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How Harry Truman Might Just Save Our Ass, Again

To what extent should public opinion dictate the direction of federally funded scientific research? ¬†Do we trust ourselves to make these choices, or should we put it in the hands of those with strict scientific backgrounds? When¬†scientific advancements are made … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Marco Flagg was born in Germany. He is a self-taught engineer who found himself in Antarctica testing an under-ice navigation system he had designed and built. As a kid, he had biked his way across Europe and hitch-hiked the oceans … Continue reading

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Permissive Piracy: How to Steal a Ship, Swindle the Crew, and become a National Hero

The story of the race to the bottom of the world, and how a crazy Norwegian stole the South Pole from Brits. Continue reading

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The Magnesium Night Light: An Infrared Rose with a Touch, of Grey – A Phil Lesh guide to Photography

A practical guide for photographing Aurora’s, this post also gives the reader some history of McMurdo all while bringing them along for a wild ride of “training” on the world’s southernmost continent. Continue reading

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Kia Ora

An entertaining summary of the logistical steps necessary for travel to Antarctica. Continue reading

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