Life in Antarctic lake Vostok? It's everywhere else
The week in science: hope for drilling breakthrough to Antarctic lake; AstraZeneca's neuroscience cuts; and how land-grabs threaten Africa's sustainable development. Vostok drilling Russian researchers drilling down to the subglacial Lake Vostok,
Opening a scientific frontier miles under the Antarctic ice, Russian experts drilled down and finally reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake, an achievement the mission chief likened to placing a man on the moon. Lake Vostok could hold
The Russian scientists drilling into ancient buried Antarctic Lake Vostok have reached their destination, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reported today. The team is apparently alive and well despite a week of suspicious
Truly mind-blowing for modern science, the 20-million-year-old Antarctic lake drilling is a life-or-death trial for explorers believes RT's correspondent Sean Thomas, who covered some research on the icy continent.
life from the distant past and clues to the search for life on other planets. Finally touching the surface of Lake Vostok, the largest of nearly 400 subglacial lakes in Antarctica, is a major discovery avidly anticipated by scientists around the world.