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The North Icelandic Irminger Current may be seen as the Gulf Stream’s little finger. Follow this finger to its tip in Stefanie Semper's account of her new study.

The deep-ocean floor is the least explored ecosystem on the planet. DNA collected during 15 international deep-sea expeditions reveal the regions and organisms most important for removing carbon from the surface. Tristan Cordier writes about his new study.

Pollen can travel far through the air, allowing scientists who find them to trace the winds of the past. In South Georgia ancient pollen may reveal shifts in the westerlies.

With equipment normally found in hospitals, geologists can analyze material quicker. Jan Magne Cederstrøm writes about the use of CT scans in a study of debris transported by glaciers.