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Penguin Apocalypse: Adelie colony in Antarctica faces extinction as giant iceberg blocks sea (VIDEO)

RT - ‎3 hours ago‎
A massive nature drama involving some 10,000 Adélie penguins and an iceberg is playing out in an Antarctic bay opposite Australia.
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About 13 percent of the ice around Antarctica could collapse without catastrophe

Grist - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Researchers in France and Germany have mapped out the parts of Antarctica that could fall away without taking a bunch of other ice with it.

Aurora Australis takes drone to Casey Station, Antarctica to capture polar wonders

The Australian (subscription) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Flying drones in Antarctica is not easy. A 100-110 degree difference between true and magnetic north at this location complicates navigation.

Antarctica Pole to Soul Part 5

Huffington Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
This is frontier land. The enormous expanse of Patagonia, over a million square kilometers, has always held mystery. From huge dinosaur skeletons, giant sloths and colossal people to Chatwin's creatively licentious meanderings, its scale leads to ...

BGSU crew survives challenging Antarctica trip

13abc Action News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
BOWLING GREEN (13abc Action News) - When it is winter in Ohio, it is summer in the southern hemisphere. However, even Antarctica's warm summer conditions rival the coldest weather ever recorded in northwest Ohio. A research team just returned from ...

BGSU pair survives precarious Antarctica trip

Toledo Blade - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Hunkered down and more than 100 miles apart with travel unsafe between a glacier and a dormant volcano in Antarctica, the professor and student were about to give up.
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Dragon + Bear: China seeks Russia's help in mastering Arctic, sets sights on Antarctic

RT - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) wants to establish an air service team, which will allow for greater exploration of Antarctica, according to Xinhua. Given the harsh environment they will be working in, the Chinese scientists understand they will ...

People Cross Antarctica All the Time. It's Still Crazy Hard

WIRED - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Last week, after 70 days on the Antarctic ice and more than 900 miles of slogging though the snow, Henry Worsley called for help: He could no longer “slide one ski in front of the other.
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Scientists studied ice sheets in Antarctica and what they found has been described as 'troubling'

Irish Examiner - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Researchers were able to gauge how levels of ice covering the land have changed over hundreds of thousands of years by studying peaks protruding through ice in the Ellsworth Mountains on the Atlantic flank of Antarctica. The team assessed changes on ...
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Staying safe in Antarctica thanks to ESA incubator

Space Ref (press release) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Scientists will soon be wearing safety trackers from a Belgium start-up company while working on Earth's southernmost continent.
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18 Detroit Zoo staffers on 10-day trip to Antarctica

The Detroit News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Correction: This story has been updated to correct the list of Detroit Zoo officials who took a trip to Antarctica as part of a contingent of 18 employees and 35 donors.
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Expedition to Antarctica Will Search for Dinosaurs and More

UT News | The University of Texas at Austin - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
AUSTIN, Texas - An international team of researchers supported by the National Science Foundation will journey to Antarctica this month to search for evidence that the now-frozen continent may have been the starting point for some important species ...

World's Grandest Canyon May Be Hidden Beneath Antarctica

Scientific American - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
Tucked beneath East Antarctica's vast ice sheet is a frozen world, complete with subglacial lakes, rivers, basins, volcanoes and mountains.

Escape from Antarctica: In the Footsteps of Shackleton

VRFocus - ‎18 hours ago‎
Escape from Antarctica: In the Footsteps of Shackleton was no ordinary exhibition. Scott Ashton's recently designed augmented reality (AR) experience at the Australian National Maritime Museum depicts one of the greatest adventure stories, Sir Ernest ...

[LISTEN] Adventurer takes on Antarctica in solo mission

Eyewitness News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Eyewitness News | The Outer Edge Polar Challenge Ride for Leukimia will see Charles Werb sail across the South Pole in a solar-powered snow sailor.

Antarctica Pole to Soul Part 4

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Hiking up to the Refugio Otto Meiling through ancient forests of Antarctic beech, Patagonian cypress and bamboo, an occasional sonorous boom echoed through the trees.

UT Professor Heads to Antarctica in Search of Dinosaurs

Austin Inno - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Antarctica was a temperate environment with tremendous biodiversity millions of years ago. It wasn't as far south as it is today, so the continent teemed with flora and fauna before becoming the sheet of ice we know it as.

Free event focuses on 109th Air Wing's Antarctica mission

Albany Times Union - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The public can learn more about the work of a local military airlift wing in Antarctica at a presentation scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
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Explorers to Search Antarctica for Dinosaur Fossils

Environment News Service - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
AUSTIN, Texas, February 1, 2016 (ENS) - An international team of scientists will begin a two-month journey to Antarctica on Tuesday to search for dinosaur fossils.
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Coast Guard Uses Drones To Find Icebreakers In Antarctica

Popular Science - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Few places on Earth are as inhospitable as Antarctica. Perhaps the bottom of the sea, or inside a lava lake, but of all the places that people can technically survive, Antarctica's pretty rough. Sustaining the research at McMurdo station is a civilian ...
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