Womack: Antarctica trip 'life-changing experience,' opportunity to understand research

Members of Congress get a close-up view of research

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., holds a glass vial with air collected at the South Pole Observatory in Antarctica. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Alex Thomas).
U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., holds a glass vial with air collected at the South Pole Observatory in Antarctica. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Alex Thomas).


WASHINGTON -- In a cabinet in U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's Capitol Hill office is what appears to be a seemingly empty vial.

While the sealed glass bottle does not have any visible solids, it contains something gathered during a recent trip by the Republican from Rogers: air collected at the South...