Antarctica's Larsen ice shelf on the verge of collapse
May 18, 2015, 11:05 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The ice shelf won't contribute to sea level rise, but the glaciers that fed into it will.
What's the cause of Antarctica's 'Blood Falls'?
April 29, 2015, 9:47 a.m. by Becky Oskin
The organisms that thrive in the Dry Valleys could give scientists insights into Mars's history.
Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning fast
March 30, 2015, 10:14 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Ice shelves don't contributed to sea level rise, but their collapse can result in glaciers melting faster than they normally would.
Secret hideout helped penguins survive the ice age
March 10, 2015, 10:59 a.m. by Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Due to the extreme cold and then larger land area, penguins had to be choosy about where they set up breeding areas.
Surprise! Fish lurk in Antarctica's dark underworld
January 23, 2015, 12:05 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The aquatic creatures likely survive on microscopic marine creatures that have been released by melting glacial ice.
When an iceberg flips, what does it look like?
January 21, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
If you ever wanted to know what an iceberg looks like underneath the waves, then check out these striking images captured during an expedition to Antarctica last month.
'Penguin Post Office' to offer look at Antarctica's most popular tourist spot
January 17, 2015, 1:50 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
PBS special to reveal how a colony of 3,000 gentoo penguins and staff at a unique British post office all live together at the edge of the world.
Rapid warming hits Antarctica's shallow seas
December 5, 2014, 11:50 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
West Antarctica has been hit the hardest over the past 40 years, surrendering glacial ice to temperatures that have increased by 1.2 degrees since the 1970s.
Robot sub finds surprisingly thick Antarctic sea ice
November 24, 2014, 2:11 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The new findings suggest that Antarctica is home to 'significant areas of thick ice' that aren't included in climate models.
Antarctica's mysterious mountains preserved by ice
November 21, 2014, 12:03 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The Gamburtsev mountains' peaks and ridges would be the continent's highest spot...if only their icy ceiling would melt.
Robot gliders study Antarctic ice melt from below
November 11, 2014, 11:07 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The battery-drive robots found that currents push up pulses of warm water that flow beneath icebergs, contributing to melting rates.