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Two technicians die at US research station in Antarctica

Two technicians die at US research station in Antarctica

Two technicians performing maintenance at a US research station in Antarctica died on Wednesday while working on a building that houses a generator for a nearby radio transmitter ...

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.

106-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica 'perfectly preserved'

106-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica 'perfectly preserved'

New Zealand scientists have found a ‘perfectly preserved’ 106-year-old fruitcake in a remote Antarctic hut.

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

A chunk of ice bigger than the US state of Delaware is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images revealed Wednesday.

Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

Japan's whaling fleet returned on Friday from its months-long Antarctic hunt in the name of scientific research with a take of more than 300 minke whales, a hunt that prompted complaints from Australia.

Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice

Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice

An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink algae and spidery starfish.

US astronaut Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

US astronaut Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

Buzz Aldrin, the 86-year-old retired US astronaut who was among the first men to walk on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons, officials said on Thursday.

Greenland ice melting faster than thought

Greenland ice melting faster than thought

Greenland's highly unstable ice sheet is melting more than seven percent faster than previously thought, scientists said this week after discovering a hotspot beneath the Earth's crust ...