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Arctic and Antarctic

looks at research being conducted in the two polar regions of earth. These vast, icy, inhospitable environments provide "natural laboratories" for scientists to study basic questions: How did the universe begin? Is earth's climate changing? What are the limits of life in extreme environments? (National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

Long imagined to be virtual dead zones, the polar regions are actually living laboratories where scientists can study the mechanisms of evolution and adaptation to some of the harshest conditions on earth.
Sunlight plays off the Canada Glacier in the Wright Valley, one of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Credit: Peter Doran, National Science Foundation

Changing global climate?

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