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Science Update from Antarctica

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Science Update from Antarctica

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Science Update from Antarctica

Science Update from Antarctica

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We talk with a scientist en route to the South Pole who is hoping to collect data about Earth's climate history. Also, a paleontologist talks about a 70-million-year-old baby plesiosaur out of Antarctica's permafrost. And we hear about a new telescope being built more than a mile below the surface of the ice.

Scott Borg, director of the Division of Antarctic Sciences, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation

Donal Manahan, professor of biological sciences, University of Southern California

Paul A. Mayewski, director of Climate Change Institute, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Maine

James Martin, paleontology program coordinator, professor of geology, Museum of Geology curator of vertebrate paleontology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Francis Halzen, Hilldale and Gregory Breit professor of physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison