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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.

22

Apr

Scientists use krypton to help hunt for world’s oldest ice in AntarcticaResearchers study blue ice that has captured radioactive krypton-81 inside air bubbles and snow to determine the age of the ice.

Scientists use krypton to help hunt for world’s oldest ice in Antarctica
Researchers study blue ice that has captured radioactive krypton-81 inside air bubbles and snow to determine the age of the ice.

31

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.