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December 2018 - Lapse in Government Appropriations Dec 22, 2018

December 2018 - Lapse in Government Appropriations

As of midnight, December 21, 2018, the U.S. government is experiencing a lapse in appropriations. Until the situation is resolved, please refer to the OPM.gov web site regarding the status for federal employees. However, we expect the U.S. Antarctic Program to remain operational under our contractor for the foreseeable future.


Science Magazine Names IceCube Neutrino Discovery as One of 10 Finalists for 2018 Breakthrough of the Year Dec 21, 2018

Science Magazine Names IceCube Neutrino Discovery as One of 10 Finalists for 2018 Breakthrough of the Year

Science magazine has named the detection of a high-energy neutrino by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at OPP's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station as one of nine runners-up for the science breakthrough of 2018.


50 Years Of Weddell Seals Dec 21, 2018

50 Years Of Weddell Seals

For a half a century, generations of researchers have studied various aspects of the life cycle of generations of Weddell seals around Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, making them some of the most closely studied mammals on the planet.


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