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Mar

Are West Antarctica’s glaciers speeding toward collapse?Researchers who have analyzed satellite images of the icy region suggest that the glaciers’ acceleration may be cause for concern.

Are West Antarctica’s glaciers speeding toward collapse?
Researchers who have analyzed satellite images of the icy region suggest that the glaciers’ acceleration may be cause for concern.

18

Mar

Scientists resurrect 1,500-year-old Antarctic mossMany species have unique survival strategies for the cold, and this moss is just one of them.

Scientists resurrect 1,500-year-old Antarctic moss
Many species have unique survival strategies for the cold, and this moss is just one of them.

11

Mar

Volcanoes helped Antarctic life weather ice agesThough they’re perceived as destructive, volcanoes may actually play an important part in promoting biodiversity, a new study suggests.

Volcanoes helped Antarctic life weather ice ages
Though they’re perceived as destructive, volcanoes may actually play an important part in promoting biodiversity, a new study suggests.

06

Mar

Photographer’s crazy encounter with a leopard sealNational Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen came face-to-face with one of Antarctica’s most vicious predators. He couldn’t believe what happened next. Watch the video.

Photographer’s crazy encounter with a leopard seal
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen came face-to-face with one of Antarctica’s most vicious predators. He couldn’t believe what happened next. Watch the video.

04

Mar

Global warming slows down Antarctica’s coldest currentsFresh water is acting like a lid on ocean currents, preventing the exchange of cold and warm waters in the ocean.

Global warming slows down Antarctica’s coldest currents
Fresh water is acting like a lid on ocean currents, preventing the exchange of cold and warm waters in the ocean.

03

Mar

'Astroskin' smart shirt monitors astronauts' health — in AntarcticaThe wearable technology can monitor blood pressure, skin temperature and more. Before it goes to space, astronauts are testing it in an extreme environment.

'Astroskin' smart shirt monitors astronauts' health — in Antarctica
The wearable technology can monitor blood pressure, skin temperature and more. Before it goes to space, astronauts are testing it in an extreme environment.

15

Jan

Ice-covered valley, bigger than the Grand Canyon, found hidden under AntarcticaThe massive trench is two miles deep and 186 miles long.

Ice-covered valley, bigger than the Grand Canyon, found hidden under Antarctica
The massive trench is two miles deep and 186 miles long.

08

Jan

Antarctic drama ends as trapped ships break freeMost passengers aboard a stranded Russian research vessel were rescued by a Chinese helicopter after a Chinese icebreaker became stuck in the ice as well.

Antarctic drama ends as trapped ships break free
Most passengers aboard a stranded Russian research vessel were rescued by a Chinese helicopter after a Chinese icebreaker became stuck in the ice as well.

03

Jan

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier influenced by La NinaWeather and climate anomalies may have more sway of sea ice melt than scientists anticipated, complicating their climate models.

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier influenced by La Nina
Weather and climate anomalies may have more sway of sea ice melt than scientists anticipated, complicating their climate models.

29

Dec

Blizzard traps Antarctic research shipAntarctica’s unusually high sea-ice extent this year has played havoc with the most recent research season.

Blizzard traps Antarctic research ship
Antarctica’s unusually high sea-ice extent this year has played havoc with the most recent research season.