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.
The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.
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.
Scientists have discovered 250 meter ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.
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.
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.
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
The base of a massive ice plateau on East Antarctic ice sheet is about 24 percent refrozen water.
A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century.
A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century was finally opened.
The crate of whisky was recovered earlier this year - along with four other crates.
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.
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.
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