From the Publisher: Jan 15 1990

Usually the greatest logistical difficulty that science journalists face is persuading busy scientists to make time for interviews. Reporting this week's cover on Antarctica, though, presented a slightly different challenge: the lonely research teams who work there were more than happy to talk to a reporter, but the trick was to get to them. There are no commercial flights to the continent, and hitching a ride on a ship can take weeks. For associate editor Michael Lemonick, months of planning paid off last December, when he climbed aboard a military C-130 transport bound from New Zealand for McMurdo Station, a U.S....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!