Sampling huts on Station No. 1 at Lake Baikal, Siberia.
Gas bubbles from submerged wood at the shore frozen into the ice at Lake Stechlin in Brandenburg, Germany, in 2011.
Odd ice formations
Ice at the southern shore within a reed stand, at Lake Stechlin in Brandenburg, Germany, in 2011.
Deep, dark samples
Researchers Mike Sturm and Lena Vologina extract sediment cores from frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia.
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Mindy Weisberger is an editor at Scholastic and a former Live Science channel editor and senior writer. She has reported on general science, covering climate change, paleontology, biology, and space. Mindy studied film at Columbia University; prior to Live Science she produced, wrote and directed media for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Her videos about dinosaurs, astrophysics, biodiversity and evolution appear in museums and science centers worldwide, earning awards such as the CINE Golden Eagle and the Communicator Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in Scientific American, The Washington Post and How It Works Magazine.