A supercolony of Adelie penguins was discovered in the Danger Islands in the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The islands aren't just a penguin hotspot, but they are also important breeding locations for the birds.
Animals March 3, 2018
A team of scientists are currently in an expedition on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica to study how marine life has changed over the years. What they discovered was startling, and it might be all because of global warming.
Earth/Environment November 28, 2017
Remotely operated submarine Boaty McBoatface is off to its first scientific mission in the Antarctic. Amid naming controversies, the UK polar research ship will probe water flow and turbulence in the dark recesses of the Orkney Passage.
Earth/Environment March 14, 2017
The mass extinction event that wiped dinosaurs off the face of the planet likely also killed up to 70 percent of species in the polar regions, according to findings on Antarctic fossils.
Animals May 27, 2016
Scientists may have finally discovered why there are few iron meteorites in Antarctica. The truth is, the stones are not scarce, it is actually hidden under the Antarctic ice.
Animals February 19, 2016
A group of conservationists dug away century-old ice and snow at Australia's Antarctic outpost to unearth several artifacts from Sir Douglas Mawson's past expeditions. The team found several interesting items.
Animals January 21, 2016
Researchers from a citizen science project called Penguin Watch have released footage showing how Gentoo penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula use their guano to melt the ice and create suitable habitats for mating and nesting.
Geek May 3, 2015
Although penguin feed on fish, they lack the genes required to detect the savory meaty taste known as umami. The aquatic birds are also incapable of detecting sweet and bitter tastes.
Animals February 17, 2015
A photography notebook owned by George Murray Levick, a member of British explorer Robert Scott's 1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition in the Antarctic, was found by conservationist specialists from the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
Animals October 25, 2014
The growing sea ice extent in Antarctica may appear to falsify claims of global warming but NASA scientists said that climate change has something to do with the phenomenon. Still, there are other plausible explanations.
Earth/Environment October 9, 2014
Scientists model the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet and argue that the textbook theory of climate change caused by continental rearrangement did not cause the glaciation 34-million-years ago, but rather a steep reduction in CO2 levels caused climate patterns to shift.
Animals July 31, 2014
A Japanese whaling ship and an environmental activist ship collided in the Ross Sea, sparking tensions.
Society February 5, 2014