Stocking Up.

“A US research base in Antarctica just got a shipment of 16,500 condoms to get its staff of just 125 through the upcoming long, dark winter. The condoms are being provided to keep people from being embarrassed about buying them at the McMurdo base station. ‘Since everybody knows everyone, it becomes a bit uncomfortable,’ said McMurdo’s manager, Bill Henriksen.” We guess the old saying’s true: scientists do it better. [NY Post]