Antarctica

Find out everything there is to know about Antarctica and stay updated on the latest Antarctica news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and Antarctica pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about this fascinating continent as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about Antarctica.
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Antarctica Nearing Sea Ice Record High, But Arctic Ice Still Shrinking
Arctic sea ice
September 17th, 2014
For an unprecedented third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record, but Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
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Cold, Dark and Alive! Life Discovered in Buried Antarctic Lake
Lake Whillans life
August 20th, 2014
Lake Whillans teems with nearly 4,000 species of microbes, forming a rich ecosystem that lives underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.
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Whiffs of Antarctic Sulfur Hold Climate Clues
Antarctica
August 4th, 2014
Huge wildfires sparked by a powerful El Niño event 16 years ago left a distinct tinge of sulfur in Antarctica's snow.
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Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?
Antarctic glacier, global warming, climate change, ice melt
August 25th, 2014
Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
A teen couple stands watching a sunset
August 17th, 2014
Robot construction, the cause of Antarctic earthquakes and the pharaohs' rise to power are some of the best articles in Science this week.
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Volcanoes Cooled Earth Less Than Thought
Mount Pinatubo 1991
July 8th, 2014
Global cooling caused by some historic volcanic eruptions wasn't as extreme as climate scientists recently thought, according to newly revised ice core records from Antarctica.
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Faraway Earthquake Triggered Antarctica Icequakes
Howard nunataks
August 10th, 2014
Researchers report the first evidence that distant earthquakes can trigger icequakes in Antarctica.
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Unhappy Feet: Global Warming Threatens Emperor Penguins
Stephanie Jenouvrier, of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, holds an emperor penguin chick in Antarctica.
June 30th, 2014
As climate change melts sea ice, emperor penguin populations across Antarctica across Antarctica could drastically decline, with many of the colonies dropping by more than half by 2100, warn scientists.
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