Our research on a remote Antarctic island found microplastics in the intestines of tiny animals.
June 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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Climate models have been overestimating how much sunlight hits the Southern Ocean. This is because the clouds there are different from clouds anywhere else. Bacterial DNA helped us understand why.
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Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
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