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All Creatures Great and Small
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Monday June 29, 2015

The story of how Los Angeles-based artist Lily Simonson ended up scuba diving under the sea ice in Antarctica begins with a tale about lobsters, moths and yeti crabs....

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Filling the Gap
Features / Back in the Day
Monday June 22, 2015

The smallest of three U.S. scientific outposts in Antarctica, Palmer Station is the only one of the trio found north of the Antarctic Circle. Its establishment 50 years ago this year has...

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Numbers Game
Features / Life on the Ice
Monday June 15, 2015

Spending a winter in Antarctica is just as challenging as it sounds. For the 45 people who remain at the South Pole Station through the cold and dark months this year, winter...

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Firsthand Account
Features / Perspectives
Monday June 08, 2015

Amanda Biederman is a scientist at Palmer Station, located in one of the most rapidly warming areas on Earth, the West side of the Antarctica peninsula. Amanda offers her perspective on Antarctic...

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Good Things Come in Small Packages
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday June 08, 2015

Led by scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, IcePod bundles together a suite of instruments into a capsule designed to provide new details about structures above, within and below Antarctica's ice-covered surface....

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What Could Have Been
Features / Back in the Day
Monday June 01, 2015

History is full of tales about boom towns that went bust. Such was the fate of Marble Point, a helicopter refueling station that as early as the 1960s was a serious contender...

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Col. Denise M. Donnell, left, discusses mission requirements for the New York Air National Guard. Making a Difference
Features / People Profiles
Tuesday May 19, 2015

Col. Denise M. Donnell has chased pirates in the South China Sea and flown all manner of aircraft, from the sub-hunting P-3 Orion to the massive, cargo-carrying C-5 Galaxy. But perhaps one of the best parts of her job brings her to Antarctica each austral summer.
A team of scientists working in the Thomas Hills region of West Antarctica collects rocks that will help map out how the ice in this region melted during previous warm periods in Earth's history. Anatomy of a Deglaciation
Science / Earth
Monday May 11, 2015

One way to understand how Antarctica's ice will melt - which glaciers will recede when - is to look at how it happened in the past. Trevor Williams and his team traveled to a remote mountain range to collect rocks to help map out previous deglaciations.
Veteran Ben Armstrong raises the New Zealand flag at Scott Base during an ANZAC ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military personnel on April 25. Day of Remembrance
Features / Life on the Ice
Monday May 11, 2015

On April 25, New Zealand's Scott Base crew invited McMurdo Station residents to make the two-kilometer trip over the hill and join them in celebrating ANZAC Day, a holiday honoring the fallen soldiers from the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps in World War I and subsequent conflicts.

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