Whales are rediscovering their old haunts in the Arctic and Southern oceans after centuries of hunting.
Jan. 1, 2021 • ~7 min
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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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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.
June 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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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.
March 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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