Science In Antartica

Guests: James Jackson Assistant Director Center for Astrophysics Research in Antartica (CARA) Associate Professor of Astronomy Boston University Boston, Massachusetts Scott Borg Program Director Office of Polar Programs Antarctic Geology and Geophysics Program National Science Foundation Arlington, Virginia Dr. Alan Lockwood Professor of Neurology, Nuclear Medecine, and Communicative Disorders and Sciences State University of New York Research Physician Veterans Administration Hospital Buffalo, New York Dr. Richard Salvi Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences State University of New York Buffalo, New York This month, a fifty year ban on mining in Anatartica went into effect, designating the continent "a natural reserve devoted to peace and science." Now that nearly 10 per cent of the earth's land, and the surrounding ocean, is to be used for science, what kind of science will be done? In this hour, a look at what scientists are learning in Antartica, and what they hope to learn in the future. Plus, a report on the region of the brain responsible for tinnitus.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.