Historic Huts House Antarctic Fungi

Ernest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott certainly had more important things on their minds when they built their huts on Ross Island than the buildings' long-term structural integrity and aesthetics.

The men did their best to survive the elements, with varied success. Now, about 100 years later, their huts are getting the attention they need with the help of scientists from the University of Minnesota who are studying mold and other environmental factors that are destroying the huts.

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