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What makes Antarctica inhospitable to life also makes it ideal for astronomy.
Heat-trapping gases play a major role in polar climate change.
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Living along the continental coastline of Antarctica are the emperors and the Adélies.
Four times over 100-plus years, major initiatives have brought together scientists from around the globe to collaboratively study the poles.
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
"Mac Town," the first stop for many scientists in Antarctica, is the same as any town–only different.
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
Land of ice and people
Meet Bart Hopkin, who listens closely to the subtle sonic qualities of wood, water, and pipes as he creates new instruments.
Walk in the shoes of Dean Hudson. As a visually impaired person, Dean depends on audio clues to navigate through the world.
Get a lesson in listening from Doniga Markegard, an expert wildlife tracker.
See if you can put these sounds back together in this sonic jigsaw puzzle.
How do different sounds combine to make the unique audio environments of specific places? Build the soundscapes of a beach and a train station.
Play a memory concentration game: Listen closely then match pairs of sounds.
Close your eyes and listen to tell where the paddle is when you play this all-listening version of the classic game Pong.
Listen to bird songs and try to figure out which are songs, which are companion calls, and which are alarms.
Learn about the giants of the polar seas.
Summertime in the Arctic is for the birds
White-coated Arctic icons, these supreme hunters are under threat
Who lives in the Arctic, and how did they get there?
Lisa Miller is a mechanic and teacher who shows her auto shop students how to use their listening skills to fix cars.
There's more to polar ice than just frozen water. Learn about the many varieties of ice found at the poles and how and where they form.
The frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctica
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