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U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory Featured in New York Times Magazine Piece on Global Repositories Jul 18, 2017

U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory Featured in New York Times Magazine Piece on Global Repositories

The NSF-funded laboratory, in Lakewood, Colo., which stores, curates, and studies ice cores recovered from around the world--including the Arctic and Antarctic--is among the facilities worldwide featured in a July 13 New York Times Magazine story headlined "Arks of the Apocalypse."


The Prehistoric Forests of the Frozen Continent Jul 13, 2017

The Prehistoric Forests of the Frozen Continent

Paleontologists uncovered the fossil remnants of the oldest forest yet discovered in Antarctica. At about 270 million years old, the fossils come from an extinct species of tree known as Glossopteris. The fossils promise to offer paleontologists insights into the prehistoric climate and ecology of Antarctica, and the dramatic ecological changes that were about to sweep across the continent.


VIDEO: The World's Most Remote Independence Day Celebration? Jul 6, 2017

VIDEO: The World's Most Remote Independence Day Celebration?

Marching bands, fire engines, and baton twirlers are standbys of Independence Day celebrations, temperatures of -17 Fahrenheit and pitch darkness? Not so much. But as a morale booster at NSF's McMurdo Station, this short celebration--held during station lunch hour--raised spirits on the nation's birthday. See it all in this roughly four-minute video.


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