Antarctica

China Selects First Antarctic Airfield Site; To Start Construction in 2018

Prei Dy   | Apr 13, 2017 05:44 AM EDT

China has picked a location to set up its first ever airfield in Antarctica, with plans for construction expected to begin later this year. read more

China’s New KDUST Telescope in Antarctica to begin Operations in 2020

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Nov 04, 2016 09:30 PM EDT

China has sent its astronomers to Dome A every year since 2007. read more

Carbon Dioxide Levels in Antarctica Reach Highest Ever in 4 Million Years

Ana Verayo   | Jun 20, 2016 04:04 AM EDT

NOAA just revealed alarming carbon dioxide rates that already reached the Antarctic region, at 400 ppm, which is the highest ever in 4 million years. read more

The Bizarre Reason Why Antarctic Ice is Increasing While Arctic Ice is Melting

Ana Verayo   | May 25, 2016 06:10 AM EDT

New radar data from NASA reveals how ice in Antarctica is increasing despite Arctic ice is rapidly melting due to global warming. read more

Scientists Stumble upon Dinosaur Fossils in Antarctica

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | May 10, 2016 12:21 AM EDT

Some 170 million years ago, Antarctica had a tropical climate. read more

Alien Life Forms Might Abound in New Subglacial Antarctic Lake

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Apr 29, 2016 05:55 AM EDT

The newly-discovered lake cuts through a massive canyon system along Antarctica's eastern coast. read more

World's Oldest Sperm May Be A Window To The Past

Staff Reporter   | Jul 15, 2015 09:43 PM EDT

In Science, it is widely known that living things without bones do not fossilize easily as compared to those who have. These include worms, leeches and sperm. But, a group of scientists from Stockholm were in awe upon the discovery of a 50-million-year-old sperm of a worm-like creature which was fossilized. read more

Mystery Of 'Disappearing Lakes' In Greenland Solved; What Did Scientists Find?

Althea Serad   | Jun 04, 2015 09:53 AM EDT

Over a decade ago, scientists were mystified when lakes sitting atop Greenland’s ice sheet suddenly drained out billions of gallons of water in just hours. Now it appears the mystery is solved. Geoscientists have published a new study in the journal Nature on June 3 explaining the alarming phenomenon, reported Live Science. read more

China Plans To Expand Strategic Interest In Antarctica

Cybelle Go   | May 04, 2015 11:53 PM EDT

Xi Jinping, the president of China, who has traveled from Europe, Pacific and Carribean Islands pursuing his nation's strategic interest, is now planning to establish a mark on another far region, the Antarctic, according to NY Times. read more

Antarctica's 'Blood Glacier' Can Host Primitive Alien Life Forms

Ana Verayo   | Apr 29, 2015 07:13 AM EDT

A new study reveals a network of salty lakes underneath Taylor Glacier, made famous by Blood Falls where primitive life forms dwell similar to those on Mars. read more

Antarctica Sets Hottest Day Records on Two Straight Days

Marco Foronda   | Mar 29, 2015 08:02 AM EDT

The temperature in Antarctica rose to 63.5°F (17.5°C) -- a record for the polar continent. read more

Antarctica is Melting Fast due to Massive Valleys of Warm Water Beneath It

Ana Verayo   | Mar 17, 2015 07:37 AM EDT

This extreme phenomenon led to the melting of the Great Ice Sheet of West Antarctica. read more

Study Finds Only Three Groups of Emperor Penguins Survived the Last Ice Age

Marco Foronda   | Mar 03, 2015 10:46 AM EST

Emperor Penguins can thrive at temperatures of -22 degrees Fahrenheit. read more

Fishes Survive in Deadly Cold Antarctic Environment

Marco Foronda   | Jan 24, 2015 08:40 AM EST

Experts believe that in the absence of sunlight, life could be powered by chemical energy. read more

Journal of Failed Antarctic Expedition Found After 100 Years

Marco Foronda   | Oct 25, 2014 11:21 AM EDT

The notebook is a missing part of the official expedition record. read more

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