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Deep Ocean Current May Slow Due to Climate Change, Penn Research...

Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new study...

Antarctic moss lives after 1,500+ years under ice

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and University of Reading report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 17 that Antarctic mosses can essentially...

Valley of the dead … seals

Remote mummified remains tell story about past ecology and climate change Antarctica has existed in a deep freeze for millions of years. But even the...

South Pole experiences more record heat in August to end warmest...

Last month was the warmest August on record for the South Pole, ending a winter that will go down as the mildest ever since record-keeping...

Earth orbit changes were key to Antarctic warming that ended last...

For more than a century scientists have known that Earth’s ice ages are caused by the wobbling of the planet’s orbit, which changes its...

Coastal Antarctic permafrost melting faster than expected

For the first time, scientists have documented an acceleration in the melt rate of permafrost, or ground ice, in a section of Antarctica where...

Ancient ice melt unearthed in Antarctic mud

Global warming five million years ago may have caused parts of Antarctica's large ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise by approximately...

The sounds of science – melting of iceberg creates surprising ocean...

There is growing concern about how much noise humans generate in marine environments through shipping, oil exploration and other developments, but a new study...

Study reveals ancient jigsaw puzzle of past supercontinent

A new study published today in the journal Gondwana Research, has revealed the past position of the Australian, Antarctic and Indian tectonic plates, demonstrating...

Spider webs more effective at ensnaring charged insects

Flapping insects build up an electrical charge that may make them more easily snared by spider webs, according to a new study by University...

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