See pic: This is how Antarctica looks from space!

See pic: This is how Antarctica looks from space!

British astronaut Tim Peake has always stunned us by sharing beautiful images of our planet taken from space.

Birds in remote Antarctica can recognise individual people

Birds in remote Antarctica can recognise individual people

 While it is only natural for birds living among people to learn to differentiate individual humans, researchers have found that skuas living in remote Antarctica too can recognise people who had previously accessed the nests to measure their eggs and nestlings.

Ice shelf twice the size of Manhattan set to break away from Antarctica?

Ice shelf twice the size of Manhattan set to break away from Antarctica?

An ice shelf which is roughly twice the size of Manhattan has been spotted by NASA scientists, forming across one of Antarctica's ice shelves.

Antarctica: Sea-level rise too big to be pumped away

Antarctica: Sea-level rise too big to be pumped away

Sea level rise is likely to be a problem too big to handle as a new study suggests that geoengineers will not be able to pump away the rising tides.

Antarctica penguins unable to return home due to iceberg grounding

Antarctica penguins unable to return home due to iceberg grounding

The Adelie penguin population at the bay`s Cape Denison was measured to be about 160,000 in February 2011 but by December 2013 it had plunged to an estimated 10,000.

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after giant iceberg traps colony

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after giant iceberg traps colony

The huge iceberg dubbed 'B09B' measuring about 100 square kilometres (38.6 square miles), became trapped in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010. 

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: Study

The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 sq kms, grounded in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010, researchers from Australia and New Zealand said.

Footballfield-sized balloon studying solar flares over Antarctica

New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Over the clear and calm skies over Antarctica, a large, helium-filled and footballfield-sized scientific balloon has started studying high-energy radiation released by solar flares emitted by the sun.

Forget Grand Canyon, world's largest canyon hidden under Antarctic!

The canyon system is made up of a chain of winding and linear features buried under several kilometres of ice in one of the last unexplored regions of the Earth's land surface - Princess Elizabeth Land (PEL) in East Antarctica. 

East Antarctic Ice Sheet has remained frozen for 14 million years

East Antarctic Ice Sheet has remained frozen for 14 million years

 Using an innovative technique to date one of Antarctica's ancient lake deposits, researchers have determined that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, or EAIS, has remained frozen for the past 14 million years.

Himalayan glaciers to ice in Antarctica!

Himalayan glaciers to ice in Antarctica!

The NASA study challenges the oft-repeated findings of the United Nation's panel on climate change, the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that forecast a grim future for the melting ice sheets of the Antarctic.

China's 32nd Antarctic expedition to set out

The icebreaker "Xuelong" will carry a 277-member expedition team and cover about 30,000 nautical miles in the 159-day expedition.

Indian scientists have discovered extraordinary molecules literally from the cold

Indian scientists have discovered extraordinary molecules literally from the cold

Indian expeditions to the Antarctica and the setting up of a specialised institution the National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research (NCAOR) in Goa have started yielding some results.

Ozone hole gets bigger, Earth to bear more UV damage

The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said.

Vast Antarctic marine reserves in focus at Australia talks

Vast Antarctic marine reserves in focus at Australia talks

Antarctica is one of the world's last untouched wildernesses and is critical for scientific research.

What would happen if we burned up all of Earth's fossil fuels?

What would happen if we burned up all of Earth's fossil fuels?

  If we were to burn all of the planet's fossil fuel reserves, we would be kissing Antarctica goodbye.

Antarctic Ocean increases absorption of CO2

Antarctic Ocean increases absorption of CO2

 Defying earlier fears, the Antarctic Ocean has been absorbing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide over the past decade, researchers reported Thursday.

Watch: NASA data reveals seas rising more than predicted

Watch: NASA data reveals seas rising more than predicted

Sea levels worldwide are rising faster than predicted as a result of climate change, according to NASA scientists.

50 million year old sperm found in Antarctica

The world's oldest sperm cells preserved in a tiny cocoon in Antarctica for a whopping 50 million years have been recovered by researchers, a scientific journal has reported.

'Antarctica will get three degrees hotter by century-end'

'Antarctica will get three degrees hotter by century-end'

The temperature in Antarctica may rise by as much as three degrees by the end of the century, an expert has said, adding this could be the tipping point as far as the fight against global warming is concerned.