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I can find no evidence of this being blogged here when it was first published in 2006 (less than a year into YouTube's existence), but it's still a blast of fresh air in 2021. Here's a (recent, 4K!) tour of the Amundsen-Scott base, in more clement we...

For centuries, most of us have been taught that there are four oceans on Earth: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. Now though, National Geographic has recognized a fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica. Many scientists...

Knowing how life on another planet would affect astronauts' mental health is impossible. So a study examined people working in Antarctica as a proxy.

When an iceberg the size of LA broke off Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf in February, researchers found life that had been underneath it for decades.

IceBot is a handmade, proof-of-concept ice robot created in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. While IceBot is currently looked at for Antarctic exploration, researchers hope it could one day be used in space exploration missions. ...

Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf is replete with cracks. One crack has been growing for months, and a 490-square-mile iceberg broke off on Friday.

For years, the cracks grew. And in mid-February 2021, a new massive Antarctic iceberg was born. The British Antarctic Survey released footage last week of the grand crack left by 490 square-mile iceberg A74 (it's larger than Los Angeles), which snapp...