Search for life begins in lake entombed under Antarctic ice

Guardian: British scientists flew into Antarctica last on Saturday night to begin an extraordinary search for life in a stretch of water the size of Lake Windermere buried under three kilometres of solid ice. The researchers join a team of engineers who set up camp on the West Antarctic ice sheet, where the December sun shines night and day, and temperatures plunge far below freezing. In the coming days, the team will use a sterile hot water drill to bore down to the subglacial Lake Ellsworth and retrieve......

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