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Wintertime flow of Blood Falls caught on camera for the first time

Wintertime flow of Blood Falls caught on camera for the first time

Science | Earth
Monday May 02, 2022

Researchers have caught a wintertime release of brine from Blood Falls on camera for the first time, but the exact cause of the curious phenomenon remains a mystery.


Antarctic microbe produces potential cancer-fighting drug

Antarctic microbe produces potential cancer-fighting drug

Science | The Biological World
Monday April 18, 2022

Researchers map the genetic machinery behind a natural anti-cancer compound from Antarctica for the first time


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Apr
11
2022

Ocean giants' appetites are larger than we thought

Science | The Biological World

Blue whales eat seven Space Shuttles worth of food every year, new research finds


Mar
28
2022

Forever chemicals lingering in Antarctic marine mammals

Science | The Biological World

New research finds Antarctic seals and killer whales still have persistent organic pollutants stored in their blubber, despite many countries having phased out production of these toxic chemicals, some as long as 50 years ago.


Mar
21
2022

Antarctic fossils shed new light on the lives of ancient amphibians

Science | Earth

Fossils of extinct amphibians found in Antarctica are helping paleontologists reconstruct how these ancient creatures once roamed the planet and understand how life evolved in the wake of Earth's largest mass extinction.


Mar
14
2022

Where are IceCube's neutrinos coming from?

Science | Space and Atmospheric Physics

Thanks to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, scientists have identified several types of cosmic structures that produce neutrinos.


Mar
07
2022

Six stunning photos from the Antarctic solar eclipse

Science | Space and Atmospheric Physics

A total solar eclipse passed over Antarctica on December 4, 2021, a rare and exciting celestial event for the southernmost continent.


Feb
14
2022

Antarctic Long-Term Ecological Research site turns 30

Science | The Biological World

Researchers have documented significant ecological changes to the Antarctic Peninsula thanks to the long-running National Science Foundation program.


Dec
20
2021

Antarctic ice cores help pinpoint timing of human arrival in New Zealand

Science | Ice and Snow

Scientific detective work has helped researchers determine when humans first arrived in New Zealand, one of the last places on Earth to be settled.


Nov
23
2021

Scientists prepare for rare Antarctic solar eclipse

Science | Space and Atmospheric Physics

Antarctica will experience a total solar eclipse next Saturday, a rare occurrence that will give scientists insight into the behavior of Earth's upper atmosphere.


Nov
09
2021

The stone thieves

Science | The Biological World

Adelie penguins often steal stones from each other's nests, but new research shows the wily birds target some nests more than others.


Oct
07
2021

Antarctic ice shivers from distant earthquakes

Science | Earth

Antarctica is the most remote continent on Earth, but new research shows it is still connected to what happens in the rest of the world. A new study finds large earthquakes can cause ice on the slopes of Antarctica's Mt. Erebus to quiver and vibrate, even when the quake happens thousands of miles away.


Sep
20
2021

Scoping out the seal mating scene

Science | The Biological World

Biologists have been observing how male Weddell seals secure prime locations when courting females to learn more about the southernmost mammal's mysterious breeding behavior.


Sep
07
2021

Meet the Penguin Misfits

Science | The Biological World

Looks are important for Adelie penguins, but they may not be as critical for breeding as biologists previously thought. New research shows Adelie penguins with unusual coloring still manage to breed successfully, contrary to what biologists had predicted.


Aug
23
2021

Coldest, Driest, Saltiest Antarctic Soils Might Be Inhospitable To Life

Science | The Biological World

Some Antarctic soils might be the only environments on Earth microbes can't colonize, a finding that goes against scientists' expectations of our planet's habitability. Most scientists assume microbes can inhabit every environment on Earth, given enough time, but new research finds that some of the coldest, saltiest, and driest soils in the Transantarctic Mountains show no signs of viable microbial life.


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