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Why is Antarctica's sea ice spreading as the Arctic's shrinks?

Cosmos - ‎May 22, 2016‎
But these don't adequately explain why Antarctic sea ice is so healthy, even in a warmer climate. So Nghiem and colleagues mapped sea ice extent during its growing season - June to September - around Antarctica with NASA's QuikSCAT satellite radar ...

Five winters on Antarctica

Radio New Zealand - ‎3 hours ago‎
Agnieszka Fryckowska has wintered over on the ice for five winters - working for the British Antarctic Survey as a meterologist and base camp manager.

Antarctica: Men, Women and Children Wanted for Hazardous Journey

Huffington Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
Antarctica's poles: ceremonial, geographic, magnetic, are each more challenging to survive in than the last. These culminate with the Pole of Cold: dubbed 'The Moon' by the scientists who embed themselves there in temperatures of -124 °C, in an airless ...

Chile, other nations set aside territorial aspirations in Antarctica

Fox News Latino - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Chile and the other countries with potential sovereignty claims in Antarctica have set aside, for the moment, their territorial aspirations there to focus on scientific research and protecting the environment on the frozen continent.
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Antarctica's Totten Glacier has become 'dangerously unstable'

The Independent - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Scientists ringing alarm bells about the melting of Antarctica have focused most of their attention, so far, on the smaller West Antarctic ice sheet, which is grounded deep below sea level and highly exposed to the influence of warming seas.

Fossil pelagornithid bird with 6m wingspan found in Antarctica

ABC Online - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The fossil remains of a 50-million-year-old bird with a six-metre wingspan have been found in Antarctica. Paleontologists at a natural history museum in Argentina said they had identified the pelagornithid, or bony-toothed bird, nearly three years ...

Jonathan Franzen went to Antarctica and Jeopardy this week, and more book news

Vox - ‎May 21, 2016‎
My friends, we are about tip over the precipice of spring and into summer. Possibly you are about to begin your reduced or flexible work schedule with summer Fridays?
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Australian Experts Confirm Contamination in Antarctica

Prensa Latina - ‎18 hours ago‎
Canberra, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Australia claimed today that residues from the research bases located in Antarctica contaminates the seas and affect the flora and fauna. A ABC's report found that 37 percent of the settled bases in ...

Ancient Fossils Unearthed On Trek To Antarctica

Forbes - ‎May 18, 2016‎
What do icebreakers, helicopters, and bright red down parkas with fur-lined hoods all have in common? If you are a fossil hunter in Antarctica like Abagael West, these are all necessary supplies for her job. To the envy of most people, her job is to ...

Unbelievably Big Birds Called Antarctica Home 50 Million Years Ago

Forbes - ‎May 21, 2016‎
A sea bird with a 21 foot wingspan and teeth made of bone may sound like something out of science fiction, but these behemoths were real.

Penguins in Antarctica. Picture: iStock

Herald Sun - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Tim Rankin, from polar travel specialists Active Travel, says while packages to Antarctica can be pricier than your usual holiday, there is no shortage of interest in the area as an adventure travel destination.
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Antarctica Discovery --"Reveals New Insights Into Space Weather"

The Daily Galaxy (blog) - ‎May 21, 2016‎
New space weather observations will allow researchers to watch how the behavior of the sun and the solar wind -- an unbroken supersonic flow of charged particles from the sun -- changes over time and how the Earth's magnetic field responds to solar ...
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Prehistoric bird with 20ft wingspan ruled skies over Antarctica 50 million years ago

Daily Mail - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Experts believe there were two kinds of pelagornithid in Antarctica. One species would have reached up to five meters (16 ft) tall, with a similar wingspan, and another that stood at more than seven meters (23 ft).
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Extreme Fossil Hunters Dig the Dirt in Antarctica

Discover Magazine (blog) - ‎May 11, 2016‎
A recent expedition to Antarctica has returned with a cache of fossils and data gathered over the course of almost two months of work on the frozen continent.

The End of the End of the World

The New Yorker - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Hoping to make Antarctica more palatable to my temperate Californian, I decided to spend Walt's money on the most deluxe of bookings—a three-week Lindblad National Geographic expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia island, and the Falklands. I paid a ...

A Dinosaur Hunter Heads to Antarctica

Men's Journal - ‎May 13, 2016‎
When you look at Antarctica these days, you don't think of much aside from penguins and footage of chunks of ice breaking off of it that have nothing to do with climate change.

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Sports Illustrated - ‎May 20, 2016‎
So when an adorable Instagram photo of the newly-engaged bombshell and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, surrounded by penguins, popped up in our feed, we couldn't help but wonder if Kate was taking on Antarctica once again. Could it be true?

In Antarctica, let's just concentrate on the science

The Interpreter - ‎May 12, 2016‎
If Antarctica were to ever be a scene of discord, the legal basis of Australia's sovereignty would not rely on just one case.

Antarctica New Zealand takes top prize at NZ energy awards

Scoop.co.nz (press release) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Antarctica New Zealand is committed to developing a systematic approach to drive energy and carbon improvements. This includes membership with Energy-Mark certification programme designed to help develop and implement an Energy Management ...

A blind birdwatcher records the sounds of nature in Antarctica

CCTV-America - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Last year, he had the opportunity, as a guest of the Uruguayan government, to travel to Antarctica to learn the landscape of the world's last wilderness through its sounds.
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