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Two Adelie penguin chicks in a nest. A Weighty Problem
Science / The Biological World
Thursday November 13, 2014

Researchers recently reported a connection between local weather conditions and the weight of Adelie penguin chicks in an article in Marine Ecology Progress Series, a top marine ecology journal.
Scientist Ken Sims uses a sledgehammer to break rocks on a ridge of Hut Point Peninsula. Chipping Away
Science / Earth
Thursday November 13, 2014

Kenneth Sims is a geologist who specializes in using naturally occurring radiogenic isotopes to study Earth processes. Not the sort of high-tech job that one would think requires lugging a sledgehammer to a rock outcrop in Antarctica.

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