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April 13, 2006

aurora over South Pole station
The Shining
The aurora australis snakes across the South Pole sky in displays whose beauty awed the Harvard researchers wintering there. The scientists also entertained themselves with themely movies like 'The Shining' and 'The Thing,' in which an alien attacks researchers in an isolated Antarctic base. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Antarctic Program)
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'Wintering-over' at the South Pole
Solitude, beauty, discovery

Eating plants that grow on plants
Learning about the interaction between plants and their parasites

Wedging the world to a cleaner energy future
Princeton's Socolow lays out path to address warming

Evolution follows few of the possible paths to antibiotic resistance
Bacteria gain resistance from only a handful of 120 possible five-step mutational paths in a key gene

Ants are surprisingly ancient, arising 140-168 million years ago
Insects flourished with the rise of flowering plants





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