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Inside of the Blue Ice Drill tent, drillers Tanner Kuhl (left) and Elizabeth Morton (right) work with graduate students Austin Carter, Jacob Morgan and postdoctoral fellow Sarah Shackleton in Antarctica in 2019. John Higgins hide caption

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Scientists Have Found Some Truly Ancient Ice, But Now They Want Ice That's Even Older

Ice is usually ephemeral; it doesn't last that long before melting. But some ice on our planet has stayed frozen for millions of years, according to scientists on a quest to find the oldest ice.

Inside of the Blue Ice Drill tent, drillers Tanner Kuhl (left) and Elizabeth Morton (right) work with graduate students Austin Carter, Jacob Morgan and postdoctoral fellow Sarah Shackleton in Antarctica in 2019. John Higgins hide caption

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Scientists Have Found Some Truly Ancient Ice, But Now They Want Ice That's Even Older

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Joseph Patton, at home in Santa Monica, Calif., told StoryCorps last year that he was given an undesirable discharge for being friends with openly gay men in the military. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Gay Veteran Remembers Serving In Silence

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As the Palm Springs Surf Club's chief hydro officer, Cheyne Magnusson will be in charge of using a powerful pneumatic system to tailor-make waves for surfers. He likens it to being a wave DJ. Matt Guilhem /KCRW hide caption

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Some See Desert As Next Surfing Hot Spot

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The Lost and Found outdoor art exhibit asks residents to consider the question: What have you lost, and what have you found in 2020? Sarah Silbiger for NPR hide caption

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It Used To Be Just A Fence. It Became A Tribute To Things Lost And Found In 2020

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