A Robotic Rehearsal for Interplanetary Exploration
Little Pieces of Outer Space on the Frozen Continent
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.
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 the end of the time of the dinosaurs.
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 Energys Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM). The National Science Foundation (NSF), which manages the U.S. Antarctic Program is facilitating its installation. The cluster of white shipping containers perched atop the hill near McMurdo Station may well represent the densest cluster of weather monitors Antarctica has ever seen.
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