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The Yeti robot tows a radar in a crevassed area of Greenland in March 2014. Rough Terrain
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday October 23, 2014

The Ross Ice Shelf holds back enough ice from entering the ocean to raise sea level by several meters. The weird dynamics of an area called the shear zone has a team of researchers concerned that its potential instability could have long-term repercussions for the Ross Ice Shelf.
Scientists must venture to remote corners of the Antarctic to collect scientific specimens. Or, in some cases, they could just get samples through the Polar Rock Repository. Almost Like Being There
Science / Earth
Thursday October 16, 2014

Geologists and other scientists will venture to remote places in Antarctica to collect rock specimens that may reveal clues about the continent's past geologic, or possibly Earth's climate history. Or they could just get samples through the Polar Rock Repository. Shipping is included.

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