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Scientists Look at Ancient Rocks to Figure Out How Fast Polar Ice Will Melt

Learning firsthand how research beneļ¬ts from human virtues like tenacity and creativity

In 2009 my friend Maureen Raymo, then a professor at Boston University, invited me to join her geology expedition to Australia. At first, the trip’s purpose seemed arcane to me: Raymo would study sea level during the geologic period called the Pliocene.…
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by: Daniel Grossman – August 10, 2012


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