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In Antarctica, 'We Are
Isolated Within Isolation'
May 14, 2020 7:41 AM CDT
In Antarctica, 'We Are Isolated Within Isolation'
Researchers are trying to keep continent virus-free
- Antarctica is the only continent without confirmed coronavirus cases—and the hundreds of people spending the winter at research stations there want to keep it that way. Some 29 countries have a total of around 80 bases in Antarctica, but all intra-base visits have been called off amid fears the...
A Supercontinent Split.
The Frogs Ended Up Here
May 6, 2020 10:00 AM CDT
A Supercontinent Split. The Frogs Ended Up Here
Fossils in Antarctica are evidence of the breakup of Gondwana
- "Frogs, nowadays, are known on all six other continents. Now we know they were also present on the seventh." That's according to Swedish scientist Thomas Mors, whose discovery of 40-million-year-old ancient horned frog fossils in Antarctica suggests frogs were transported around the globe by the breakup of...
Microplastics Found in One
of World's Remotest Places
Apr 22, 2020 6:44 PM CDT
Microplastics Found in One of World's Remotest Places
96 particles found in sample of Antarctic sea ice
- Grim news from one of the remotest places on Earth: Microplastics have been found for the first time in a sample of Antarctic sea ice. Researchers say they found 96 tiny plastic particles in an ice-core sample that had been stored in Tasmania since it was taken in 2009, the...
Had a Rainforest
Apr 2, 2020 12:25 PM CDT
Antarctica Once Had a Rainforest
Researchers find evidence of a much warmer era
- Little else but ice, snow, and penguins likely pops into your head when you can spare a thought for Antarctic. But there's much more to the continent than meets the eye, as scientists describe in
. Analyzing a sediment core taken from the seafloor of West Antarctica's Amundsen...
Almost 70 in Antarctica?
Scientists Report a Milestone
Feb 14, 2020 10:03 AM CST
Almost 70 in Antarctica? Scientists Report a Milestone
Researchers record a temperature of nearly 70 degrees Fahrenheit
- Earlier this month, researchers in Antarctica recorded a temperature of 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit, which would be a record if confirmed. Now, however, different Antarctic researchers already may have surpassed it. Brazilian scientists on Seymour Island in the Antarctic Peninsula recorded a temperature of 69.3 degrees on February 9,...
65 Degrees for First Time
Feb 7, 2020 4:05 PM CST
Antarctica Reaches 65 Degrees for First Time
Station's reading beats 5-year-old record
- Antarctica's peninsula is warming faster than nearly anyplace else on the planet, and a researcher said it's sometimes pleasant enough to go outside in a T-shirt. That's the case now. A research station at Esperanza, on the peninsula's northern edge, has recorded a temperature of 18....
6 Men Cross World's Most
Perilous Passage in Rowboat
Dec 30, 2019 12:51 AM CST
6 Men Cross World's Most Perilous Passage in Rowboat
They made it across Drake Passage in 13 days
- As freezing water thrashed their rowboat in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, six men fought for 13 days to make history, becoming the first people to traverse the infamous Drake Passage with nothing other than sheer manpower. They dodged icebergs, held their breaths as giant whales...
All 38 Passengers
on Doomed Plane
Dec 12, 2019 1:40 PM CST
All 38 Passengers on Doomed Plane Presumed Dead
Wreckage of the Chilean Air Force plane has been found
- The wreckage of the Chilean Air Force plane that went missing en route to a base in Antarctica Monday night has been found, and Chile's government believes all 38 passengers aboard are dead. "I would like to express our condolences, support and the pain we are feeling for...
for Missing Plane
Dec 11, 2019 5:23 AM CST
Search Crews Comb Antarctic for Missing Plane
Chilean plane was carrying 38 people
- Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent and will tirelessly press ahead as the hunt gains widening international support, officials say. Gen. Eduardo Mosqueira says Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, and the US...
Plane Carrying 38
Way to Antarctica
Dec 10, 2019 12:44 AM CST
Plane Carrying 38 Disappears on Way to Antarctica
Chile lost contact with military aircraft
- Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to one of the country's bases in Antarctica. It said the military had declared an alert and activated search and rescue teams. The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew...
Thousands of Penguin Chicks
Apr 25, 2019 12:10 AM CDT
Catastrophe Drowned Thousands of Penguin Chicks
Emperor colony has suffered total breeding failure
- The second-biggest breeding ground for Antarctica's emperor penguins is now almost completely deserted after a 2016 catastrophe, researchers say. Satellite photos show that the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea, where around 8% of the world's emperor penguins normally breed, disappeared almost overnight, the BBC reports. Researchers...
