Monthly Archives: February 2009

Here we go again.

This morning, we put my husband on the plane to Colorado. After a few days to take care of things there, he’ll head south to Punta Arenas, Chile, to get on board the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer for a cruise … Continue reading

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I am fierce and intimidating

..apparently. I’ve been having some ‘issues’ the last few weeks trying to figure out why people around me have been acting the way they did – and realized that they must have that perception of me. Needless to say, I’m … Continue reading

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On the origin of… species?

Hang on, am I still on time with this? I made up my mind late about participating and have to start with a disclaimer: this is not going to be an in-depth discussion of the topic – just a collection … Continue reading

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A tale of fishermen, a driven lady, and a research lab at the edge of a fjord

Dr. Erla Örnólfsdóttir leads the Marine Research Center (VÖR) at Breiðafjörður, Ólafsvík, Snæfellsnes, Iceland. The institute, situated on a small peninsula at a remote fjord, currently consists of six people – including herself – and she started it from scratch … Continue reading

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We’re just whimps, really

The lab in Scott’s Hut at Cape Royds, Antarctica In 1910–1913, Captain Robert Falcon Scott made his second attempt to reach the South Pole during the Terra Nova Expedition — and never returned. The party did, however, get a good … Continue reading

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A different kind of scientific satisfaction

…because I was able to tell someone who works on ‘process B’ that someone else who works on ‘process A’ (of which ‘process B’ may be a side-effect) is going on a cruise in about a month from now, so … Continue reading

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