Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning, and at an increasing rate, which bodes ill for potential sea level rise.
Two valleys underneath Totten Glacier in East Antarctica may be letting in warm ocean water that is melting the glacier's ice shelf.
Being a blue blood in the Antarctic turns out to be a very good thing, especially if you're an octopus. Continue reading →
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.
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.
Lake Vostok may be a treasure trove of extremophiles -- organisms which have evolved to live in the harshest, most inhospitable conditions. Continue reading →
A mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica last month likely formed beneath a leaky meltwater lake.
Researchers were startled to find fish, crustaceans and jellyfish near a submersible camera after drilling through nearly 2,500 feet of Antarctic ice.
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