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Fossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago

Fossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago

Some models had shown that at the current rate, the Antarctic ice-sheet might reach a critical tipping point and start destabilising very quickly which had happened before.

Billion-year-old secret revealed: India used to be a part of Antarctica!

Billion-year-old secret revealed: India used to be a part of Antarctica!

 A group of geologists from India and Switzerland researching on evolution of the Earth's crust studied ancient rocks of the continental crust in the Eastern Ghats area and found important clues to the formation of the continents.

Signs of `healing` ozone layer over Antarctic: Study

Signs of `healing` ozone layer over Antarctic: Study

The hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic has begun to shrink, signaling good news for the environment several decades after an international accord to phase out certain pollutants, researchers said Thursday.

Climate change alert! Warm Antarctica spells bad news for penguin colonies

Climate change alert! Warm Antarctica spells bad news for penguin colonies

Adelie Penguin is one of the two natives of Antarctic penguins- the other being the emperor penguin- and it inhibits the full extent of the continent.

Opal-studded meteorite points towards evolution of water on Earth!

Opal-studded meteorite points towards evolution of water on Earth!

Earlier, there were claims of the source of Earth's water being found in meteorites and a new discovery has strengthened that belief.

Why is the Antarctic Ocean unaffected by global warming? Puzzle solved!

Why is the Antarctic Ocean unaffected by global warming? Puzzle solved!

The solution lies in the unique ocean currents that envelope Antarctica.  

Why are Antarctica ice-levels increasing? NASA has the answer!

Why are Antarctica ice-levels increasing? NASA has the answer!

The revelation led to many people wondering about the reason for the phenomenon and also sent scientists and researchers into a tizzy to find its cause. 

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.