Lake Vostok is one of the largest subglacial lakes in the world. It may harbor unique types of organisms.
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NASA's Operation IceBridge continues to snap gorgeous images of the planet's chilly bottom, revealing the beauty and dynamics of Antarctica's expansive ice.
Scientists searching for ghostly subatomic particles called neutrinos from cosmic sources made an important stride in understanding how to catch these slippery specters.
Climate change may be leading to shifts in the communities of sea life beneath an Antarctic ice shelf.
A massive magma plume is surging against the crust beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, but that isn't why the ice is melting.
A mobile British research station in Antarctica will close for the winter, threatened by cracks in an ice shelf.
Scientists will spend six weeks diving beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, exploring how climate change affects marine biodiversity while documenting their work through social media and in 360-degree video.
These upside-down canyons could contribute to the melt and collapse of Antarctica's floating expanses of ice.
A giant iceberg that broke away from an ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula in July is slowly revealing a vast undersea ecosystem that has been hidden for thousands of years.
Aerial and remote surveys recently revealed nearly 100 volcanoes lurking beneath the Antarctic ice that had never been mapped before.
Stunning new images capture the movement of a gigantic iceberg that recently broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica.
An 8-inch marine worm's oval body is ringed with shiny golden bristles and topped with a sharp-toothed maw.
This little polychaete has a bulbous, extendable throat bearing rows of teeth and a ring of bristles around its body that it uses for crawling on the seafloor and swimming in the Antarctic Ocean.