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21 April 2023
#AntarcticLog: Something in the water
The poles make the difference in the size of certain animals. Here the colossal squid speaks about why it’s so, well, colossal!
31 March 2023
#AntarcticLog: On the trail to science
I’ve never been to Greenland or the North Pole—but one of my guilty pleasures is investigating how I’d get there if I went. This week’s #AntarcticLog is a product of this kind of woolgathering.
17 March 2023
Harnessing the power of TikTok for science communication
TikTok catapulted in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic and has now come to dominate the social media landscape. With over 1 billion monthly active users, science communicators have the potential to capitalize on TikTok’s success and share their science with a broad, engaged audience.
10 March 2023
#AntarcticLog: To the dogs
It’s on! What’s on? The Iditarod — 98 years after the history-making dog sled run, the dogs are off again, and that means it’s on.
24 February 2023
#AntarcticLog: Being Berg
So you’ve always wanted to be an iceberg, to travel the world, bestowing fresh water and, just in general, being awesome? Here’s how:
17 February 2023
#AntarcticLog: Ice is cool
Ice, my friends, is anything but basic. It does strange and unexpected things, foiling even modelers. This week’s #AntarcticLog reviews an essential principle or two.
10 February 2023
#AntarcticLog: From the top
This week’s #AntarcticLog heads to the Arctic to report on the latest from Washington, D.C.
3 February 2023
#AntarcticLog: Getting there
As the sea level rises, so many of us will be seeking higher ground. This week, I feature a new podcast using that name. It sits at that intersection of so many matters of my heart — climate change, public information, kids, science identity — and, what’s more, it’s situated where I grew up.
20 January 2023
#AntarcticLog: Antarctic Bears
When you think of Antarctic beasts, the tardigrade might not be the first to come to mind. But new research from the British Antarctic Survey shows that the ones in Antarctica represent a divergence hailing back to the time when the continent was cut off from the rest of the world.
13 January 2023
#AntarcticLog: Ecosystem Services
What makes an animal a hero? Maybe it’s the services it naturally supplies to its ecosystem — services that may help plants, waterways, other animals, and yes, humans. Some researchers are even coming up with dollar amounts that people would have to pay for the services beavers provide.