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Antarctica

Coldest Place on Earth

March 15, 2013, 11:31 am

What is it like at the coldest place on Earth?

Japanese Whaling Fleet Dropped Fuel in Antarctic, Sea Shepherd Says

February 18, 2013, 12:19 pm

Sea Shepherd said that it discovered a Japanese whaling refueling ship had dropped fuel into Antarctic waters.

Piece of Antarctica Twice the Size of UK Named After Queen Elizabeth

December 18, 2012, 2:04 pm

Queen Elizabeth II was given a unique gift by the British government: a large chunk of Antarctica is now named after her.

Ancient Microbes Survive Beneath Icy Surface of Antarctic Lake

December 3, 2012, 4:00 pm

A viable community of bacteria has been found eking out a living in a dark, salty, and subfreezing environment beneath nearly 20 meters of ice in one of Antarctica’s most [...]

Polar Ice Loss Increased ‘Five-Fold’ in 20 Years

November 29, 2012, 7:38 pm

Over the past two decades, ice melting in Greenland and Antarctica caused an 11-millimeter rise in the world’s sea levels, said a recent study.

Australia’s $46 Million Antarctic Runway is Melting

October 24, 2012, 3:55 pm

Australia’s Antarctic runway is melting, prompting the government to seek a replacement airstrip.

Polar Ice Is Melting … Or Is It?

October 8, 2012, 7:15 pm

Despite that polar ice melt has been widely reported for years, getting to the bottom of what is actually going on with the icecaps is not a straightforward matter.

Research Finds New Insight into Origin of Cosmic Rays

April 21, 2012, 5:16 pm

Analysis of data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory recently provided new insight into one of the most enduring mysteries in physics: the production of cosmic rays.

Swimming with Penguins in Antarctica

April 14, 2012, 7:04 pm

I was sitting on a small rock at the foot of a large cliff on an island surrounded by a choppy grey ocean. All around me were more rocks, snow-flecked volcanic craters, and surging swells of water rolling in from [...]

Scientists Census Emperor Penguins With Satellites

April 13, 2012, 6:14 pm

Nearly 600,000 emperor penguins have been recorded in Antarctica, almost double previous estimates, with satellite mapping technology.


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