What We Can Learn From Microscopic Life In Antarctica : Short Wave Our colleagues at the TED Radio Hour introduce us to wildlife filmmaker Ariel Waldman. She says the coldest continent is brimming with invisible life that can only be seen through microscopes, including tardigrades (one of Maddie's favorite critters).

Listen to the full TED Radio Hour episode, Through The Looking Glass, here.
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What We Can Learn From Microscopic Life In Antarctica

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What We Can Learn From Microscopic Life In Antarctica

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What We Can Learn From Microscopic Life In Antarctica

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Aerial view of AJAX Glacier and O'Connor rock in the area near Comandante Ferraz Station, in King George Island, Antarctica. Alessandro Dahan/Getty Images hide caption

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Aerial view of AJAX Glacier and O'Connor rock in the area near Comandante Ferraz Station, in King George Island, Antarctica.

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Our colleagues at the TED Radio Hour introduce us to wildlife filmmaker Ariel Waldman. She says the coldest continent is brimming with invisible life that can only be seen through microscopes, including tardigrades (one of Maddie's favorite critters).

Listen to the full TED Radio Hour episode, Through The Looking Glass, here. Follow TED Radio Hour and host Manoush Zomorodi on Twitter.

The TED Radio production staff includes Jeff Rogers, Sanaz Meshkinpour, Rachel Faulkner, Diba Mohtasham, James Delahoussaye, J.C. Howard, Katie Monteleone, Maria Paz Gutierrez, Christina Cala, Matthew Cloutier and Farrah Safari, with help from Daniel Shukin.