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Polar Star to assist trapped ships

Monday, 6 January 2014, 2:54 pm | National Science Foundation

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is responding to a request from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to assist the Russian-flagged Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese-flagged Xue Long, which are ice-bound in Antarctic waters about 850 nautical ... More >>

The Hidden Cost Of Genetically Modified Foods

Monday, 9 November 2009, 1:53 pm | National Science Foundation

University Park, Pa.-Genetically modified squash plants that are resistant to a debilitating viral disease become more vulnerable to a fatal bacterial infection, according to biologists. "Cultivated squash is susceptible to a variety of viral diseases and ... More >>

Rock May Prove Antarctica & N. America Connection

Friday, 18 July 2008, 7:32 am | National Science Foundation

A lone granite boulder found against all odds high atop a glacier in Antarctica may provide additional key evidence to support a theory that parts of the southernmost continent once were connected to North America hundreds of millions of years ago. More >>