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What It's Like to Spend a Year in the Beautiful Wastes of Antarctica

Antarctica is an isolated, frigid desert of ice and snow. It's practically another planet. And it can be staggeringly beautiful. Ian Hey did something most of us would never dream of and spent a year there. This is what it was like. Read More >>

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The Halley VI Modular Lab Keeps Moving to Avoid Death-by-Ice

The Antarctic ice shelf is among the most hostile, uninhabitable environments on the face of the Earth. However, with virtually zero atmospheric pollution and low levels of electromagnetic interference, it is also one of the best places on the planet for climate, atmospheric, and geological research. But how do you keep 14 scientists from becoming meat popsicles in a place where temperatures rarely top 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17.77 degrees C)? With a ski-wearing modular laboratory, of course. Read More >>


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