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.
IceBridge Antarctic mission flies final 2012 flight
November 20, 2012, 4:20 p.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
IceBridge is a six-year campaign to survey and monitor areas of Earth's polar ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice and how they respond to climate change.
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.
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