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Scientist Natalie Gandilo from the University of Toronto installs one of the star cameras that help SPIDER determine its location while floating above Antarctica. A Sticky Problem
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday April 27, 2015

A telescope launched 35 kilometers into the stratosphere above Antarctica had a singular mission: to detect the impossibly faint signal from when the universe expanded faster than the speed of light, a theory known as cosmological inflation.
Researcher Joe Levy sets up a digital thermal-imaging camera to study water tracks as they move under the soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Underground Movement
Science / Earth
Monday April 13, 2015

There is an underground movement underway in Antarctica. This particular movement doesn't involve radical political parties or fringe music festivals, though the idea of super salty water moving through the shallow subsurface of the Dry Valleys may eventually shake up established orthodoxy.

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