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.
'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.
Century-old notebook from Robert Falcon Scott Antarctic expedition found
October 27, 2014, 10:34 a.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
Ice and water and dissolved the book's binding, so researched made digital copies of the pages and then created a new binding for the diary.
Cold and alive! Life discovered in buried Antarctic lake
August 20, 2014, 2:39 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Without exposure to sunlight, the tiny organisms rely on minerals in the subglacial water and lake muck for the energy they need to survive.
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