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Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica

(NATIONAL GEORGRAPHIC) by Elaina Zachos – Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was carpeted with prehistoric greenery. Now, scientists may have uncovered clues about what happened in the “Great

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Extreme Astronomy Unlocks Cosmic Secrets From the South Pole

(SEEKER) – The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter.  By

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Vast Iceberg Poised to Crack Off Antarctica

(RTÉ News) – A massive iceberg, expected to be one of the biggest ever recorded with an area about the quarter of the size of Leinster, is poised to break

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Antarctic Sponge Yields MRSA-Killing Compound

(INTERN DAILY) – Sea sponges are mostly stationary, and without speed or a protective shell, their defense system is largely reliant on chemical compounds. And because bacteria poses one of

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An Expedition to Antarctica Uncovered a Treasure Trove of 71-Million-Year-Old Fossils

(GIZMODO) – Fossils are cool and during an expedition earlier this year in Antarctica, scientists from the University of Queensland scientists collected a whole ton of them, some dating back

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