Taking The Temperature Of The Universe

As a physician, taking temperatures is something very familiar to me.  Temperature has long been considered one of the “vital signs” used in conjunction with a constellation of other pieces of information to determine patient’s state of health.  At Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station much effort is directed to taking the temperature of the universe.  This … More Taking The Temperature Of The Universe

Angry August

The month of August marks an interesting period in the Antarctic winter season, at least at the South Pole.  We are still three months away from the arrival of new faces, fresh food, mail, and those wonderful (special) people who have been identified as our reliefs.  For the past six months we have endured isolation … More Angry August