antarctica

Science

This Plan to Stop Sea Level Rise by Blasting Antarctica With Snow Is Extremely Wild

Scientists studied what would happen if we turned gigatons of ocean water into snow and shot it at Antarctica.
Madeleine Gregory
7.17.19
climate change

Boaty McBoatface Just Made a Big Scientific Discovery

The submarine that the internet named in 2016 had a super successful first mission
Alex Lubben
6.18.19
tech-science

Mysterious Hole in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Robots and Seals

Seals with antennas on their heads helped shed light on the formation of a sea ice hole the size of South Carolina.
Becky Ferreira
6.10.19
climate change

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.
Becky Ferreira
4.29.19
penguins

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.”
Becky Ferreira
4.25.19
Motherboard

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.
Sarah Emerson
1.31.19
Motherboard

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.
Caroline Haskins
1.31.19
Motherboard

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.
Caroline Haskins
1.18.19
antarctica

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."
Becky Ferreira
1.14.19
good habits

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.
Ali Jaffe
1.14.19
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
antarctica

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?”
Caroline Haskins
12.6.18
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