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Antarctica Is Turning Green

By | May 22, 2017

As the climate warms, moss growth dramatically spreads on the continent’s peninsula. 

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Image of the Day: World Penguin Day

By | April 25, 2017

Emperor penguins are among the largest birds in the world. Approximately 595,000 of them live in Antarctica.

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World Leaders Create Antarctic Marine Reserve

By | October 28, 2016

After years of negotiation, 24 nations and the European Union banded together to protect 1.55 million square kilometers of the Antarctic Ocean from commercial fishing.

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Genome Digest

By | August 27, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Subglacial Ecosystem

By | August 22, 2014

Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.

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Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice

By | June 30, 2014

A new model suggests emperor penguin populations could decline by 19 percent by 2100.

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New Bird Flu Found in Penguins

By | May 6, 2014

Scientists have identified for the first time an avian influenza that infects penguins.

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Ancient Moss Reincarnated

By | March 18, 2014

Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.

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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2014

February 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Harrowing Egg Hunt, 1911

By | December 1, 2013

Three members of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Antarctic expedition team trudged 225 kilometers in the dead of winter to retrieve emperor penguin eggs in an effort to establish an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles.

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