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The Last Degrees: A Grad Student’s Life in the Highest Latitudes and Coldest Temperatures on Earth

Adelie penguins checked out blogger and scientist Alex Mass during a hike across the ice.

Grad student Alex Mass is on her third research season in Antarctica. Her blog is packed with photos and videos sent straight from the Ice to you.

See what it's like to live on an icebreaker, build and sleep in a snow shelter, melt your own drinking water, shoo away penguins nibbling on your equipment, understand why Antarctic newbies are called "bunnies," work with radioactive materials, and deal with waste and trash in the ultimate "leave no trace" environment.

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