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Waves crash over the stern of the research vessel NATHANIEL B. PALMER near Antarctica. Shutting the Door
Science / Earth
Thursday September 04, 2014

A new paper in the prestigious journal Nature suggests that 34 million years decreasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere initiated the glaciation of Antarctica, not the formation of the world's largest ocean current around the continent.
Scientists collect rocks in the Transantarctic Mountains that are 1.4 billion years old. Quick Access
Science / Earth
Friday August 22, 2014

Below all of Antarctica's ice sits the answers to a host of questions about its geology, from how the continent evolved tectonically to its relationship with past supercontinents. A new project funded by the National Science Foundation will help researchers get to the bottom of the ice sheet.

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