists AWARE of the West Antarctic Climate
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Thursday May 12, 2016

AWARE, the ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE) is a part of the Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM). The National Science Foundation (NSF), which manages the U.S. Antarctic Program...

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Onboard the Antarctic Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould, water samplers measure the carbon dioxide of the ocean as it crosses it. The Southern Ocean's Carbon Sink Stronger than Ever
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Wednesday May 04, 2016

The waters around Antarctica seem to have reversed a troubling trend. Bucking predictions, observations now show that the Southern Ocean is pulling more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than ever recorded, which could have implications for predicting the rate of climate change.
Inside the historic hut at Cape Royds, Shaun O’Boyle lines up his camera to capture the scene. The Aesthetics of Antarctic Architecture
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Thursday April 28, 2016

The current aesthetics of McMurdo station and its field camps are not likely to go down in history as great achievements of modern architecture. But for photographer Shaun O’Boyle, this weathered, utilitarian look was a part of what attracted him to Antarctica.
There's nothing but the barren polar plateau for hundreds of miles around Ridge A, home to the HEAT Telescope. Getting to the Bottom of SPICECORE
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday April 12, 2016

The South Pole Ice Core project, known more succinctly as SPICECORE, wrapped up its two-year drilling effort at the South Pole in late January, having exceeded even their most ambitious goals. Researchers collected ice samples from 1,751 meters (5,744 feet) below the surface, more than 200 meters (656 feet) deeper than their original target.

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