Oct 152012

Rosie and Chris talk about Antarctic aliens. These are not aliens from outer space, but plants growing in Antarctica in parts where there is no ice. Researchers have found that the seeds are brought into Antarctica on the clothes of visiting scientists and students. Listen to the programme to find out why these plants are a problem.

This week’s question: The word ‘Antarctica’ comes from Ancient Greek. Which of these definitions is right?

a) white Arctic land

b) southernmost continent

c) opposite to the arctic

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


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