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07

Oct

Antarctica meltdown weakens Earth’s gravityScientists detected the dip in gravitational force when they noticed that glaciers and ice shelves tugged more gently when satellites sped by overhead.

Antarctica meltdown weakens Earth’s gravity
Scientists detected the dip in gravitational force when they noticed that glaciers and ice shelves tugged more gently when satellites sped by overhead.

03

Oct

Antarctica meltdown weakens Earth’s gravityScientists detected the dip in gravitational force when they noticed that glaciers and ice shelves tugged more gently when satellites sped by overhead.

Antarctica meltdown weakens Earth’s gravity
Scientists detected the dip in gravitational force when they noticed that glaciers and ice shelves tugged more gently when satellites sped by overhead.

20

Aug

Cold and alive! Life discovered in buried Antarctic lakeWithout exposure to sunlight, the tiny organisms rely on minerals in the subglacial water and lake muck for the energy they need to survive.

Cold and alive! Life discovered in buried Antarctic lake
Without exposure to sunlight, the tiny organisms rely on minerals in the subglacial water and lake muck for the energy they need to survive.

23

Jul

Is Antarctica getting icier? New study sparks debateThe controversy around the amount of sea ice is due to the dataset that scientists have used for the past few years as their baseline possibly being wrong.

Is Antarctica getting icier? New study sparks debate
The controversy around the amount of sea ice is due to the dataset that scientists have used for the past few years as their baseline possibly being wrong.

10

Jun

Hidden volcanoes melt Antarctic glaciers from belowThe extra melt caused by subglacial volcanoes could lubricate the ice sheet from beneath, speeding up the flow of water back into the sea.

Hidden volcanoes melt Antarctic glaciers from below
The extra melt caused by subglacial volcanoes could lubricate the ice sheet from beneath, speeding up the flow of water back into the sea.

19

May

Quickly rising Antarctica suggests ‘runny’ EarthAs ice melts, Antarctica’s ground is rebounding at a surprising rate. Scientists think it’s because the Earth’s mantle is flowing faster there.

Quickly rising Antarctica suggests ‘runny’ Earth
As ice melts, Antarctica’s ground is rebounding at a surprising rate. Scientists think it’s because the Earth’s mantle is flowing faster there.

14

May

5 myths about Antarctic meltIs Antarctic ice getting bigger or shrinking? Could the melting be caused by volcanoes? Get the answers to commonly asked questions.

5 myths about Antarctic melt
Is Antarctic ice getting bigger or shrinking? Could the melting be caused by volcanoes? Get the answers to commonly asked questions.

24

Apr

New crustaceans found crawling on whale bones near AntarcticaThe researchers stumbled onto the find as they were originally looking for hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Southern Ocean.

New crustaceans found crawling on whale bones near Antarctica
The researchers stumbled onto the find as they were originally looking for hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Southern Ocean.

23

Apr

Antarctica’s sleeping dragon: Lava lake steams amid coldest place on EarthMount Erebus is monitored by infrared cameras year-round, and scientists are finding patterns that provide insight into exactly how the volcano works.

Antarctica’s sleeping dragon: Lava lake steams amid coldest place on Earth
Mount Erebus is monitored by infrared cameras year-round, and scientists are finding patterns that provide insight into exactly how the volcano works.

Scientists determine the cause of the ‘bio-duck’ quack in the AntarcticThe odd sound has been recorded for over 50 years, and in various regions in the oceans around Antarctica.

Scientists determine the cause of the ‘bio-duck’ quack in the Antarctic
The odd sound has been recorded for over 50 years, and in various regions in the oceans around Antarctica.