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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. 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.
Student participants carry sampling equipment and cold weather gear to a sampling site near McMurdo Station A World-Class Classroom At The Bottom Of The World
Science / The Biological World
Thursday May 31, 2018

For early-career scientists, learning the ropes in Antarctica can mean donning actual safety lines and harnesses. This past austral summer, 20 students traveled to the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station to conduct a range of experiments and learn first-hand what it's like to do research at the bottom of the world.

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