For more than a century, scientists believed that only humans could cross the hostile oceans to reach the frozen continent, but some strands of alien kelp tell another story.
Scientists complete the most detailed mass observation of the southern continent so far, and deliver ominous findings.
Holding further warming to just half a degree Celsius would avoid the calamitous global economic damage that higher temperatures would bring, researchers say.
When an ecosystem changes, those creatures most precisely adapted become the most vulnerable—and that is bad news for king penguins.
A rise of 2 degrees Celsius could change the pattern of seafloor diversity in unpredictable ways, experiment suggests.
A chunk the size of Delaware is expected to produce an event that could cause the collapse of the continent's northern ice shelf.
A huge glacier in the frozen wastes of East Antarctica, a region previously thought stable, could melt much faster than expected, scientists say.
Scientists in the U.S. predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues to thaw could be enough to double global sea-level rise within this century.
The penguins died in recent years after an iceberg "the size of Rome" became grounded near their Antarctic colony in 2010, separating them from their food source: the sea.
After more than a century of protection from exploitation by military and commercial interests, a number of countries are positioning themselves to seize greater influence in Antarctica on the day its protective treaties expire.