Polar Scientists and Astronauts Can Teach Us How to Deal with Isolation

Studies on the psychology of confinement point to the keys to overcoming the damage it causes: maintaining good humor, celebrating small victories and respecting others' space.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the strangest phone calls ever is the one connecting scientists at Concordia station, in the middle of Antarctica, to astronauts at the International Space Station, 400 kilometers above the Earth's surface.

This connection shows the great bond that unites these two human groups: the immense Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?