Mystery of Lake Labynkyr monster deepens with skeletal find
February 5, 2013, 11:49 a.m. by Marc Lallanilla, Life's Little Mysteries
Despite claims, the research team brought no physical evidence of their purported creature to the surface.
Antarctic plane crash kills all 3 aboard
January 28, 2013, 3:09 p.m. by Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet
Harsh arctic weather has hindered the investigation, wreckage clearing and remains recovery of a plane crash that killed the 3 mean aboard.
Antarctic lake drilling gets cleaner, more advanced
January 28, 2013, 10:42 a.m. by Govert Schilling, LiveScience
Seeking knowledge of ice dynamics, scientists are drilling into an Antarctic lake in a much cleaner and hi-tech fashion than last year's drilling into the nearby arctic Lake Vostok.
Antarctic science balloon shatters longest flight record
January 24, 2013, 8:40 a.m. by Clara Moskowitz
A weather balloon called the Super-TIGER cosmic ray detector has broken the record for the longest balloon-borne experiment in Antarctica, and is still going strong.
'Critter cam' reveals secrets of penguin hunts
January 21, 2013, 4 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Videos, captured by cameras attached to the birds, reveal that penguins use shallow dives when going for fish, but plunge deep to capture krill.
Antarctica glacier's retreat 'unprecedented'
January 15, 2013, 3:50 p.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
Pine Island Glacier holds back part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet, whose thinning ice is contributing to sea level rise.
Ranulph Fiennes prepares for 'Coldest Journey on Earth'
January 7, 2013, 10:35 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Famed explorer flies to Cape Town in preparation for a 6-month expedition to lead the first team across Antarctica during the southern winter on foot.
Antarctic Lake Ellsworth drilling mission called off
December 27, 2012, 2:25 p.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer
British researchers will continue the race to find life in subglacial lakes in 2013.
Mission to drill into buried Antarctic lake hits snag
December 20, 2012, 11:35 a.m. by Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor
A circuit used in the main boiler that supplies hot water to the drill has burned out twice. The team is awaiting resupply.
Historic campsite discovered on Antarctica
December 13, 2012, 6 p.m. by Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet
Explorers found one of the campsites that belonged to a group that was racing to be the first to reach the South Pole more than 100 years ago.
Bizarre creature found in 200-million-year-old cocoon
December 10, 2012, 11 a.m. by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience
The tiny organism lived during the Late Triassic Period, when the Earth was much warmer, with dense rain forests flourishing.
Ancient microbes flourish beneath Antarctic lake sealed under ice
November 26, 2012, 4:46 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet
Scientists were surprised to find not only high-levels of carbon-based compounds but chemicals like nitrous oxide and molecular hydrogen as well.