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Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Jef Akst | Mar 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.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Feb 1, 2014
February 2014's selection of notable quotes
Harrowing Egg Hunt, 1911
Chris Palmer | Dec 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.
Tracy Vence | Aug 26, 2013
Researchers sequence the transcriptome of the Antarctic-dwelling bald notothen fish.
Russia Blocks Antarctic Reserves
Dan Cossins | Jul 17, 2013
A Russian delegation vetoes proposals to create several new marine sanctuaries in the seas surrounding Antarctica.
Doubts Surface About Antarctic Life
Chris Palmer | Jul 11, 2013
Researchers contend that contamination is behind recent suggestions that Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake harbors complex life such as crustaceans and fish.
Antarctic Lake Teems With Life
Chris Palmer | Jul 9, 2013
DNA and RNA sequences from Lake Vostok below the Antarctic glacier reveal thousands of bacteria species, including some commonly found in fish digestive systems.
US Research Fleet Bottoming Out
Chris Palmer | Jun 12, 2013
Without major investment, the federal oceanographic fleet will shrink to a third of its current size over the next 20 years.
Dan Cossins | Apr 2, 2013
Intrepid Norwegian explorers discovered the Antarctic icefish, a marvel of evolution, while venturing to an island at the bottom of the Earth in 1927.
US Plans Antarctic Upgrades
Dan Cossins | Mar 26, 2013
Almost a year after receiving a review of research operations in Antarctica, the NSF outlines ways to improve logistical capabilities and efficiency.