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The Rocket Scientist in McMurdo, from yesterday: He’s the small speck of white (those are his pants) in front of the blue building. He wrote yesterday that it was warm (34 Fahrenheit!) and that he had seen an Emperor penguin. … Continue reading

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Today, the Rocket Scientist has Antarctic “Survival School.”  He’s excited.  I’m not. Before scientists are allowed to go into the interior to do their research, they have to demonstrate that they can handle the conditions.  They are tossed on the … Continue reading

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The Rocket Scientist just texted a picture of him and other scientists in the plane that will take him from Christchurch, New Zealand to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.  They have been prevented from going for days, and yesterday they got an … Continue reading

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Not a lot of people could do that

When I mentioned to the Rocket Scientist that “Elf’s Lament” by the Barenaked Ladies is “the theme song for the Occupy North Pole movement,” he cracked up.  “Oh, we need to do that next summer,” he cackled, referring to him … Continue reading

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To the ends of the earth…

At the gift shop in Resolute Bay, Nunavit, you can buy a shirt that says “Resolute Bay is not the end of the world, but you can see it from here.” Not many people live in Resolute — 215, as … Continue reading

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