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Full-on Fulmar Invasion

The fjord is glassy, an impossible shade of blue-green, reflecting mountains and puffy clouds back at a blue arctic sky. I am on an arctic research expedition in the Svalbard archipelago, and our zodiac is tracing a rapidly disappearing white … Continue reading

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Getting Around

Europe may have seen a historic heat wave this August, but the Biophiles kept cool by heading due north to the Svalbard archipelago, a group of islands 1000 km off the Norwegian mainland and at 78° latitude, well above the arctic … Continue reading

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Anther Smut Disease Causes Transgender Transformations

This post is the latest in a recurring series called the Difference Between Boys and Girls, which talks about gender inequality and the battle of the sexes in biology. A group of students in an arctic biology class are lying … Continue reading

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