A starkly beautiful aerial image shows a 70-mile-long crack in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf.
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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.
In 2013, researchers drilled into a subglacial lake under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The project is starting to illuminate a mysterious landscape.
The Natural Environment Research Council is holding an online poll to name a new polar research vessel. The people have spoken — and the name they want is "Boaty McBoatface."
A new paper finds large areas of Antarctic ice could lose their landlocked roots if as little as 5 to 13 percent of the shelves were to disappear.
Two tardigrades and one egg that spent the past three decades cooling their jets in a researchers' freezer were recently resuscitated.
Aerial drones are seemingly everywhere these days. Even in the most remote places on Earth, scientists are testing the limits of what these robotic devices can do.
Drones face a new set of challenges as scientists deploy the remote flying vehicles to create maps of sea ice in some of the most remote locations on Earth.
Despite the advent of new communications and support technology, going it alone in Antarctica is still an incredibly dangerous risk, one expert says.