PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Friday, October 18, 2013

Government Shutdown Disrupts Scientists’ Work in Antarctica

A NASA scientific balloon awaits launch in McMurdo, Antarctica, in a picture taken in December 2011. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

A NASA scientific balloon awaits launch in McMurdo, Antarctica, in a picture taken in December 2011. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

The 16 day government shutdown, despite being over, continues to affect the scientific world — all the way to the poles of the Earth.

The beginning of Antarctica’s research season begins in October and lasts about five months, until February — the region’s warmer months.

This means many scientists were delayed in starting their work and some wondered if they would lose the entire season.

Guest


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.