Reviving Ancient Viruses – A Good Thing?

  • March 9, 2014

This sounds more like a B-movie plot than the background story for contemporary research…but it is true. Scientists have revived a giant virus that was buried in Siberian ice for 30,000 years — and it is still infectious. Thankfully it targets amoebae, but the researchers…

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The Gulf Sighs With Relief As Tropical Storm Karen Disperses

  • October 7, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen briefly threatened the Gulf coast this weekend, but by Sunday it became clear that the storm was dispersing, and the National Hurricane Center — understaffed because of the government shutdown — issued no coastal warnings or watches because of the storm. What…

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Off to Antarctica to Observe Climate Change

  • February 13, 2013

Tomorrow I am heading off to Antarctica – the land of icebergs and penguins! I will be in the southern region for thirty days. We start off by leaving from Ushuaia, the tiny tip at the end of Argentina, sail though the Beagle Channel and…

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