Warnings from Antarctica

Science Apr 24

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Can Antarctica remain a refuge for science and peace?

Antarctica is virtually uninhabited by people. There are no roads, no cities, no government. But thanks to a remarkable Cold War diplomatic breakthrough, the last continent ever discovered remains a place devoted almost exclusively to science. William Brangham reports on…

Apr 16

The Last Continent

About 200 years ago, Antarctica was barely an idea. Today it’s a world of scientific possibility. How did we get here — and what will happen as climate change continues to threaten this pristine land and the creatures that call…