Lake Vostok: Scientists race to drill into Antarctic Lake
February 5, 2012, 3:15 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
There is a decent chance the team can breach Lake Vostok, but time is running short. Temperatures have already dropped below minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
NASA image proves massive crack in Antarctic ice is growing
February 1, 2012, 3:50 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
Scientists are quick to point out that the crack isn't connected to climate change; they have been expecting a large iceberg to split off for some time.
Amazing footage of attempts to rescue ship stranded in Antarctic ice
December 27, 2011, 9:11 a.m.
Video: South Korean vessel reaches Russian ship and its 32 crew members — who had been stuck in thick sea ice for 10 days.
The weird and real animals that inhabit Antarctica
December 22, 2011, 9:27 a.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
Ask anyone to name an Antarctic land animal, and chances are the response will be, "penguin." Try again, says David Barnes, a scientist with the British Antarct
100 years later, scientists still working to unlock mysteries of Antarctica
December 13, 2011, 3:17 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
Scientists have turned their attention from mapping Antarctica to shedding new light on the inner-workings of the continent.
International team will begin drilling on Antarctic ice shelf
November 10, 2011, 12:08 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
Scientific task force hopes expedition will enhance their understanding of how and why glaciers change, and the environmental ramifications.
Were North America and Antarctica once neighbors?
November 4, 2011, 12:56 p.m. by Science Nation
Studying the history of ancient supercontinents from Antarctica's perspective gives insight into what might happen in the future — and seems to confirm the idea that Antarctica may have neighbored North America at one time.
Gigantic iceberg may break off from Antarctic glacier
November 3, 2011, 9:06 a.m. by OurAmazingPlanet
Glacier is of particular interest to scientists because it is big, unstable and one of the largest sources of uncertainty in global sea level rise projections.
New book shows doomed polar explorer's lost photos
October 18, 2011, 4:14 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
Photographs had been been in a disorganized jumble for decades, lost in a photo agency's basement.
Antarctic ozone hole nearly the size of North America
October 14, 2011, 12:23 p.m. by LiveScience
The hole is the partial or complete depletion of ozone between 8.7 to 13.7 miles above Earth's surface.
Scientists discover 'monster' black hole that 'should not even exist'
Microbe that eats meteorites might hint at our alien origins
Your dog understands more than you think
Drone captures the largest swarm of sea turtles ever filmed
These birds prove you don't need a big brain for a complex social life
Radar uncovers another Viking ship in Norway