First species of Yeti crab found in Antarctica

The first species of Yeti crab from hydrothermal vent systems in Antarctica, has been discovered by a team of British scientists.

Japan says hopes to resume whaling later this year, but hurdles remain

Japan hopes to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic later this year, a top official said on Friday, despite a finding by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) that Tokyo had yet to prove the kill was scientifically justified.

Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field
Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field

A sudden increase in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth, says a team of scientists.

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'
Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly 'thawing fast'

A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

10,000-yr-old Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is nearing its end

A new NASA study has found that the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

Breakup fear for massive Antarctic ice shelf: Study
Breakup fear for massive Antarctic ice shelf: Study

The largest ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula is being thinned by warmer seas and air and could catastrophically break up, scientists said on Wednesday.

Gravity data reveals Antarctic ice sheet is melting at ever faster rate
Gravity data reveals Antarctic ice sheet is melting at ever faster rate

A team of researchers has found that Antarctica's massive ice sheet lost twice the amount of ice in its western portion compared with what it accumulated in the east, suggesting that the southern continent's ice cap is melting ever faster.

Antarctica's dry valleys brimming with microbial life: Study
Antarctica's dry valleys brimming with microbial life: Study

Using a helicopter-borne sensor, a team of researchers has unearthed compelling evidence that beneath the Antarctica's dry valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient climate change.

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.