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The Dry Valleys' Briny Deep
Science / The Biological World
Monday April 22, 2019

Hunting for groundwater has come a long way from divining rods in the days of yore. This past austral summer, scientists in Antarctica used a sophisticated and highly sensitive instrument to look...

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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...

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Appreciation: Dick Bowers, 1928-2019
Features / Perspectives
Monday April 01, 2019

Dick Bowers, the U.S. Navy engineer who led the construction of both McMurdo and South Pole stations has died. Bowers passed away on January 29, 2019, at the age of 90....

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The First Wave of the "Thwaites Invasion"
Science / The Biological World
Monday March 18, 2019

The U.S. and U.K.-funded International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) officially kicked off its science field research in January, when four researchers and their support teams set foot on a remote, fast-melting glacier...

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A Next-Generation Antarctic Science Station
Features / Operations
Thursday March 07, 2019

It's official, McMurdo Station will be getting a much-needed revitalization. The National Science Board, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) governing body, in February authorized NSF to begin a comprehensive rebuilding of the...

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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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From the air, emperor penguins show up as tiny spots against the white ice. Researchers using aerial photos like this are comparing them to satellite photos to get a complete census of emperor penguin colonies. 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.
A Trematomus bernacchii swims up to the surface of a holding tank. Researchers want to know how these and other Antarctic fish will react to warming ocean waters. 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.
A mother and her pup lay on the sea ice at the Big Razorback seal colony. NMFS Permit 21158. 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 studied mammals on the planet.

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