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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. Researchers Release the Highest Resolution Antarctic Map Ever Produced
Science / Earth
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Researchers at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Polar Geospatial Center in September released the biggest and most detailed map of Antarctica ever produced.
Lindsay Davidge, Jonathan Toner and Ron Sletten trek across the Wright Valley A Chemical Detective Story: Why is Don Juan Pond So Salty?
Science / Earth
Wednesday June 13, 2018

During winter, nearly everything in Antarctica freezes solid. Except Don Juan Pond. Though only about twice the area of an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and barely a foot deep, Don Juan Pond is famous for being the saltiest body of water on the entire planet. It is saltier even than the Dead Sea.

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