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Dorota Porazinska uses a large pipette to sample the liquid water frozen inside of a drilled out cryoconite hole. Life In A Cryoconite Hole
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday October 31, 2017

Diverse ecosystems that teem with life thrive just below the surface of many Antarctic glaciers. Small, frozen holes full of liquid water and microorganisms entombed by ice dot the surfaces of glaciers. Researchers in Antarctica are studying them to glean new insights into how these habitats form, and learn what they might be able to reveal about ecosystems around the world.
Angela Bliss (left) and Matthew Drucker share a laugh while they practice skills they learned at the communications workshop. Talking Science with the General Public
Science / Education and Outreach
Tuesday October 17, 2017

Scientists spent a long weekend in August learning how not to talk like a scientist. Educators from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the University of Colorado, Boulder trained a class of 32 early career polar scientists on techniques to share their science with the general public.

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