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A Dendrilla membranosa sponge grows at Killer Whale rocks off of Palmer Station. 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.
Paleontologists walk along at the base of a hill, scouring the ground for fossils. 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.

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