Stunned Scientist: 'It's
Like Seeing a Dinosaur'
Mar 9, 2019 5:30 PM CST
Stunned Scientist: 'It's Like Seeing a Dinosaur'
Researchers discover a new kind of killer whale
- A killer whale is hard to miss, and yet we did—for decades. Now scientists have discovered what could be a new species of killer whale thriving in a very inhospitable part of the world, Phys.org reports. Dubbed Type D, the whales were first recorded in 1955 when 17...
Antarctic Mission Zeroes In
on Famous Doomed Ship
Jan 28, 2019 7:34 AM CST
Antarctic Mission Zeroes In on Famous Doomed Ship
Researchers hope this week to find Ernest Shackleton's sunken Endurance
- A team of Antarctic researchers sets off on Monday to find one of the most famous shipwrecks in history. The only thing that stands in their way is about 75 miles of ice nearly 10 feet thick in places, reports the
. If they can break through, however, the researchers...
in case you missed it
Dec 30, 2018 1:04 PM CST
American Completes 'Impossible First' in Antarctica
Colin O'Brady finished trek in 32-hour push
- With a final, 32-hour push, American explorer Colin O'Brady has completed a journey seen as an "impossible first": a solo, unaided, 921-mile trek across Antarctica. "I did it!" the 33-year-old told his family in Portland, Ore., after finishing the journey in 54 days. O'Brady was...
2 Workers Die in
at US Antarctic Station
Dec 13, 2018 3:36 AM CST
2 Workers Die in Unexplained Accident at US Antarctic Station
They were found unconscious in generator building
- Tragedy in Antarctica: Two technicians are dead after an unexplained accident at an American research station, the National Science Foundation says. The NSF says the two men had been working on a fire-suppression system for a McMurdo Station building that houses a generator for a radio transmitter, Reuters reports. They...
In Antarctica, 2 Vie to
Finish 'Impossible First'
Nov 12, 2018 6:21 AM CST
In Antarctica, 2 Vie to Finish 'Impossible First'
Louis Rudd, Colin O'Brady are separately trying to become first to cross continent unsupported
- Two years ago a man died trying to take on "the new Everest." Now, the
New York Times
reports that two more men are attempting the feat, and they're racing to not only conquer a frozen continent, but also each other. Both 33-year-old Colin O'Brady and...
Attack in Antarctica Results in
Attempted Murder Charge
Oct 24, 2018 4:58 PM CDT
Attack in Antarctica Results in Attempted Murder Charge
Researcher Sergey Savitsky is on house arrest
- A researcher at Russia's remote Bellingshausen station allegedly stabbed a colleague earlier this month, the
reports, citing the Russian-language Interfax news agency. Investigators say that the researcher, identified as Sergey Savitsky, wielded a knife on Oct. 9 and "deliberately struck [his colleague] at least one blow to...
This Iceberg Looks
a Little Unusual
Oct 23, 2018 11:27 AM CDT
This Iceberg Looks a Little Unusual
NASA takes image of a rectangular iceberg believed to have come from Antarctic ice shelf
- As far as icebergs go, this one is oddly perfect. NASA has shared a photo of a rectangular iceberg floating in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica, its flat top and straight edges appearing so exact as to suggest Mother Nature used a saw, per CTV News . The BBC explains that...
'Headless Chicken Monster'
of the Sea Caught on Camera
Oct 22, 2018 6:30 PM CDT
'Headless Chicken Monster' of the Sea Caught on Camera
It's actually a sea cucumber, and it was captured on film in a rarity
- A bizarre ocean creature with an even stranger nickname has been caught on camera for the first time. Previously only seen in the Gulf of Mexico, the sea cucumber
, affectionately known as the "headless chicken monster," was spotted in the Southern Ocean off of eastern Antarctica...
Antarctic Ice Melt
Is Accelerating Rapidly
Jun 14, 2018 3:31 AM CDT
Antarctic Ice Melt Is Accelerating Rapidly
3 trillion tons of ice have melted since 1992, study says
- Scientists monitoring ice loss in Antarctica have chilling news: The melting rate has accelerated alarmingly and the ice sheet is now shedding more than 200 billion tons a year, according to a study involving 88 scientists published in the journal
. The researchers say the rate of ice loss has...
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