Fungi Erupt on Erebus

Fungi Erupt on Erebus

Researchers have identified more than 60 species of fungi from an ice cave near the top of Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica. The find demonstrates the hardiness of organisms to survive in extreme environments, and the potential for human contamination in...
Fungi Erupt on Erebus

Fungi Erupt on Erebus

Researchers have identified more than 60 species of fungi from an ice cave near the top of Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica. The find demonstrates the hardiness of organisms to survive in extreme environments, and the potential for human contamination in...
Midwinter Day 2013

Midwinter Day 2013

Spending a winter in Antarctica is often compared to a marathon: slow and steady wins the race back to summer and sunlight. Scientists and support personnel at the U.S. Antarctic Program’s three research stations crossed the midwinter hump on June 21, 2013, also...
Wild Swings

Wild Swings

Winter at the South Pole always has its ups and downs, but the weather at the bottom of the world has been taking some wild swings this year. During the first week of June, the station set several daily records for both high and low temperatures, as well as one...
Midwinter Day 2013

Midwinter Day 2013

Spending a winter in Antarctica is often compared to a marathon: slow and steady wins the race back to summer and sunlight. Scientists and support personnel at the U.S. Antarctic Program’s three research stations crossed the midwinter hump on June 21, 2013, also...
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