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A Texas-sized block of ice

The first dedicated Antarctic Icepod mission was flown out across the center of the Ross Ice Shelf. Ice shelves are thick floating extensions of the ice sheet that form as the ice flows off the continent and into the surrounding ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Fountain of youth underlies Antarctic Mountains

Time ravages mountains, as it does people. Sharp features soften, and bodies grow shorter and rounder. But under the right conditions, some mountains refuse to age. In a new study, scientists explain why the ice-covered Gamburtsev ...

dateNov 19, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Ecologist tracks tick-borne diseases beyond their usual borders

As spring blooms, people in the Northeast and Midwest look forward to spending more time outdoors—which also means plotting ways to avoid the disease carrying black-legged deer tick. This year new research shows that people ...

dateMar 27, 2015 in
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