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Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice - EurekAlert (press release)

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:48

EurekAlert (press release)

Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice
EurekAlert (press release)
21, 2017) -- Antarctic researchers from Rice University have discovered one of nature's supreme ironies: On Earth's driest, coldest continent, where surface water rarely exists, flowing liquid water below the ice appears to play a pivotal role in ...

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Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from ... - New Scientist

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:25

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Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from ...
New Scientist
Viruses are not like other organisms and nobody is quite sure where they originated, but a newly discovered single-celled organism seems to offer a clue.
Antarctic salt-loving microbes provide insights into evolution of virusesPhys.Org

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Antarctic ice-mapping project will fly for the last time in October - Phys.Org

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:50

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Antarctic ice-mapping project will fly for the last time in October
Phys.Org
The Ross Ice Shelf covers an area the size of France, measures a few hundred meters thick and plays a critical role in maintaining the West Antarctic Ice Sheet by buttressing the ice that is constantly moving over the land surface. Where the East and ...

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Scientists probe Antarctic warming - News.com.au - NEWS.com.au

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:10

Scientists probe Antarctic warming - News.com.au
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A UN scientific agency says it is starting to see a "warming signal" in the western part of Antarctica which could have big implications for global weather.

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Hide World's Largest Volcanic Range ... - CleanTechnica

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:49

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Hide World's Largest Volcanic Range ...
CleanTechnica
The ice sheets of Antarctica may be hiding the world's largest volcanic range, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The new work ...
Edinburgh student uncovers Antarctica volcanoes 'in spare time' - STVSTV News
Almost a hundred volcanoes found in Antarctica - Gears Of BizGears Of Biz

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East Antarctic Ice Sheet Appears Stable - Staving Off A 200 Foot Sea ... - Forbes

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:06

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East Antarctic Ice Sheet Appears Stable - Staving Off A 200 Foot Sea ...
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Scientists have long considered the East Antarctic ice sheet to be the stable 'sibling' to the much more unstable western ice sheet.
East Antarctic to stay stable if western ice sheets melt | Daily Mail ...Daily Mail

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Scientists Crack The Code Of The Antarctic Penguin's Mysterious ... - Gizmodo Australia

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:33

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Scientists Crack The Code Of The Antarctic Penguin's Mysterious ...
Gizmodo Australia
When Gentoo penguins swim into the open ocean to hunt for food, they often produce wierd buzzing sounds that marine biologists assume is a form of...
Penguins discovered 'talking' to each other while diving for food ...The London Economic

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Penguins discovered 'talking' to each other while diving for food - The London Economic

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:39

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Penguins discovered 'talking' to each other while diving for food
The London Economic
The study published in Scientific Reports said the species are found on sub-Antarctic islands and in the Antarctic region. They mainly prey in groups on krill and fish. But, unlike on land, the inaccessibility of their hunting sites has precluded the ...

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Robot to search Antarctic icy depths - NEWS.com.au

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:09

Robot to search Antarctic icy depths
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The craft's customised frame makes it ideal for navigating through challenging under-ice conditions, and can travel more than 140km or for 24 hours on a single battery charge. The new research tool is due on its maiden Antarctic mission by 2018 or 2019 ...

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Antarctic fruitcake 'almost edible' after 106 years, World News & Top ... - The Straits Times

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:01

The Straits Times

Antarctic fruitcake 'almost edible' after 106 years, World News & Top ...
The Straits Times
A photo of the fruitcake from the Antarctic Heritage Trust. The dessert, found wrapped in paper and in its original "tin-plated iron alloy tin" container, was made by ...
Untouched 106 year old fruitcake found in the Antarctic -- it's ...ZME Science
100-year-old fruit cake found in Antarctica — still looks good ...Business Insider

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Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts - Science Daily

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:45

Science Daily

Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts
Science Daily
If the East Antarctic ice sheet, which is 10 times larger than the western ice sheet, melted completely, it would cause sea levels worldwide to rise almost 200 feet, according to Kathy Licht, an associate professor in the Department of Earth Sciences ...
Oldest Antarctic ice ever found shows climate of 2.7 million years agoArs Technica

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Oldest Antarctic ice ever found shows climate of 2.7 million years ago - Ars Technica

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:32

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Oldest Antarctic ice ever found shows climate of 2.7 million years ago
Ars Technica
Antarctic ice cores have recorded an impressive span of climatic history for us, covering the last 800,000 years. But scientists are greedy, always looking to go back just a little further. Climate records based on things like seafloor sediment cores ...
Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet meltsScience Daily

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Scientists attached tiny cameras to Gentoo penguins and the ... - ScienceAlert

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:06

Scientists attached tiny cameras to Gentoo penguins and the ...
ScienceAlert
For the first time, researchers have amazingly captured the offshore calls of Gentoo penguins as they forage in the freezing waters of the Antarctic Ocean.

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Scientists Crack the Code of the Antarctic Penguin's Mysterious ... - Gizmodo

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:03

Gizmodo

Scientists Crack the Code of the Antarctic Penguin's Mysterious ...
Gizmodo
When Gentoo penguins swim into the open ocean to hunt for food, they often produce wierd buzzing sounds that marine biologists assume is a form of ...

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Antarctic visitor could force rethink of species' lifestyle | Newshub - Newshub

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:48

Newshub

Antarctic visitor could force rethink of species' lifestyle | Newshub
Newshub
A regular visitor to New Zealand beaches has upended scientists' thinking on an Antarctic species. Owha the leopard seal was an Auckland marina favourite last ...

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China's secret military activities, grab for land revealed in new report - NEWS.com.au

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:08

NEWS.com.au

China's secret military activities, grab for land revealed in new report
NEWS.com.au
AUSTRALIA must wise up to secret Chinese military activities and the threat of a land grab for resources in Antarctica, a report warns.

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Plans for Stormy Antarctic are on hold | Racing News | Sky Sports - SkySports

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:35

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Plans for Stormy Antarctic are on hold | Racing News | Sky Sports
SkySports
Plans for Stormy Antarctic are on hold after the four-year-old was gelded following a poor performance in the Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

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New theory on the expansion of the Antarctic Bank - The Brussels Times

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:04

New theory on the expansion of the Antarctic Bank
The Brussels Times
The team, led by Olivier Lecomte, a researcher at the university's Georges Lemaitre Research Centre on Earth and Climate, studied variations in the temperature of the ocean at different depths. Its observations showed that in the Antarctic, there was ...

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Kilchrenan scientist Antarctic-bound on voyage of lifetime - The Oban Times (subscription)

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:07

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Kilchrenan scientist Antarctic-bound on voyage of lifetime
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