This speck of primeval stardust may hold clues about the origin of the solar system.
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The second-largest emperor penguin colony in the world appears to be collapsing, after rough seas drowned all of its babies three winters in a row.
European scientists looking for some of the oldest ice on the planet have homed in on a particular spot in Antarctica.
Emperor penguins are the only penguin species that breeds on the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica in the dead of winter.
The Australian-Antarctic Ridge was expected to have emerged with the Pacific to its East. The real story was a surprise to geologists.
For the first time, an expedition climbed Fuji Dome in the interior of East Antarctica using a wind-blown vehicle.
There's a giant void hiding under the Antarctic ice, and it's growing larger and more menacing by the day, a new study using satellite data finds.
Meet the original "lizard king" — an iguana-size reptile that ruled Antarctica 250 million years ago.
A meteorologist explains the science behind the historic weather event hitting the Midwest and Plains right now.
Polar explorer Shackleton abandoned the ship Endurance in 1915, after the vessel was crushed by sea ice.
There's a rocky planet in our stellar neighborhood that's very big and cold. However, scientists argue, it might still hold life.