Antarctic

Motherboard

Scientists Discover Hidden 'Supercolony' of 1.5 Million Penguins After Tracking Poop From Space

“This small archipelago, that measures only 15 kilometers from one end to the other, has more Adélie penguins than the entire rest of the Antarctic peninsula combined.”
Becky Ferreira
12.17.18
ozone

Ozone Recovery Continues, But Suspected Emissions From China Slows Progress

The Montreal Protocol of 1987 continues to be a success story about international environmental cooperation.
Becky Ferreira
11.5.18
tech

Scientists Accidentally Discover that an Antarctic Ice Shelf 'Hums'

Researchers uncovered the sound accidentally while studying seismic data on the Ross Ice Shelf.
Samantha Cole
10.17.18
Don't Fall In

Watch this Dizzying Descent Into a 300-Meter-Deep Antarctic Borehole

Scientists sent cameras down a tiny tunnel in the Ross Ice Shelf to study the impact of warming waters beneath it.
Becky Ferreira
1.30.18
Mysteries

A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”
Kate Lunau
10.10.17
climate change

A Giant Iceberg the Size of Delaware Is About to Break Away From Antarctica

Ice shelves are floating buttresses to glaciers on the mainland.
Grennan Milliken
1.6.17
climate change

60 Percent of Some Antarctic Penguin Colonies Could Decline by 2100, Study Says

Some parts of Antarctica will be a "refuge" to the species.
Kate Lunau
6.29.16
robots

Deep-Diving Robots will Plunge 16,000 Feet to Monitor the Ocean Abyss

The Deep Argo probe provides critical information for understanding climate change
Kate Lunau
3.23.16
japan

Japanese Fisherman Are Headed Out on Another ‘Scientific’ Whale Hunt

Lack of enforcement of anti-whaling laws make them easy to flout.
Melissa Cronin
9.4.15
Travel

Is Antarctic Ecotourism Killing Penguins?

Although taking people to the giant icy hunk of land at the bottom of the world brings attention and awareness to the area's environmental issues, there are risks involved for the continent's avian inhabitants.
Wendy Syfret
1.13.15
Art

Have Your Dreams Illustrated in 24 Hours with Dream Dial

It's as easy as calling 1 (844) DRM-DIAL and leaving a message detailing your dream. A day later, an illustrated version of your vision will appear on Tumblr.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.23.14