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The Ozone Hole Is the Smallest It's Been Since 1982

While this is great news, scientists say it’s not a sign that the ozone layer is “on a fast track to recovery.”

9.27.19

Airbnb's Antarctic 'Sabbatical' Is the Next Evolution in Crisis Capitalism

Airbnb is sending five volunteers on a one month “citizen science” trip to Antarctica so that they may become ambassadors for the continent, and more importantly, Airbnb.

7.17.19

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.

6.18.19

Boaty McBoatface Just Made a Big Scientific Discovery

The submarine that the internet named in 2016 had a super successful first mission

6.10.19

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.

4.29.19

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.

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4.25.19

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.”

1.31.19

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.

1.31.19

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.

1.18.19

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.

1.14.19

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."

1.14.19

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.

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