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A New Standard
Features / Life on the Ice
Friday July 18, 2014

Those seeking immortality in Antarctica will find the bar has been raised - at least when it comes to being honored by having a geographic feature named after them. The U.S. Board...

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Tunnel Vision
Features / Operations
Friday July 11, 2014

The inexorable encroachment of ice in the tunnels below South Pole Station requires a bit of muscle to manage. Meanwhile, the somewhat historic Summer Camp is slowly fading away....

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Frontier Living
Features / Back in the Day
Friday July 11, 2014

This isn't the sort of summer camp where you send the kids. Rather, Summer Camp became known as the collection of Jamesways and other buildings at the South Pole Station that housed...

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Winds of Change
Science / The Biological World
Friday July 11, 2014

A long-term study of the links between climate and marine life along the rapidly warming western Antarctic Peninsula reveals how changes in physical factors such as wind speed and sea-ice cover send...

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Out of the Ashes
Science / Earth
Friday July 11, 2014

A team of scientists has completed the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of historic volcanic sulfate emissions in the Southern Hemisphere using multiple ice cores from Antarctica....

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Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss
Science / Earth
Thursday July 03, 2014

The expression "the grass is always greener on the other side" has taken on a more literal meaning for researchers studying peat-forming mosses on islands off the west coast of the Antarctic...

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Buckets of freshly caught Antarctic krill are transported by crane from the research vessel LAURENCE M. GOULD to Palmer Station. Stressed Out
Science / The Biological World
Thursday July 03, 2014

Krill are already facing significant challenges in the fast-changing climate of the Antarctic Peninsula. Some scientists are wondering if they will face even greater stress in the future, as the oceans become more acidic.
The South Pole Telescope has been involved in investigating some of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Joining Together
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Thursday June 26, 2014

The South Pole Telescope has been involved in investigating some of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Now the powerful instrument in Antarctica will be used to form an Earth-sized telescope to study a black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Scientists Jef Spaleta and Alexander Morris stand near the SuperDARN array at the South Pole Station. Global Effort
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Friday June 20, 2014

The South Pole and McMurdo SuperDARN radars are part of a global network tracking the sun's interaction with the Earth's upper atmosphere to better understand so-called space weather.

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