Clean Conduct

Clean Conduct

There are few places in Antarctica that have been studied as long as Mount Erebus, with continuous research atop of the active volcano stretching across four decades. But one of its most mysterious phenomena is only recently drawing attention by scientists....
Subterranean Survey

Subterranean Survey

The discovery of a lava lake on Mount Erebus 40 years ago offered a window into the “plumbing” of Antarctica’s southernmost active volcano. It turns out there are scores of peepholes into the volcano’s inner workings through the ice caves and...
It Was a Dark and Cold…

It Was a Dark and Cold…

It’s cliche but true: Antarctica represents the harshest environment on the planet. That offers a hint about the nature of the research under way by Hubert Staudigel and colleagues, who head to some of the continent’s most gnarly environments to study how...
Maternal Milestone

Maternal Milestone

Researchers involved in a long-term population study of Weddell seals near the U.S. Antarctic Program’s McMurdo Station recently reported that it had found a 29-year-old mother that had given birth to her 20th pup....
Clean Conduct

Clean Conduct

There are few places in Antarctica that have been studied as long as Mount Erebus, with continuous research atop of the active volcano stretching across four decades. But one of its most mysterious phenomena is only recently drawing attention by scientists....
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