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Sea Ice Is Growing in Antarctica but Is Melting in the Arctic

The Science Explorer - ‎28 minutes ago‎
What they found is that two persistent geological features - the topography of Antarctica and the depth of the ocean surrounding it - are influencing winds and ocean currents to drive the formation, evolution, and preservation of Antarctic sea ice cover.
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Scientists Recover an Abundance of Fossils and Geologic Data from Antarctica

Antarctic Sun - ‎17 hours ago‎
Fossil hunting in Antarctica is no easy task. Traveling to the continent is a multiple-day journey on the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer from South America across the tempestuous Drake Passage.

Artist Ken Done paints the biting beauty of Antarctica

The Australian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
“Before leaving, I thought Antarctica was like a thin white line at the bottom of the map,” says Done, as he sits in the sun in his studio opposite the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney's Circular Quay.

Antarctica: Men, Women and Children Wanted for Hazardous Journey

Huffington Post - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Antarctica's poles: ceremonial, geographic, magnetic, are each more challenging to survive in than the last. These culminate with the Pole of Cold: dubbed 'The Moon' by the scientists who embed themselves there in temperatures of -124 °C, in an airless ...
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Antarctica has more than 300 lakes under the ice that might host microbial life. But no one has broken through to ...

Seeker - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Antarctica has more than 300 lakes under the ice that might host microbial life. But no one has broken through to find out for sure ... yet. 0. RELATED stories. Some black holes are shrouded in the ground-up remains of dead planets which become a thick ...
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Antarctica is a great place to find meteorites. The black space rock can be easily seen in the white snow.

Seeker - ‎May 25, 2016‎
May 25, 2016 06:57 AM ET. Antarctica is a great place to find meteorites. The black space rock can be easily seen in the white snow.

Critters living at hydrothermal vents between Chile and Antarctica are unlike any in the Atlantic or the Pacific Oceans.

Seeker - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Electricity generated from waves, tides, deep-water currents and off-shore wind farms could power 240 million homes by 2050. If underwater turbines could harness just 1/1000 of the energy of the Gulf Stream's current, they could power 7 million homes.

Five winters on Antarctica

Radio New Zealand - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Agnieszka Fryckowska has wintered over on the ice for five winters - working for the British Antarctic Survey as a meterologist and base camp manager.
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Antarctica's Totten Glacier has become 'dangerously unstable'

The Independent - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Scientists ringing alarm bells about the melting of Antarctica have focused most of their attention, so far, on the smaller West Antarctic ice sheet, which is grounded deep below sea level and highly exposed to the influence of warming seas.

Chile, other nations set aside territorial aspirations in Antarctica

Fox News Latino - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Chile and the other countries with potential sovereignty claims in Antarctica have set aside, for the moment, their territorial aspirations there to focus on scientific research and protecting the environment on the frozen continent.

Jonathan Franzen went to Antarctica and Jeopardy this week, and more book news

Vox - ‎May 21, 2016‎
My friends, we are about tip over the precipice of spring and into summer. Possibly you are about to begin your reduced or flexible work schedule with summer Fridays?

Chile hails collaboration with China in Antarctica

Xinhua - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Chinese researchers gather near the Zhongshan Antarctic Station, a Chinese scientific research base in Antarctica, before leaving for Antarctic inland, Dec. 15, 2015.

Ancient Fossils Unearthed On Trek To Antarctica

Forbes - ‎May 18, 2016‎
What do icebreakers, helicopters, and bright red down parkas with fur-lined hoods all have in common? If you are a fossil hunter in Antarctica like Abagael West, these are all necessary supplies for her job. To the envy of most people, her job is to ...

Giant prehistoric bird fossil with largest wingspan ever recorded found in Antarctica

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Scientists on Wednesday said they have found the remains of a giant prehistoric bird that lived 50 million years ago in Antarctica and had the largest wingspan ever recorded. Paleontologists at a natural history museum in Argentina said they had ...
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Australian Experts Confirm Contamination in Antarctica

Prensa Latina - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Canberra, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Australia claimed today that residues from the research bases located in Antarctica contaminates the seas and affect the flora and fauna. A ABC's report found that 37 percent of the settled bases in ...

Unbelievably Big Birds Called Antarctica Home 50 Million Years Ago

Forbes - ‎May 21, 2016‎
A sea bird with a 21 foot wingspan and teeth made of bone may sound like something out of science fiction, but these behemoths were real.
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Prehistoric bird with 20ft wingspan ruled skies over Antarctica 50 million years ago

Daily Mail - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Experts believe there were two kinds of pelagornithid in Antarctica. One species would have reached up to five meters (16 ft) tall, with a similar wingspan, and another that stood at more than seven meters (23 ft).
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Antarctica Discovery --"Reveals New Insights Into Space Weather"

The Daily Galaxy (blog) - ‎May 21, 2016‎
New space weather observations will allow researchers to watch how the behavior of the sun and the solar wind -- an unbroken supersonic flow of charged particles from the sun -- changes over time and how the Earth's magnetic field responds to solar ...

A Dinosaur Hunter Heads to Antarctica

Men's Journal - ‎May 13, 2016‎
When you look at Antarctica these days, you don't think of much aside from penguins and footage of chunks of ice breaking off of it that have nothing to do with climate change.

The End of the End of the World

The New Yorker - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Hoping to make Antarctica more palatable to my temperate Californian, I decided to spend Walt's money on the most deluxe of bookings—a three-week Lindblad National Geographic expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia island, and the Falklands. I paid a ...
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