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South Pole hosts its first-ever PhD defense

South Pole hosts its first-ever PhD defense

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Wednesday January 12, 2022

A PhD student wintering in Antarctica became possibly the first person to successfully defend their dissertation from the South Pole.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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Tuesday January 11, 2022

Celebrating 2022 with a new South Pole marker.


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Turkey Trot brings holiday cheer to McMurdo Station

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More than 90 Antarcticans participated in this year's Turkey Trot, an annual 5K race that takes place on Thanksgiving at McMurdo Station.


Dec
03
2021

Happy Thanksgiving from Antarctica!

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Over the weekend, deployed personnel were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with their friends on the ice.



Nov
18
2021

U.S. Antarctic stations celebrate Polar Pride Day

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Polar Pride Day celebrates the LGBTQ+ individuals who support and conduct polar research. Polar Pride demonstrates the international commitment to supporting and enhancing diversity in polar research.


Nov
17
2021

Honoring the military on Veteran's Day

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Since the early days of Antarctic exploration, the U.S. military has played a critical role.


Nov
16
2021

Research Update: Scientists improve constraints on Physics of the Big Bang from the South Pole

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Data from the BICEP/Keck experiments at the South Pole may hold the key in unlocking answers about the early Universe.


Nov
15
2021

Watch Antarctica's penguins from the comfort of your couch

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This season, there are two penguin cams to give you an 'up close' look at Adelie penguin colonies in Antarctica.


Nov
12
2021

Report from the 2021 Antarctic Subsea Cable Workshop

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The June 2021 workshop addressed the feasibility and value of deploying a new optical fiber submarine cable system to supply high-speed internet connectivity to McMurdo Station.


Nov
10
2021

Happy Anniversary, IceCube!

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This year marks 10 years since the first run of data collection at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Learn more about the past 10 years of IceCube with fun resources and stories.


Nov
08
2021

Research Update: As Antarctic Sea Ice Shrinks, Microbial Biodiversity and CO2 Absorption Decline

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The Western Antarctic Peninsula is warming, but little research exists about the long-term impacts the changing region has on the area's microscopic biodiversity and carbon cycling.


Nov
04
2021

VIDEO: NSF research with a 'seal' of approval: Meet the Weddell seal research team

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The Antarctic season is underway, and so is the Weddell seal research team from Montana State University!


Nov
02
2021

Antarctic Artists and Writers participant brings art to COP26

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As the United Nations Climate Change Conference gets underway, artist Xavier Cortada wants to reframe risks associated with climate change and sea-level rise.


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