How to make a scientist vomit---and thank you for it

The Drake Passage is infamous. Supposedly, it's nearly impossible to make the crossing to without throwing up----a lot. But few "civilians" ever get to experience the passage, and it's ultimate goal----Antarctica.

Devorah Bennu is an exceptional science writer and photographer. Reading her blog is like getting a daily dose of National Geographic, except free and good. Her science career was famously interrupted, but she has used the interregnum to become one of the webs best popularizers of science.

And now she has a chance to go to Antarctica as an official expedition blogger, sending us all photos and stories of the most fascinating place on the planet (oh, and there's birds too, and no one knows birds like Devorah). So go now and vote for her to go to Antarctica. She's in third place, and if we get her up into first, she'll be off to the Drake Passage. It costs you nothing, and you won't regret it. You can make her puke, and she'll thank you for it. What could be better?

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I made it across the Drake Passage (twice) without a single puke (thanks to the blessed scopolamine patch)and I get seasick in a bathtub.
I am happy to vote for Devorah. Antarctica was an amazing and unforgettable experience.

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