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A person walks away from the South Pole Station in 2013. Record High
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Friday August 15, 2014

A warm winter at the South Pole helped make 2013 as the year with highest annually averaged temperature since records began there nearly 60 years ago. Meanwhile, the extent of sea ice around Antarctica continued to expand to record levels for reasons that are still being debated.
Adelie penguins at Ross Island, where high-resolution satellite imagery is refining the study of wildlife in the Antarctic. Finding Nemo
Science / The Biological World
Thursday August 07, 2014

High-resolution satellite imagery is refining and reinventing the way scientists track and study wildlife populations, particularly in the Antarctic, where researchers have made headline-grabbing discoveries about Adelie and emperor penguins in recent months.

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