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Ice Stories:  Adélie Penguins Tending the Nest (Clip)
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00:00:11
Adélie penguins sitting on eggs in their nests at Cape Royds, Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: adélies, penguins, nests, eggs, behavior, cape royds, antarctica


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Ice Stories:  Adélie Penguins Tobogganning (Clip)
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00:00:45
Adélie penguins engaging in a behavior called tobogganning. Like sledding, penguins cruise along the slick ice on their bellies -- a faster way of traveling than by walking.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: adélies, penguins, behavior, cape royds, antarctica


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Ice Stories:   Life on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (Podcast)
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00:02:58
In this audio dispatch, correspondent Jack Walter describes his first week at the team's field camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Hear about their research on lakes under the glaciers and get a slice of life as a remote polar scientist.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice, glacier, west antarctic ice sheet, remote, camping, antarctica, deep field, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Life on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Ice Stories:  Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome: Part 1 (Podcast)
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00:03:56
In this audio dispatch, correspondent Saffia Hossainzadeh describes her journey to her team's deep field site via a stop at Siple Dome station. In part one, hear about the difficulties involved in escorting 700 pounds of explosives through Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: siple dome, antarctica, explosives, seismic, deep field, camping, glaciers, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome

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Ice Stories:  Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome: Part 2 (Podcast)
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In this audio dispatch, correspondent Saffia Hossainzadeh describes her journey to her team's deep field site via a stop at Siple Dome station. In part two, hear about our combat-style landing at Siple Dome’s remote air strip.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: siple dome, antarctica, explosives, seismic, deep field, camping, glaciers, glaciology

Links: Dispatch: Escorting Dynamite Through Siple Dome

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Ice Stories:  Traverse across Frozen McMurdo Sound (Clip)
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00:02:40
This video captures the energy and excitement of traversing across the sea ice to the Offshore New Harbor Field Camp.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: traverse, mcmurdo sound, sea ice, skidoos, snowmobiles, antarctica

Links: Dispatch: Journey to Our Field Camp

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Evidence:  Who Is (Clip)
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Geneticist Mark Stoneking discusses a special type of genetic material called mitochondrial DNA gets passed directly from mother to child. Largely unchanged from generation to generation, this genetic material gives researchers a way to track populations back in time.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science

Keywords: mitochondrial dna

Links: Transcript (in English)
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Evidence:  Learning from Neanderthal DNA (Clip)
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00:01:30
Evolutionary geneticist Ed Green discusses the key questions researchers hope to answer by analyzing the Neanderthal genome.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): General Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: neanderthal genome

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Evidence:  What Can We Learn from a Tooth? (Clip)
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00:00:59
Anthropologist Tanya Smith explains that invisible microstructure inside teeth creates a durable record of life history, including events such as birth, illness, famine, stress, and death.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science

Keywords: teeth

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Evidence:  How Do Bones and Teeth Grow? (Clip)
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00:01:53
Anthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin explains that unlike teeth, bones undergo a lifelong process called remodeling, in which they are constantly being destroyed and recreated.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science

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