How a balloon flying over Antarctica made parallel universes tabloid fodder

No, scientists did not discover evidence for a parallel universe in the Antarctic ice

The ground is softening. Something is shifting in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys

The first water measurements here were taken in 1903. Long-term monitoring since then tells the tale of an abrupt ecosystem shift

Fish use "blood-doping" to survive in icy water

To keep their blood from becoming too thick, cold-water fish release blood cells from the spleen only when needed

How 14 months in Antarctica changes your brain

Studying the effects of isolated, monotonous environments on the human brain has important implications for space travel

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Inside the political deadlock of establishing Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean

Politics and culture collide as signatories argue over preserving fisheries and meeting conservation objectives

New parasitic interaction discovered in Antarctic lakes

We still understand very little about life in Earth's most extreme environments

How atmospheric dust might help cool the planet

New research suggests an old idea of geoengineering has more merit than long suspected