Skip Logos, Search and Top Navigation
Skip to Top Navigation

Latest News

Don Voigt’s Blog from WAIS Divide Camp; 79º 28’S, 112º 05’W


Into The GrinderI don't know how it got to be the 9th already. The days are ticking away and we have a lot of drilling left. We are now in the part of the season I call "The Grinder". Others call it... read more

Digging up bones: Elementary school students sort dirt, rocks for lessons on fossils, geosciences


By Mike Dawson — UNIVERSITY PARK — Using pairs of tweezers, fifth-graders from Houserville Elementary School picked through dirt and rocks to find fossils from 15,000-year-... read more

Geoscientist studies Antarctic ice shelf, ocean interaction


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Sridhar Anandakrishnan is away for the winter holiday, somewhere summer is in full swing -- an ice sheet at the end of the Earth. The Penn State professor of geosciences is... read more

Don Voigt’s Blog from WAIS Divide Camp; 79º 28’S, 112º 05’W


Gone FishingFor the first time in seven years of drilling in the WAIS Divide borehole, we left something down there yesterday. For those not familiar with drilling, it is common for stuff to fall... read more

Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A series of rapid environmental changes in East Africa roughly 2 million years ago may be responsible for driving human evolution, according to researchers at Penn State and... read more