Antarctic

Chile Combs Antarctic For Missing Plane With 38 Aboard

Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent
Related topics: Military

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The Antarctic: Data About The Structure Of The Icy Continent

Satellite data from the European Space Agency (ESA) has now been used as the basis for new insights on the deep structure of the continent Antarctica.
Related topics: Satellites, Space, European Space Agency, Antarctica (science)

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The Antarctic: Study Provides Data About The Structure Of The Icy Continent

The Antarctic is one of the parts of Earth that we know the least about. Due to the massive ice shield, the collection of geophysical information on site is extremely difficult and expensive. Satellite data from the European Space Agency (ESA) has...
Related topics: Satellites, Space, European Space Agency

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Forget Sharks With Lasers, Nasa Kits Out An Elephant Seal With A Sensor-studded Skullcap

We're never gonna survive unless, we get a little crazy NASA’s science team has a new female recruit and she's probing the watery depths of the Antarctic in a quest to help climate eggheads understand our climate.…
Related topics: Laser, NASA, Space

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Microplastics A Million Times More Abundant In The Ocean Than Previously Thought

Nothing seems safe from plastic contamination. It is pulled from the nostrils of sea turtles, found in Antarctic waters and buried in the fossil record. But a new study by researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of...
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

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Brain Volume, Cognition Worse After Antarctic Expedition

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Fourteen months on an Antarctic research expedition -- with almost complete darkness during winter, temperatures as low as -58 °F, and extremely limited social interactions -- led to brain changes in healthy young...

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We Need To Protect Antarctic ‘blue Carbon’

As ice retreats, carbon could be trapped on the seabed for centuries, so long as certain nations can put conservation above commercialization.

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Whaling And Climate Change Led To 100 Years Of Feast Or Famine For Antarctic Penguins

New research reveals how penguins have dealt with more than a century of human impacts in Antarctica and why some species are winners or losers in this rapidly changing ecosystem.
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Antarctic Ice Sheets Could Be At Greater Risk Of Melting Than Previously Thought

Antarctica is the largest reservoir of ice on Earth -- but new research suggests it could be at greater risk of melting than previously thought.
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Antarctica, 'heart Of The Earth' Needs Protection: Expert

It may be remote and uninhabited but Antarctica is suffering from man's activities, says the director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute, Marcelo Leppe, in an interview with AFP.
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Continuing A Legacy Of Antarctic Exploration

When Robert F. Scott’s Discovery expedition began exploring the Antarctic continent in 1901, they set out to geographically and scientifically characterize the regions touched by the Ross Sea. As the group of naval officers and...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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Undersea Robot Going On Test In Antarctic Ice As Nasa Prepares For Alien Life Search

Scientists hope that one day the submersible will be sent to Jupiter’s moon Europa, which reportedly has more water than all of the Earth’s oceans and is considered one of the highest priority targets in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Related topics: Robots, NASA, Space, Jupiter, Moon

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Antarctic Tests Will Prepare This Rover For A Possible Trip To An Icy Ocean Moon

Exploring a distant moon usually means trundling around its uniquely inhospitable surface, but on icy ocean moons like Saturn’s Enceladus, it might be better to come at things from the bottom up. This rover soon to be tested in Antarctica...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Saturn, Antarctica (science)

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Impact Of Climate Change On Arctic Terns

New study shows how changes in Antarctic sea ice is driving one of the world's smallest seabirds to forage further for food.
Related topics: Arctic

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Why The 'imminent' Brunt Iceberg Hasn't Cracked Off Yet

Back in February, the digital media feasted on the Brunt Ice Shelf, touting that a massive slab of ice — some two times the size of New York City — was supposedly poised to snap off into Antarctic waters. An informative NASA press...
Related topics: Icebergs, NASA, Space

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Antarctic? Us Police Fail To Catch ‘nazi Turtles’ With Swastikas On Their Shells

Residents of the city of Renton were left in deep shock after they saw two lovely turtles with swastikas drawn on their shells earlier this week. The incident even prompted one resident to organise a rally against hate.
Related topics: Police

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Antarctic Researchers Send An Sos To The World: Who Wrote This Message In A Bottle?

Mostly illegible missive claims to come from tiny uninhabited island with its own TLD An Antarctic research station is asking for help after finding a message in a bottle with an indecipherable email address.…

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Ancient Air Challenges Prominent Explanation For A Shift In Glacial Cycles

From Nature An analysis of air up to 2 million years old, trapped in Antarctic ice, shows that a major shift in the periodicity of glacial cycles was probably not caused by a long-term decline in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. Eric W. Wolff...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide

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Antarctic Marine Sanctuary Talks Deadlocked For Eighth Straight Year

A multinational effort to create giant marine sanctuaries around Antarctica to counter climate change and protect fragile ocean ecosystems has failed for an eighth straight year, officials said Saturday.

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Increased Antarctic Sea Ice Might Have Contributed To Past Ice Ages - Researchers

A new study published in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience suggests that, in the past, increases in Antarctic sea ice in colder climates may have contributed to ice ages.

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