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

The Science Explorer - ‎12 hours ago‎
A big question puzzling scientists is why sea ice cover surrounding the continent of Antarctica has been increasing, while a dramatic loss of sea ice is occurring in the Arctic Ocean.

Saving Antarctica's Historic Huts

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
A team in Antarctica is trying to preserve the 100-year-old wooden huts used by the legendary explorers Shackleton and Scott.

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.
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Scientists Recover an Abundance of Fossils and Geologic Data from Antarctica

Antarctic Sun - ‎May 25, 2016‎
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.

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.

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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A glacier crack that's growing in Antarctica is currently deep enough to fit the Statue of Liberty.

Seeker - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A glacier crack that's growing in Antarctica is currently deep enough to fit the Statue of Liberty. RELATED stories. Some black holes are shrouded in the ground-up remains of dead planets which become a thick dusty ring.
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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.
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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.

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?

Warming oceans to aid spread of invasive species in Antarctica

Summit County Citizens Voice - ‎19 hours ago‎
Parts of Antarctica could soon face an invasion by exotic species floating southward on kelp rafts, Australian researchers found in a new study published in the journal Ecography.

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.

Wastewater from bases in Antarctica affects Marine Life

ScienceNewsHub - ‎16 hours ago‎
Australia - The wastewater from bases in Antarctica pollute the seas and affect fish, seals, penguins and other animals that live in the surrounding area, according to Australian experts quoted by the media.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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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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 ...
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