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8 October 2010

Science Friday Needs Our Help

Unlike the UK, where a TV and Radio license  fee pays for the BBC’s slew of excellent educational programming, we have only NPR and PBS here in America. I’ve frequently compared NPR to the BBC with no money. That really about covers it….except. NPR is still fabulous. In an era where scientific ignorance seems to be at it’s peak, we have very few excellent programs on Science available. Yes, NOVA …


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1 October 2010

Looking For Answers In Ancient Ice

Back in July I spent 9 days and (at that latitude) no nights at the top of the world. Scientists from over a dozen nations made history by recovering the oldest ice ever obtained from Greenland. Year after year the snow piles up in Greenland, and as it gets buried and compressed it eventually forms a hard clear ice. That ice is 2 km thick across most of Greenland. It’s …


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