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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.