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  • Invisible fossils of the first animals

    This stone core was drilled from an ancient seabed that now lies nearly 3 miles underground. The dark color comes from oil left behind by bacteria and animals that lived over 500 million years ago. The white color comes from salt left behind by the sea.

    This stone core was drilled from an ancient seabed that now lies nearly 3 miles underground. The dark color comes from oil left behind by bacteria and animals that lived over 500 million years ago. The white color comes from salt left behind by the sea.

  • In Antarctica watch the heat (and your step)

    The tortures of Antarctica include not only cold, but also heat. I discovered it nearly every morning.

    As I woke in my tiny tent, in the middle of a million square miles of ice, I struggled to get my clothes off quickly enough. The thermometer hanging in my tent often read over 30ºC. One time it even said 37ºC!

  • Where rivers run uphill

    A team of scientists prepares to camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to study lakes and rivers beneath the ice.

    A team of scientists prepares to camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to study lakes and rivers beneath the ice.

  • Letting molecules do the work

    Getting startedYeon Sik Jung puts chemicals onto a silicon wafer at start of an experiment in the clean room. Credit: D. Fox

    Watching Yeon Sik Jung’s slow, careful movements, you sense that he’s doing something important. But it’s way too small to see.

    Jung (pronounced Yoong) is dressed in white from head to toe. He wears a white jumpsuit, white boots, a white mask with goggles and a white cap on his head.

  • Letting molecules do the work

    Watching Yeon Sik Jung’s slow, careful movements, you sense that he’s doing something important. But it’s way too small to see.

    Jung (pronounced Yoong) is dressed in white from head to toe. He wears a white jumpsuit, white boots, a white mask with goggles and a white cap on his head.

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