World’s Largest Ice Shelf Is Melting 10 Times Faster Than Expected
Critical parts of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf are eroding due to solar heating of surface waters.
Unstable Ice Causes ‘Catastrophic Breeding Failure’ for Penguins
Climate change may be contributing to the penguin population crash at Halley Bay which is “unprecedented in the historical record.”
NASA Discovered a ‘Disturbing’ Glacier Hole Two-Thirds the Size of Manhattan
A new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory found that 14 billion tons of ice have almost entirely disappeared from Thwaites Glacier in the last three years.
Scientists Discovered a Dinosaur Ancestor Called the 'Antarctic King'
Antarctanax shackletoni, or the “Antarctic king,” is an iguana-sized ancestor to dinosaurs and modern crocodiles.
Dead Tardigrade Found Buried 3,200 feet-Deep in Antarctica Lake
Scientists found a carcass of the extremophile, microbial tardigrade a kilometer underground near an Antarctic lake.
Antarctica Is Losing Six Times As Much Ice Mass As It Was 40 Years Ago
"As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-meter sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries."
Life After a Brain Tumor With Simone Giertz, the Queen of Shitty Robots
For years, Giertz’s robo-fails have made us laugh. Now she wants to build something that will actually help people.
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.”
Real 'Ice Wives' and Husbands of Antarctica: Friends With Benefits Keep the South Pole Steamy
“I refer to myself as being in the Lucky Lucky Seven Club, as in, I've gotten lucky on all seven continents. I mean, wouldn't you?”
Antarctic Neutrinos Are Being Used to Weigh the Earth’s Core
The tiny particles can also be used to map and measure the cosmos, but now they’re being used to weigh and study the least understood region of our planet.
Data From a Dead Satellite Reveals Lost Continents Under Antarctica
“These gravity images are revolutionizing our ability to study the least understood continent on Earth—Antarctica.”
Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Antarctica Was Detained in This Church for 10 Days
Motherboard has learned that after Sergei Savitsky stabbed a worker at a Russian Antarctic research station, he was detained in an Orthodox church for 10 days before returning to Russia.