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December 2009 Archives

Why Take Students to Antarctica?

Donal Manahan, December 24 — Why are the earth’s poles important? The pioneering work of early polar explorers and scientists sparked the public’s interest in polar regions, yet what occurred there seemed remote and of less than pressing relevance for...

Go South, Young Scientist

What land mass A) holds 70 percent of the world’s fresh water, but almost no animal life, B) was settled only about a hundred years ago and C) hosts exactly one prestigious summer workshop for young biologists?The answer is a...

About the Blog Authors

Lead blogger Donal Manahan is director of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He is the creator and leader of the annual International Graduate Training Course in Antarctic Marine Biology,...

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What land mass A) holds 70 percent of the world’s fresh water, but almost no animal life, B) was settled only about a hundred years ago and C) hosts exactly one prestigious summer workshop for young biologists?The answer is a...