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Operator Thor Lossen looks back as he drives his tractor away from the staging area and begins the 1,000-mile journey to the South Pole. Podcast: The South Pole Traverse
Features / Operations
Monday May 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 staff to get these researchers the supplies they need, transport them to where they need to go and keep them safe throughout.
Caitlin Scarano sits overlooking the penguin colony at Cape Royds. The Reality and Revisioning of Antarctica
Features / Perspectives
Monday April 08, 2019

Antarctica is often thought of as a wilderness, both by people who have never been to the continent and people who have worked and lived there for years. Writer Caitlin Scarano wants to challenge the very notion of wilderness. Scarano, who received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December, spent four weeks at McMurdo Station and its surroundings. While there, she met with members of the McMurdo community to gather their stories and hear their impressions of the southernmost continent.

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