Plan to conserve Edmund Hillary's Antarctic hut

A plan to conserve New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist and one of the first persons to climb Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary's hut in Antarctica was announced on Tuesday.

How iconic emperor penguins survived last ice age
How iconic emperor penguins survived last ice age

A change in breeding habits and distinct genetic make up may have helped certain populations of the iconic emperor penguins survive the harsh climate during the last Ice Age, a study contends.

Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future
Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future

Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.

Antarctic's increased sea ice not compensating for Arctic's decrease
Antarctic's increased sea ice not compensating for Arctic's decrease

NASA's new study has revealed that increasing Antarctica's sea ice cannot cover up for Arctic's declining sea ice.

Antarctica, a laboratory for climate change research

Antarctica has become a laboratory for research on climate change as a result of the impact that global warming is having on some of the continent's regions and its role in regulating the Earth's climate.

Fish found living beneath Antarctica
Fish found living beneath Antarctica

In a ground-breaking discovery, glacial geologists in Antarctica have discovered fish and other aquatic animals living in perpetual darkness and cold - beneath a 740 metre-thick roof of ice.

China to build fifth research station in Antarctica

The Chinese icebreaker research vessel Xuelong, which set sail in October, has begun preparations for constructing China's fifth research station in Antarctica, the Peoples Daily reported Monday.

Underwater drone maps ice algae in Antarctica

An underwater drone is helping researchers map the distribution of ice algae on the underside of the sea ice in Antarctica.

The Big Bang theory to be probed from Antarctica

A set of six telescopes collectively known as Spider - Sub-orbital Polarimeter for Inflation, Dust and the Epoch of Re-ionization - will circle Antarctica in a bid to observe a haze of faint, radio microwaves that envelops space.

Antarctic seals may use Earth's magnetic field to navigate
Antarctic seals may use Earth's magnetic field to navigate

Antarctic seals may use the Earth's magnetic field as a natural GPS while hunting, a new study has found.

Four rescued from boat stuck in Antarctic

Argentina and Chile joined forces to rescue four people who were trapped after their Polish-flagged vessel got stuck on King George island on the edge of Antarctica, Chile`s navy said Wednesday.

Underwater robot provides first detailed 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice
Underwater robot provides first detailed 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice

A team of scientist has developed first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice using an underwater robot.

China, Australia ink deal to firm up Antarctica exploration

China and Australia have signed an agreement to further enhance cooperation in exploring Antarctica under which they will exchange data and personnel.

China to build Antarctic airfield: Report

China is to build its own airfield in Antarctica, media reported today, as Beijing continues to expand its footprint in the most remote corners of the globe.

Antarctica's ice loss changed Earth's gravity: Study
Antarctica's ice loss changed Earth's gravity: Study

Antarctica has lost so much ice that it has caused a shift in Earth's gravity, according to a new study.

Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA
Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA

Sea ice around Antarctica has reached its highest level since measurement started in 1979, NASA said.

Changing Antarctic waters may lead to abrupt rise in global sea level

A new study has revealed that Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica may set off steep 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.

Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica
Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report on Thursday that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent.

Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: UN

The ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is showing its first sign of recovery after years of dangerous depletion, a UN study said on Wednesday, in a rare piece of good news on the environment.

Antarctica melt reason behind rise in sea-level
Antarctica melt reason behind rise in sea-level

A new study has revealed that that fresh water from melting glaciers is the reason behind rise in the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica.