back to homepage

Tag "Antarctica"

Scientists Drill to Record Depths in West Antarctica

PHYS.ORG – 24 January 2019 – A team of scientists and engineers has for the first time successfully drilled over two kilometres through the ice sheet in West Antarctica using

Read More

Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica

(NATIONAL GEORGRAPHIC) by Elaina Zachos – Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was carpeted with prehistoric greenery. Now, scientists may have uncovered clues about what happened in the “Great

Read More

Extreme Astronomy Unlocks Cosmic Secrets From the South Pole

(SEEKER) – The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter.  By

Read More

Vast Iceberg Poised to Crack Off Antarctica

(RTÉ News) – A massive iceberg, expected to be one of the biggest ever recorded with an area about the quarter of the size of Leinster, is poised to break

Read More

Antarctic Sponge Yields MRSA-Killing Compound

(INTERN DAILY) – Sea sponges are mostly stationary, and without speed or a protective shell, their defense system is largely reliant on chemical compounds. And because bacteria poses one of

Read More

An Expedition to Antarctica Uncovered a Treasure Trove of 71-Million-Year-Old Fossils

(GIZMODO) – Fossils are cool and during an expedition earlier this year in Antarctica, scientists from the University of Queensland scientists collected a whole ton of them, some dating back

Read More