Antibiotics from a Sponge
Scientists Recover an Abundance of Fossils and Geologic Data from Antarctica
Keeping Scientists AWARE of the West Antarctic Climate
The Southern Ocean's Carbon Sink Stronger than Ever
The Aesthetics of Antarctic Architecture
Getting to the Bottom of SPICECORE
The Stuff Between the Stars
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday April 04, 2016
Four years ago, scientists set up the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz (HEAT) telescope in the middle of the high Antarctic plateau, more than 500 miles from the South Pole. The harsh environment and unique atmospheric conditions here make it one of the best places on Earth to study the cosmos.
The Dissolving Sentinels of the Southern Ocean
Science / The Biological World
Thursday March 24, 2016
Scientists are increasingly finding sea snails with abrasions all over their tiny spiral shells, but these scuffs arent just wear and tear. Theyre ominous signs that a foundational link in the Southern Oceans food chain could be facing an existential crisis in waters that are becoming increasingly acidic.
Giving Mount Erebus a CAT Scan
Science / Earth
Thursday March 10, 2016
An international collaboration of scientists is using electromagnetic emissions from lightning strikes and solar wind to map the inner workings of Antarcticas Mount Erebus, the worlds southernmost active volcano. The research, led by scientists from New Zealand and the United States, will yield the clearest picture yet of the volcanos interior.
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