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The shocking claim mystery skulls 'found in Antarctica could be from aliens'

Express.co.uk - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
It was seen as mind-blowing, not only because it was thought at the time Antarctica was first reached by humans, in 1820, hundreds of years after the suspected age of the skulls, but also because they were "elongated with giant craniums", leading some ...
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Count seals in Antarctica from the comfort of your couch

Phys.Org - ‎22 hours ago‎
Scientists are asking the public to look through thousands of satellite images of Antarctica to assist in the first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals.

Mont Blanc ice cores will be sent to Antarctica to preserve climate record

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Samples of ice from Mont Blanc are to be sent to Antarctica where they will be preserved for future research because glaciers in the French Alps are melting at an accelerating rate.

A Floating Safari and Five Other Surprising Adventure Cruises

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Sailings to Antarctica often begin and end in Ushuaia, off the coast of Argentina, but the yacht-focused cruise company Ponant is shaking things up with a 22-day itinerary that crosses the South Atlantic Ocean and winds up in Cape Town.
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Q: Why is Antarctica cooling down?

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
This is a really interesting new study and confirms the conclusion of earlier research - cited in the news and views, that the 20th and 21st century warming trends in west Antarctica were not unusual in the context of natural climate variability of the ...

Ice Age characters take advantage of new winter flights to Antarctica

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Antarctica New Zealand's 11-member winter team have been sharing Ice Age adventures with Sid the Sloth and Buck the Weasel.

The History of Antarctica Is Actually a Really Fun Tale About Dinosaurs, Penguins, and Warm Weather

Gizmodo - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Antarctica isn't exactly a place I want to know more about. I mean, it's cold, it's dark, and it's probably not meant for human life.

How Science Is Keeping Antarctica Ungoverned

Seeker - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Antarctica is the most unique of the seven continents for many reasons. Not only is the landscape breathtakingly beautiful and the year round temperature a consistent cold and colder, but Antarctica is also the only continent on earth that has no ...

Antarctica: who actually owns it and what can you do there?

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Other countries with territorial claims over Antarctica include Britain, France, Norway, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand - with a large portion of this frozen landmass still unclaimed - but despite competing claims to Antarctica, the continent ...

An 18-day adventure on the lonely continent

EsquireMe - ‎9 hours ago‎
We were just off Point Wild, fighting a savage wind and ugly swell when a leopard seal's reptilian head appeared above the surface of the dark water.

Argentina plans tourist flights to Antarctica

Deutsche Welle - ‎6 hours ago‎
Tourists will be able to fly from Argentina to Antarctica from 2018, on the first-ever regular commercial flights to the continent.

What lies beneath Antarctica's ice? Lakes, life and the grandest of canyons

The Conversation AU - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
One of these terra incognita is the land beneath Antarctica's ice sheets. Buried under kilometres of ice is a fascinating realm of canyons, waterways and lakes, which is only now being mapped in detail.

Roundup: Antarctica and Greenland in peril, black carbon

GlacierHub - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
From Carbon Brief: “These rivers of ice ooze their way down through the Peninsula's rocky mountain range and into the ocean, powered by gravity and their own weight.

Searching the cosmos from under the ice of Antarctica

Ars Technica - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Neutrinos have precious little mass and no charge, meaning the usual ways of accelerating particles won't work on them. Yet something, somewhere out in space pushed one to energies a thousand times higher than we can reach in the Large Hadron ...
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After warming fast, part of Antarctica gets a chill: study

Business Insider - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Wednesday's study "begs a question as to the climate variability in other regions of Antarctica - where there is far more ice with the potential to melt and cause sea-level rise - as well as in the Arctic and other locations," Martin Siegert, an expert ...

Who do you call when you need to mount a daring rescue mission to Antarctica? This Alaskan

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Verzone said whenever he travels in Antarctica he carries a survival bag equipped with three days of food and supplies. But in this case, due to the possibility of lingering bad weather, he brought survival supplies for each person to last for seven days.

Women in science journey to Antarctica in fight to save the planet

The Age - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Cognitive neuroscientist Sharna Jamadar's grandmother never let illiteracy get in the way of thriving in a small NSW country town.

Lessons from Antarctica

Livemint - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
In 2005, business speaker and consultant Rachael Robertson led the 58th Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to Davis Station.
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Oceans Eating Away at Yet Another Part of Antarctica

KQED - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The study adds to a spate of research in the last few years that have pointed the finger at warm ocean currents as the key culprit in undercutting the glaciers that serve as doorstops to Antarctica's massive ice sheets. As those glaciers wilt away, the ...
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