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Podcast: Research Associates
Features / Operations
Wednesday February 20, 2019

In Antarctica, scientists conduct cutting edge research on a harsh and barren continent. It's no easy task, but to help make it happen the U.S. Antarctic Program employs small army of support...

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Penguins From SPAAAAAACCCE
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday February 05, 2019

Scientists want to know how many emperor penguins there are in the world, and they're using Earth-observing satellites to count them....

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Stressed Out Fish?
Science / The Biological World
Monday January 07, 2019

Climate change is expected to be stressful on fish species worldwide: as the climate warms, so too will the oceans, putting a strain on creatures that depend on consistent water temperatures....

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50 Years Of Weddell Seals
Science / The Biological World
Friday December 21, 2018

For a half a century, generations of researchers have studied various aspects of the life cycle of generations of Weddell seals around Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, making them some of the most closely...

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New Ocean Floats Deepen a Carbon-Cycle Mystery
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Tuesday November 20, 2018

A new network of automated instruments throughout the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, is dramatically changing how scientists view the planet's least understood ocean....

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Science Bouncing Back From a Delayed Start
Features / Operations
Tuesday October 23, 2018

The first planes of the 2018-2019 Summer Season touched down at McMurdo Station's Phoenix Airfield in the afternoon of October 16th after more than two weeks of weather delays, the longest postponement...

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Mountaineer Geoff Schellens kneels and takes a GPS measurement where the team collected a soil sample, with the Transantarctic Mountains in the background. Researchers Release the Highest Resolution Antarctic Map Ever Produced
Science / Earth
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Researchers at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Polar Geospatial Center in September released the biggest and most detailed map of Antarctica ever produced.
Robert Schwarz gives the thumbs up under bright auroras, with the South Pole telescope in the background. A South Pole Record
Features / People Profiles
Thursday October 11, 2018

The prospect of spending a winter at the desolate South Pole doesn't appeal to many. It's no small feat for the few dozen hearty souls each year who brave the constant below-freezing temperatures, half a year of darkness and lack of way to fly home for nearly nine months.
Mountaineer Geoff Schellens kneels and takes a GPS measurement where the team collected a soil sample, with the Transantarctic Mountains in the background. An Ecosystem Grows in Antarctica
Science / The Biological World
Wednesday August 29, 2018

Antarctica's native microorganisms are a hearty bunch, able to eke out a living on the planet's coldest, highest, driest, windiest and emptiest continent. But the region wasn't always quite as hospitable as it is today.

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