Math shows the coziness of penguin huddles
November 19, 2012, 10:16 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
A massive penguin huddle is a 'self-sufficient system' that allows penguins to rotate being on the outside, and thus being cold.
2 new emperor penguin colonies spied in Antarctica
November 9, 2012, 4:56 p.m. by LiveScience Staff
A tally of 6,000 chicks among the populations suggests there are more penguin parents in this part of the frozen continent than previously thought.
Antarctic ozone hole among the smallest recorded in 20 years
October 25, 2012, 9:25 a.m. by LiveScience
Warmer temperatures in the atmosphere above Antarctica this year likely contributed to the smaller ozone hole.
Affleck and Damon reteam for 'Race to the South Pole'
September 20, 2012, 11:03 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Film will be based on the true story of 2 explorers in the early 1900s and their quest to be the first to reach the South Pole.
Scientists work to reach buried Antarctic lake
September 7, 2012, 1:04 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer
It will take 3 days of drilling to reach Lake Ellsworth. Scientists will only have 24 hours to collect samples before the borehole freezes over again.
Tons of methane lurk beneath Antarctic ice
August 29, 2012, 2:10 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Studying the methane-releasing microbes along with the continent's geology, scientists estimated how much greenhouse gas could form under Antarctica.
Breeding chinstrap penguins vanish from Antarctic island
August 29, 2012, 1:12 p.m. by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience
Scientists argue that climate change, not tourism around the island, are responsible for the drop in breeding pairs.
Scientists glimpse first Antarctic sunrise in months [Photo]
August 21, 2012, 11:26 a.m. by Catie Leary
After more than 3 long months of a dark and brutal winter, researchers at the Concordia station come out of their compound to witness the honey-colored rays of sunshine.
Polar explorer's famous ship, Terra Nova, found off coast of Greenland
August 16, 2012, 6:18 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
The researchers were testing their vessel's acoustic sonar when they saw the 19th-century-ship's hull appear in the results.
'Grand Canyon' of the Antarctic discovered under the ice
July 25, 2012, 1:06 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
The rift under the ice could 'profoundly affect ice loss,' say scientists. It could allow warmer waters to seep in and gnaw away at the glacier.
Where did all the chinstrap penguins go?
June 19, 2012, 11:35 a.m. by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience
Along with Adélie penguins, chinstrap penguins may be suffering a population decline due to a decrease in krill, the primary food source for both birds.
Antarctica's coasts once lush with plant life
June 18, 2012, 12:49 p.m. by LiveScience
Shifts in rain patterns and temperatures resulted in the coasts of Antarctica resembling 'present-day Iceland' about 15 to 20 million years ago.