Antarctica's Weddell seals communicate with each other in a high-pitched underwater language reminiscent of Star Wars sound effects, a new study finds.
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The world’s largest iceberg appears days away from crashing into a penguin-filled island. These robots will study the aftermath.
A new, international study shows the significant impact that melting ice sheets will have on global sea levels.
A hidden, deep-sea 'hotspot' is carving away this East Antarctic ice shelf from below, new research finds
Thick ice isolates a hidden ocean cavity from the furious winds and freezing air temperatures of Antarctica. But nothing stops the tides.
Blood-red algae is blooming in Antarctica, leading to plains of creepy 'watermelon snow' across Galindez Island.
Antarctica saw two record-high temperatures set between Feb. 6 and Feb.9, and that took a huge toll on the continent's ice, as seen in NASA images.
A research station off Antarctica's northern tip just reported a new record-high temperature of 69.35 degrees Fahrenheit (20.75 degrees Celsius).
A robotic submarine is about to descend into a dark, water-filled cavern in Antarctica, to try to find out why one of the continent's largest glaciers is melting so fast.
Scientists are scouring the remote Antarctic ice cap for rare meteorites chock-full of iron and holding secrets to the history of our solar system going back some 4.5 billion years.
Two large rifts have widened near the edge of Pine Island Glacier on the West Antarctic ice sheet. If they continue to grow, they could release an iceberg four times bigger than Manhattan.
The world's largest iceberg turned 2 years old today (July 12) and has already drifted more than 150 miles from its Antarctic home.