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Antifreeze Proteins Prevent Freezing And Melting For Antarctic Fish
2014-09-24 03:04:19

Antarctic fish that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect

Antarctic Heritage Trust Finds Lost Shackleton Expedition Photos
2013-12-30 07:25:44

Undeveloped photos taken during one leg of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition have been discovered in the hut of another polar region explorer.

Ranulph Fiennes Launches Winter Antarctic Crossing Expedition
2013-01-07 12:37:34

Ranulph “Ran” Fiennes, dubbed by Guinness as “the world’s greatest living explorer,” set sail today for the Antarctic, leading a team of adventurers who want to be the first to cross the vast continent during winter.

Acidification Recorder Recovered From Antarctic Waters
2012-10-19 11:32:26

A National Science Foundation (NSF) supported research team retrieved data from a sensor in Antarctic waters that they hope will provide critical baseline data for the acidification, or chemical changes, in those remote seas.

Medical Evacuation In Antarctic
2012-08-09 09:23:01

Patient is currently stable but may require corrective surgery

First-ever Use Of Airborne Resistivity System In Antarctica Allows Researchers To Look Beneath Surface In Untapped Territories
2012-03-24 03:01:55

NSF partners with international team to gather new information on hidden environments and past climate conditions in Antarctica.

Operation IceBridge: Flying Through A Crack On The Ice
2012-03-01 10:19:05

In October 2011, researchers flying in NASA’s Operation IceBridge campaign made the first-ever detailed, airborne measurements of a major iceberg calving event while it was in progress.

2011-11-19 04:37:10

The National Science Foundation (NSF), manager of the U.S. Antarctic Program is accepting written requests from professional journalists to report on scientific research supported by NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP).

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2011-08-26 11:49:24

Icebreaker will create channel allowing annual refueling and resupply of two U.S. stations in Antarctica.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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