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Ghost particles give scientists first look inside an active galaxy
New Science  |  Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday January 30, 2023

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory has detected about 80 high-energy neutrinos emitted by a single active galaxy over the course of ten years.

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How juvenile Antarctic krill survive when it's cold, dark and icy
Science  |  The Biological World
Tuesday January 17, 2023

A pair of recently-published companion studies help clarify how juvenile Antarctic krill survive the long winter season.

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South Pole winter crew participate in virtual reality study
Science  |  Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday January 09, 2023

Station staff tested a therapy that could be used on future space missions

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Hunt begins for Antarctica's oldest ice
Science  |  Ice and Snow
Monday December 19, 2022

U.S. researchers on the southernmost continent are in the midst of their first field season of a multi-year project to find and extract the oldest ice in Antarctica.

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Weddell seal moms sacrifice diving capacity to help pups grow
Science  |  The Biological World
Monday November 21, 2022

Nursing Weddell seal moms transfer so much iron to their pups through their milk that they can't spend as much time underwater in the months after their pups are weaned, according to

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Female leopard seals are way, way bigger than their male counterparts
Science  |  The Biological World
Monday November 07, 2022

New research shows female leopard seals can be up to twice as large as males, a far bigger difference in body size between the two sexes than biologists previously observed.

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The Antarctic Sun turns 25

The Antarctic Sun turns 25

Features | Life on the Ice
Monday October 31, 2022

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Antarctic Sun, the U.S. Antarctic Program's website for Antarctic news and information.


Rumbles, booms and growls: Listen to the first recordings of these Antarctic whale calls

Rumbles, booms and growls: Listen to the first recordings of these Antarctic whale calls

Science | The Biological World
Monday October 24, 2022

Biologists are getting their first real listen to the vocalizations made by Antarctic minke whales, the most abundant yet least understood whale species in the Southern Ocean.


Follow the magma: Scientists map plumbing beneath Mt. Erebus for the first time

Follow the magma: Scientists map plumbing beneath Mt. Erebus for the first time

Science | Earth
Tuesday October 04, 2022

A 20-kilometer-wide tube of melted rock feeds the lava lake at Mt. Erebus, according to new research that illustrates the plumbing below Earth's southernmost active volcano for the first time.


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