UK teams sets 2 km record for hot-water drilling

A UK team has drilled over 2152 metres down to the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet, setting a new record for hot-water drilling. Often scientists remove 'ice cores' to learn more about how our planet responded to climate change in the…

Happy penguin awareness day!

Today we celebrate penguins: Penguin Awareness Day. Emperor, royal, king, gentoo... they are all beautiful in their own way, and funny too. They are special to my heart, ever since I met my first royal penguin, climbing a slope to greet me…
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Antarctic ice loss increases sixfold

A new study from the University of California, Irvine, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Netherlands' Utrecht University shows that the yearly loss of ice mass in Antarctica has increased sixfold in the last four decades. Read more…
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Where is Antarctica heading?

What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will it be transformed almost beyond recognition? Will global warming lead a huge loss of ice, major sea level rise, radical upheaval to ecosystems, and a massive in growth in human presence and resource…
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Antarctic science and wonders 2018

We love this round-up of Antarctic science 2018 from the Live Science website: Ghost Particles and Singing Ice.