A Robotic Rehearsal for Interplanetary Exploration
Little Pieces of Outer Space on the Frozen Continent
Antibiotics from a Sponge
Scientists Recover an Abundance of Fossils and Geologic Data from Antarctica
Keeping Scientists AWARE of the West Antarctic Climate
The Southern Ocean's Carbon Sink Stronger than Ever
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Wednesday May 04, 2016
The waters around Antarctica seem to have reversed a troubling trend. Bucking predictions, observations now show that the Southern Ocean is pulling more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than ever recorded, which could have implications for predicting the rate of climate change.
The Aesthetics of Antarctic Architecture
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Thursday April 28, 2016
The current aesthetics of McMurdo station and its field camps are not likely to go down in history as great achievements of modern architecture. But for photographer Shaun OâBoyle, this weathered, utilitarian look was a part of what attracted him to Antarctica.
Getting to the Bottom of SPICECORE
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday April 12, 2016
The South Pole Ice Core project, known more succinctly as SPICECORE, wrapped up its two-year drilling effort at the South Pole in late January, having exceeded even their most ambitious goals. Researchers collected ice samples from 1,751 meters (5,744 feet) below the surface, more than 200 meters (656 feet) deeper than their original target.
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