For 15 million years, a frozen lake has been hidden deep beneath Antarctica’s frozen crust, possibly concealing prehistoric or unknown (and perhaps dangerous) life. (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). Now Russian scientists are on the getting ready to discover its secrets.

The Russians have been drilling through the ice for weeks in a race to reach the bottom before the end of the Arctic summer. In CNews, Alissa de Carbonnel quotes polar researcher Alexei Turkeyev as saying, "There’s only a bit left to go."
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