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September 30, 2014
New Chapter Begins: 2014-15 Antarctic Field Season Kicks Off new item New Chapter Begins: 2014-15 Antarctic Field Season Kicks Off

Two aircraft carrying more than 160 people landed on a runway made of ice on the Ross Ice Shelf on Tuesday, kicking off the 2014-15 field season for the U.S. Antarctic Program.

August 21, 2014
Antarctic Insect's Newly Sequenced Genome is Smallest to Date Antarctic Insect's Newly Sequenced Genome is Smallest to Date

Scientists who sequenced the genome of the Antarctic midge suspect the genome's small size - the smallest in insects described to date - can probably be explained by the midge's adaptation to its extreme living environment.

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