Life brimming with active ecosystem beneath Antarctic ice

A lake that has not seen sunlight or felt a breath of wind for millions of years beneath the Antarctic ice is brimming with life and active ecosystem, reveal findings of a massive US expedition.

Antarctic insect has the smallest genome

The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.

Ancient Antarctic ice may reveal Earth`s past climate conditions

Scientists have identified regions in Antarctica that they claim stores data about Earth`s climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years.

Vast channels beneath Antarctic ice discovered

Scientists have discovered 250 meter ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.

First estuary under Antarctic ice discovered

For the first time, scientists have discovered that Antarctica`s massive ice sheet is hiding an estuary, where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.

Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from below

A new study has found that ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent`s ice shelf mass loss.

Traces of life on Martian surface may have been bleached away

A Martian meteorite found in Antarctic ice suggests that the surface of the Red Planet is riddled with chemicals related to those used in household bleach

Bottoms up Antarctic ice growth discovered

The base of a massive ice plateau on East Antarctic ice sheet is about 24 percent refrozen water.

100-year-old Scotch pulled from frozen crate

A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century.

100-year-old Scotch pulled from frozen crate

A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century was finally opened.

New Zealand museum thaws 100-year-old Scotch

The crate of whisky was recovered earlier this year - along with four other crates.

Ship with 100 tourists stuck in Antarctic ice

A Russian icebreaker carrying over 100 tourists, scientists and journalists on a cruise around Antarctica was struggling to free itself from sea ice but was not in any danger, a shipping company said Tuesday.

Ship with 100 tourists stuck in Antarctic ice

A Russian icebreaker carrying over 100 tourists, scientists and journalists on a cruise around Antarctica has become stuck in the ice but is not in danger.