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Antarctic microbe produces potential cancer-fighting drug
The Antarctic Sun
Monday April 18, 2022

Researchers map the genetic machinery behind a natural anti-cancer compound from Antarctica for the first time

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Ocean giants' appetites are larger than we thought
The Antarctic Sun
Thursday April 14, 2022

Blue whales eat seven Space Shuttles worth of food every year, new research finds

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Recordings of live chats with researchers in Antarctica
USAP Headlines
Thursday April 07, 2022

You can now watch both of our live chats on the NSF YouTube channel playlist.

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Tug of War builds camaraderie between Americans and New Zealanders
The Antarctic Sun
Wednesday April 06, 2022

A friendly competition brings Antarcticans from neighboring bases closer together for fun and games at the Governor General's Cup.

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Forever chemicals lingering in Antarctic marine mammals
The Antarctic Sun
Monday April 04, 2022

New research finds Antarctic seals and killer whales still have persistent organic pollutants stored in their blubber, despite many countries having phased out production of these toxic chemicals, some as long as

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Office of Polar Programs News

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Introducing the Polar Science Early Career Community Office

Introducing the Polar Science Early Career Community Office

Office of Polar Programs News
Monday April 18, 2022

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) has officially launched!


UPDATE: 2022-2023 Media visits to the Arctic and Antarctic

UPDATE: 2022-2023 Media visits to the Arctic and Antarctic

Office of Polar Programs News
Tuesday April 12, 2022

The health and safety of the polar research community continues to be NSF's top priority.


Media

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View current and historical photos profiling science, scenery, wildlife, and more.


The Antarctic Sun

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The official source for news of the United States Antarctic Program and US Antarctic Stations.

Features

Special Report

A site map of the proposed new McMurdo Station taken from the NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Report

Take a look at the National Science Foundation's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.