A hypothesis about meteorites gets put to the test in a new mission to the icy continent.
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Eight years ago on Friday, scientists named a climate monitoring location in a desolate bay off the Antarctic Peninsula after the 44th president to mark his inauguration.
A convoy of massive tractors delivers supplies to Concordia research station in Antarctica, as seen in a satellite image captured from hundreds of miles above Earth.
A British scientific base in Antarctica is on the move to a new location, to avoid being cut adrift by a crack in a floating ice shelf.
Britain's Halley VI research station is being towed to a new location on an ice shelf in Antarctica, to avoid a growing chasm that threatens to cut it adrift.
An icy thread measuring a mere 12 miles (20 kilometers) long is all that's anchoring a massive iceberg the size of Delaware to its home in West Antarctica, climate scientists report.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is melting from the inside out, which could lead to worldwide coastal flooding.
A new mission will search for the oldest ice on Earth in an attempt to find out how Earth's climate has shifted in the past and what that might mean for the future.
About 66 million years ago, an ancient sea monster the height of a five-story office building once gnashed its sharp teeth as it swam around the dark waters of Antarctica, a new study finds.
The isolated but wildlife-rich Ross Sea off Antarctica will be protected from fishing and other human activities under the new agreement.
Climate change may cause sharp drops in Antarctic Adélie penguin populations by the turn of the next century, new research suggests.
A prehistoric seabird that was the size of a small airplane and had a mouthful of sharp teeth once soared over ancient Antarctica, occasionally stopping to snag fish and squid, a new study finds.