Great news: A study published Wednesday suggests that the West Antarctic ice sheet, which is larger than Mexico, might begin disintegrating much earlier than expected, possibly raising the sea level across the entire ocean as much as three feet by 2100. (Levels in other areas might rise twice as much.)
The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) thought it might be swell to ask the public to vote on a name for its new research vessel. And swell it is, as the vessel may be baptized “Boaty McBoatface.”
Hanging out with penguins is a lot like hanging out with strippers. They can touch you, but you can’t touch them.
Tinder, that dating app that I can't be bothered to understand, has officially made its first match in Antarctica! This is the most important thing to happen to the continent since Captain James Cook's ships first crossed the Antarctic Circle in 1773!
If the winter weather is getting to you, imagine how British skier Felicity Aston must have felt. She just returned today from a solo ski expedition across Antarctica. She is the first woman—and first human—to complete such a journey alone. The trip took her 59 days, during which she was powered only by her own…
This year, for the first time, any woman of childbearing age looking to work for the U.S. Antarctic Program has to take a pregnancy test. Testing positive means you won't get hired or will get sent home. Is that legal?
It can be a tough life as a scientist living on Antarctica. It never really gets warm, there's not a ton of people around and for about 3 months a year, you're physically cut off from outside contact. I guess that's why just before their winter (our summer) set in and supply shipments stopped, McMurdo Station got a…