Extremophiles: resilient microorganisms that help us understand our past - and future

How do organisms survive extreme conditions – and how can their adaptations help us develop better technology?

Jaz L Millar, PhD Researcher in Biology, Cardiff University • conversation
Aug. 10, 2021 ~8 min

Scientists at work: New recordings of ultrasonic seal calls hint at sonar-like abilities

Microphones on the seafloor recorded life under the Antarctic ice for two years – inadvertently catching seal trills and chirps that are above the range of human hearing. Could they be for navigation?

Lisa Munger, Instructor of Natural Sciences, University of Oregon • conversation
Feb. 9, 2021 ~9 min


The hopeful return of polar whales

Whales are rediscovering their old haunts in the Arctic and Southern oceans after centuries of hunting.

Lauren McWhinnie, Assistant Professor in Marine Geography, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Jan. 1, 2021 ~7 min

Fighting boredom with banjos and Russian grammar – tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation

A strong mind was key to surviving the monotony faced by Antarctic explorers enduring the isolation of long, remote winters.

Daniella McCahey, History Lecturer, University of Idaho • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~7 min

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