Growing sea ice surrounding could prompt scientists to relocate research stations on the continent.
The photos depict day-to-day life at the Antarctic base camp of ill-fated explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
Astroskin, a prototype device to monitor astronaut health, is a garment that fits over a person's upper body and is embedded with wireless sensors.
Antarctica represents one of the last frontiers for adventurous travelers, but blizzards, icebergs and treacherous seas are also a fact of life there.
A complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field.
All 52 passengers on an icebound Russian research vessel in Antarctica were airlifted from the ice Thursday in a dramatic rescue mission.
Harsh weather causes the stranded expedition to have to wait it out until it's safe for a Chinese helicopter to carry people to safety.
An Australian icebreaker came within six-and-a-half nautical miles of the ship but had to stop.
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