‘Better than Christmas’: Antarctic expeditioners celebrate the solstice with an icy dip | ABC News

Celebrating midwinter on one of the coldest places on earth comes with a set of traditions that have evolved over more than 100 years. Read more here: https://ab.co/3fNEgCD For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on … Read more ‘Better than Christmas’: Antarctic expeditioners celebrate the solstice with an icy dip | ABC News

Antarctic expedition researching penguin decline

The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on the remote region. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. … Read more Antarctic expedition researching penguin decline

Search for the oldest ice core ever found means building and testing the strongest drill | ABC News

Antarctic scientists are preparing to embark on a search for the oldest ice core ever found, dating back one million years. In order to uncover this relic from the past they’ve had to develop tools to withstand the harshest conditions on Earth. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC … Read more Search for the oldest ice core ever found means building and testing the strongest drill | ABC News

Coronavirus: Australians stranded on Antarctic trip recount their stressful journey home | The Drum

The passengers of the Ocean Atlantic have finally been granted their freedom, after spending more than a month separated from the rest of the world. More than 130 Australians spent weeks isolated, first on board their Antarctic cruise liner, and for the past two weeks, in the rooms of various Sydney hotels. It’s been a … Read more Coronavirus: Australians stranded on Antarctic trip recount their stressful journey home | The Drum

An ancient Antarctic rainforest

An expedition drilling into the sea-floor near the South Pole has discovered the root network of an ancient forest. It reveals surprisingly high temperatures in the Antarctic during the Cretaceous period, and the existence of a rich, temperate rainforest just 900km from the Pole. Read the research here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2148-5 Sign up for the Nature Briefing: … Read more An ancient Antarctic rainforest

Antarctic sea creatures ‘stressed to the max’ – BBC News

Antarctica recorded a record high temperature earlier last month of more than 20C. This is bad news for the extraordinary marine life that lives in the icy waters of the world’s coldest continent. The BBC’s chief environment correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, went to the Ross Sea in Antarctica where he met some of the marine biologists … Read more Antarctic sea creatures ‘stressed to the max’ – BBC News

Oil-eating microbes clean up fuel spills on Antarctic bases | ABC News

At an Australian base in Antarctica, tiny microorganisms are eating their way through pollution in fuel-contaminated soils. They’re being helped along by scientists who have constructed a massive dirt pile to encourage the bugs in their clean-up efforts. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-01/bacteria-set-to-clean-up-antarctica/12013706 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC … Read more Oil-eating microbes clean up fuel spills on Antarctic bases | ABC News

Antarctica has hottest temperature ever recorded

Antarctica has just had its hottest day ever recorded. The temperature rose to 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 Fahrenheit) at an Argentine research base – and still needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization. The base is on the Antarctic Peninsula, jutting up toward South America. It has warmed much faster than the global … Read more Antarctica has hottest temperature ever recorded

Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate science – BBC News

“Snotsicle” – distinctly unattractive masses of frozen snot – are just some of the challenges of doing science in a place as extreme as the Antarctic. Scientists fear the Thwaites Glacier could be beginning a process of catastrophic collapse. There is more than three metres of potential sea level rise in the ice of West … Read more Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate science – BBC News

Antarctica melting: Journey to the ‘doomsday glacier’ – BBC News

Glaciologists have described Thwaites Glacier as the “most important” glacier in the world, the “riskiest” glacier, even the “doomsday” glacier. A team of 40 or so scientists are part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, a five-year, $50m (£38m) joint UK-US effort to understand why it is changing so rapidly. The project represents the biggest … Read more Antarctica melting: Journey to the ‘doomsday glacier’ – BBC News

The Thing | The Blood Test

The mysterious “Thing” is killing off members of an Arctic research outpost one by one, then disguising itself among the researchers. MacReady (Kurt Russell) has just realized that the individual parts of “the Thing” are each their own life form, so he proposes an ingenious test. He tests each surviving researchers’ blood with a hot … Read more The Thing | The Blood Test

Reports from the Antarctic by Australian Writer, Favel Parrett: “Christmas”

“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”. Even onboard the Aurora Australis, deep in the Southern Ocean! Our celebrations coincided with sighting the Antarctic pack ice so it was truly a white Christmas for us all. And it doesn’t matter where I am I always eat too much at Christmas, but this year was probably … Read more Reports from the Antarctic by Australian Writer, Favel Parrett: “Christmas”

Reports from the Antarctic by Australian Writer, Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett is a fiction writer who was awarded the 2012 Antarctic Arts Fellowship. She is on her way to Casey Station in the Antarctic on board Aurora Australis. At 3.30 pm on Monday, 17th December 2012, 34 expeditioners, 24 crew and I set off from Hobart aboard the icebreaker Aurora Australis, Australia’s Antarctic resupply … Read more Reports from the Antarctic by Australian Writer, Favel Parrett

Science: New Research Throws Light on Krill Maturation

New research from the Australian Antarctic Division aquarium shows that darkness can be used to influence the maturation cycle of krill. Previous attempts to influence the development of krill through exposure to light and dark had shown that krill maintain their matings patterns regardless of environmental factors. Then, Japanese research in 2003 suggested that abrupt … Read more Science: New Research Throws Light on Krill Maturation

Commonwealth: Expedition Returns from Antarctica

Six Commonwealth women who completed an epic 900km journey to the South Pole just before New Year arrived back in London on Monday 11th January 2010 to celebrate at Malborough House. Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma told the women: It is the greatest possible testament to what extraordinary things can be achieved when people set their … Read more Commonwealth: Expedition Returns from Antarctica