Genetics reveal how emperor penguins survived last ice age

While current climate conditions may be optimal, genetic analysis of emperor penguins has suggested that parts of Antarctica were too harsh for large populations...

China celebrates 30 years of Antarctic research

The nation's first research station was created to enable China to have more of a say in Antarctic political discussions and affairs After 30 years of polar expedition...

Bizarre Aquatic Animals Discovered Under Half-Mile of Antarctic Ice

The National Science Foundation-funded expedition found microbes, crustaceans and several kinds of strange fish living without sunlight in minus 2 degrees Celsius water Using advanced underwater robotic...

Mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica

More commonly seen in Greenland and West Antarctica, ice dolines are not widely known and therefore not frequently studied Scientists around the world, debating over social...

Melting Poles Pose Serious Threat to Antarctica’s Emperor Penguin Population

 A recent study's findings suggest that the Emperor Penguin population in Antarctica could fall by more than a third by 2100 ANTARCTICA – Vast frozen wasteland, apparently barren...

Antarctica Ice Loss at 160 Billion Tonnes a Year

Findings from an European study have revealed that Antarctica's annual ice loss has doubled in recent years ANTARCTICA — Studies of the images from the Cryosat-2...

Sea Shepherd Celebrates Whaling Ban

After 10 years of direct action against Japanese whalers in Antarctica, the Crew of Sea Shepherd have spent the last week celebrating a victory...

Helicopter Rescues Scientists; Tourists Stranded in Antarctica

Anthony Segaert, Editor (Oceania) UPDATE: All 52 passengers of the German ship Akademik Shokalskiy have been rescued and have been taken via helicopter to Australia ship Aurora...

New Life Forms Discovered in Antarctic Lake

Stefan Timiras, Correspondent (Antarctica)   Discovered in 1956 and mapped in 1990, Lake Vostok is one about of the 375 lakes beneath Antarctica’s ice sheets. It is also...

Lake Vostok shelters New Bacterial Life

Anissa Katti, Editor (Antarctica)   LAKE VOSTOK – Russian scientists have drilled through a buried lake in Antarctica and found the presence of new bacterial life. The Vostok...