Antarctic

March 27, 2016
March 27, 2016

Japan kills 333 Antarctic Minke whales for ‘scientific research’

In the name of ‘scientific research’, Japan kills 333 minke whales, including over 200 pregnant females, in the Antarctic in 2015-16 whaling season.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

All of Antarctica might melt, drowning major cities

Researches believe that the fossil fuels still in the ground are sufficient to eliminate the Antarctic Ice Sheet and ultimately cause as much as 200 feet of sea level rise.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Greenland glacier sheds big ice chunk

Scientists are studying a big mass of ice that has broken off the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland.

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

Ghostly particles from outer space detected in Antarctica

Buried deep in the Antarctic ice, an observatory has spotted ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside the galaxy and points beyond the Milky Way.

June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015

'Hoff crab' gets formal scientific name

A hairy crab that was dubbed "The Hoff" when it was first found in Antarctic waters has now been given a formal scientific description and name.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

The man who cut out his own appendix

During an expedition to the Antarctic, Russian surgeon Leonid Rogozov became seriously ill. He needed an operation - and as the only doctor on the team, he realised he would have to do it himself.