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UQ researcher’s icy dinosaur hunt

A University of Queensland scientist will brave ice, snow and five weeks sharing a two-man tent in an effort to learn more about dinosaurs...

Nearing the limits of life on Earth

It took Jackie Goordial over 1000 Petri dishes before she was ready to accept what she was seeing. Or not seeing. Goordial, a post-doctoral...

The geography of Antarctica’s underside

Planetary scientists would be thrilled if they could peel the Earth like an orange and look at what lies beneath the thin crust. We...

Antarctic offers insights into life on Mars

The cold permafrost of Antarctica houses bacteria that thrive at temperatures below freezing, where water is icy and nutrients are few and far between....

Gravity data show that Antarctic ice sheet is melting increasingly faster

During the past decade, Antarctica's massive ice sheet lost twice the amount of ice in its western portion compared with what it accumulated in...

Research team discovers plant fossils previously unknown to Antarctica

Erik Gulbranson, a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, trudges up a steep ridge overlooking his field camp of mountain tents and pyramid-shaped...

Researchers find evidence of groundwater in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys

Using a novel, helicopter-borne sensor to penetrate below the surface of large swathes of terrain, a team of researchers supported by the National Science...

Rare Antarctic sub-glacial eruption

Australian scientists are hoping a rare sub-glacial water eruption near Australia's Casey station, will reveal why meltwater is present, and the extent of a...

According to a recent study the earth’s orbit affects the stability...

An international research team led by the High Council for Scientific Research (CSIC in its Spanish acronym) and with the participation of the University...

UNL drillers help make new Antarctic discoveries

Using a hot-water drill and an underwater robotic vehicle designed, built and operated by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering team, scientists have made new...

‘Fountain of youth’ underlies Antarctic mountains

Time ravages mountains, as it does people. Sharp features soften, and bodies grow shorter and rounder. But under the right conditions, some mountains refuse...

Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the...

Arctic sea ice influenced force of the Gulf Stream

The force of the Gulf Stream was significantly influenced by the sea ice situation in the Fram Strait in the past 30,000 years. Scientists...

Life can persist in cold, dark world: Life under Antarctic ice...

The first breakthrough paper to come out of a massive U.S. expedition to one of Earth's final frontiers shows that there's life and an...

Most complete Antarctic map for climate research made public

The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new...

Antarctic ice sheet is result of carbon dioxide decrease, not continental...

Climate modelers from the University of New Hampshire have shown that the most likely explanation for the initiation of Antarctic glaciation during a major...

Krypton used to accurately date ancient Antarctic ice

A team of scientists has successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using radiometric krypton dating -- a new technique that may allow...

Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida

Parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat, according...

Rock points to potential diamond haul in Antarctica

Australian geologists on Tuesday opened up the tantalising but controversial prospect that Antarctica could be rich in diamonds. In a scientific paper published in the...

Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica

It wasn't what they were looking for but that only made the discovery all the more exciting. In January 2010 a team of scientists had...

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