New Antarctic Dinosaurs on Display at Field Museum

It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or a day off.

Researcher captures stunning video of Antarctic minke whales

Minke whales are grossly understudied, but researchers hope to fix that.

Scars left by glaciers show Antarctic ice retreat

Something similar might happen again soon.

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.

British research vessel gets named “Boaty McBoatFace” following an online poll

The world has spoken and the vote has been cast: people want to name the new British Antarctic research ship “Boaty McBoatface”

The world’s largest canyon may lie under Antarctic Ice

British researchers have just made a stunning discovery – the biggest canyon may not be in the US or China but under Antarctic ice.

Notebook Detailing Robert Scott’s Pioneering 1910-1913 Trek to the South Pole Discovered in Ice

A notebook that laid under the cover of Antarctic ice for the past 100 years was discovered by Newzealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. The notebook belonged to one of the members of Robert Scott’s scientific crew, an English explorer who raced against Roald Amundsen to be the first to reach the South Pole. While Scott eventually reached his destination, he was

Antarctic Ice Collapse Could Devastate Global Food Supply

We’ve already written about the damage done to the Antarctic ice sheet, and how sadly, its collapse seems irreversible. A new study has analyzed some of the consequences of that collapse – it could devastate global food supply, drowning vast areas of crop lands across the Middle East and Asia. The report urges the Obama administration (and other administrations as well,

West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is irreversible; to cause 10 feet sea level rise

The  West Antarctic Ice Sheet , a massive system of glaciers, is collapsing as a result of glacier melting (global warming). The process is most likely irreversible and cause a global sea lever rise of at least 10 feet, a pair of independent studies conclude. A warmer planet gives way to rising oceans Previously, the two-mile-thick (3.2 kilometers) glacier system was

Antarctic ozone hole shows big improvement – not all good

The hole in the ozone layer is the second smallest in twenty years, data from NASA and NOAA shows, but it’s not all good news. In fact, it could signal things taking a turn for the worst. Warmer air temperatures high above the Antarctic led to the hole shrinking, now covering an area of about 17.9 million square kilometers. The