Untouched 106 year old fruitcake found in the Antarctic — it’s probably still edible

No one touched it for more than a century, not even the penguins.

Scientists find 91 new volcanoes miles beneath Antarctica’s thick ice sheet

Exciting but scary news at the same time.

It’s so hot that Antarctica is going green, as global warming triggers moss explosion

When we said ‘Go green,’ this really wasn’t what we had in mind.

Antarctica’s Blood Falls sheds its secrets

As is often the case, more questions arose after the mystery was solved.

Antarctica is covered in hundreds of meltwater rivers and streams, and we had no idea this was happening

This could have been going for decades but scientists are worried nevertheless.

Thousand-year-old penguin poop points to devastating colony collapse at the hand of volcanic eruptions

Gentoo penguins are prolific poopers, much to the delight of some scientists.

Green ice spotted in Antarctica’s Ross Sea triggers new expedition for April

An effect of warming climate, or just a string of coincidences?

In 2015, record temperatures in Antarctica were 17.5°C (63.5°F). Yes, you read that right

Next time you go to Antarctica, pack your shorts.

The surprisingly colorful underwater ecosystem beneath Antarctica’s sea ice

Simply stunning!

Startling NASA photo reveals 300-foot-wide rift in Antarctic Ice Shelf

It looks like we’re moving closer to a dramatic break-up.

British researchers on the hunt for world’s oldest ice

As the Antarctic spring comes to an end and the “summer” enters into force, a team of geoscientists is seeking 1.5-million-year ice.

West Antarctic ice sheet is melting from the inside, signaling an accelerated collapse

The ice shelf is far more fragile than we hoped.

World’s largest marine reserve established in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica

A great victory for wildlife.

Global warming causes plants and soils to ‘burp’ more CO2

A long-standing assumption that as the planet warms, the biosphere releases more CO2 in a positive feedback loop was confirmed by researchers.

Antarctica could lose 60 percent of its penguins to climate change by the end of the century

Antartica’s penguins are in trouble.

Why one pole is melting, while the other is still packed with ice

In the past decade, ice extent at the two poles couldn’t be more different. The Arctic has seen its 13 smallest maximum ice extents in the last 13 years, and since 1979 lost 620,000 square miles of winter sea ice cover, an area more than twice the size of Texas. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, ice cover has actually increased despite warming trends

Scientists want you to look at photos of penguins. Yes, really

Antarctic researchers are in need of help – specifically, they need people to study photos of penguins to help them understand how the birds are dealing with climate change.

West Antarctic Ice Sheet might melt faster, adding three extra feet to sea level rise by 2100

A refined model based on equations which accurately reproduced sea level rise events from hundreds of thousands of years ago suggests this massive ice sheet is disintegrating faster then previously thought.

What polar inhabitants want from a climate deal

While the climate talks in Paris are carrying on in full force, it’s important to keep in mind that most of climate change isn’t actually affecting the ones causing it. The polar regions, the south Pacific and small islands are the ones suffering the most. The governments of Nunavut (Canada) and Greenland (Denmark) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) released a

Shackleton’s 1915 expedition to Antarctica showcased in New Photos

n 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, followed by Scott who died on the return journey. Shackleton searched in his mind for some other daring goal. He finally settled on crossing of the Antarctic continent from coast to coast via the South Pole, a distance of about 1800 miles.