Facing the Ultimate Acid Test
Stringing Together More Neutrino Detectors
Hunting For the Oldest Ice
Larvae La Vida Loca
Science / The Biological World
Monday January 06, 2020
As oceans warm around the world, the creatures that live in them are feeling the effects. In regions like the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica, which has been unchanged for millennia, researchers worry that even small fluctuations in water temperatures can have major effects on the marine ecosystem.
The Antarctic Treaty's Diamond Anniversary
Features / Back in the Day
Monday December 02, 2019
Sixty years ago, on December 1, 12 nations signed an unprecedented international agreement that set aside their often-contentious territorial claims on the frozen continent and established Antarctica as a place for peaceful coexistence to facilitate scientific research by all nations.
SALSA Part I: Scratching the Surface
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday November 05, 2019
A team of researchers and drilling engineers recently spent six weeks in West Antarctica carefully drilling through nearly a mile of ice to study Mercer Subglacial Lake. This body of water is buried under an ice stream, and likely hasn't seen the light of day for at least thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands, of years.