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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
By passing the winter frozen as solid as a holiday fruit cake, the wood frog breaks all rules. Scientists hoping to preserve human organs are paying close attention.
Take a virtual journey to the frog capital of the world, Rayne, Louisiana.
Explore the mythological significance of frogs in cultures around the world.
Hear audio clips of the ambient sounds of the rain forest at night near Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Use dominoes to model a nerve cell's transmission of a signal
Think you have a lot in common with a kiwi fruit? Genetically speaking, you do.
Discover the difference between taste and smell.
Find links relevant to research at the poles.
See recent articles on polar science.
Can making up stories improve your memory? Try it!
A model for heart development
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