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Feb 15, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Discovery News
In this collection of our favorite recent shots of Earth: The Southwest heats up, Louisiana gains ground and we get a bird's eye view of the Sydney Opera house. Plus: A 44-square-mile chunk of ice makes a break for it off East Antarctica.
Feb 16, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Penguins can only taste two flavors, salty and sour, according to new research that sheds light on why temperature is so important to food appreciation.
Feb 7, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Lake Vostok may be a treasure trove of extremophiles -- organisms which have evolved to live in the harshest, most inhospitable conditions. Continue reading →
Jan 27, 2015 10:25 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
A mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica last month likely formed beneath a leaky meltwater lake.
Jan 23, 2015 09:25 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Researchers were startled to find fish, crustaceans and jellyfish near a submersible camera after drilling through nearly 2,500 feet of Antarctic ice.
Jan 12, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Researchers in remote East Antarctica think a massive area of fractured ice discovered last month could be a newfound meteorite impact crater.
Dec 23, 2014 03:00 AM ET // Discovery News
Weddell seals may use Earth's magnetic field to navigate among the holes in the ice it needs to find in order to breathe.
Dec 12, 2014 01:30 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Sixty-eight degrees below zero? Ice and snow? Bring it. Here's how tech helps us handle deep chill.
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