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Antarctic 'lost world' to be explored - BBC News

Antarctic 'lost world' to be explored - BBC News | Antarctica | Scoop.it
BBC NewsAntarctic 'lost world' to be exploredBBC NewsFinal checks are under way in Antarctica before the launch of a daring attempt to investigate an ancient lake beneath the ice-sheet.
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These time-lapse GIFs of Earth are terrifying, courtesy of NASA

These time-lapse GIFs of Earth are terrifying, courtesy of NASA | Antarctica | Scoop.it
The Aral Sea is almost completely dried up. The Amazon rainforest is still being destroyed at scary rates. And the earth is getting seriously hot.
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Penguins Can't Taste Fish

Penguins Can't Taste Fish | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Penguins may love devouring fish, but it turns out they might not be able to taste them.

While analyzing the genetic data of five penguins, each of a different species, researchers at the University of Michigan discovered that all the birds were ...
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The Antarctic ice sheet is a sleeping giant, beginning to stir | John Abraham

The Antarctic ice sheet is a sleeping giant, beginning to stir | John Abraham | Antarctica | Scoop.it
John Abraham: Infrastructure must adapt to shrinking southern ice sheets and sea level rise
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Under The Antarctic Ice - Documentary

The Antarctic ice sheet is one of the two polar ice caps of the Earth. It covers about 98% of the Antarctic continent and is the largest single mass of ice o...
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Scientists Shoot Down Meteorite Theory in Antarctica Crater Mystery - NBCNews.com

Scientists Shoot Down Meteorite Theory in Antarctica Crater Mystery - NBCNews.com | Antarctica | Scoop.it
A mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica last month likely formed beneath a leaky meltwater lake, rather than because of a meteorite impact, researc...
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Antarctica: To the White Continent by Ice-Blue Sea - Huffington Post

Antarctica: To the White Continent by Ice-Blue Sea - Huffington Post | Antarctica | Scoop.it
We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots.
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Discovery: Fish Live Beneath Antarctica - Scientific American

Discovery: Fish Live Beneath Antarctica - Scientific American | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Scientists find translucent fish in a wedge of water hidden under 740 meters of ice, 850 kilometers from sunlight
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Earth's orbit affects the stability of Antarctica's Eastern ice cap - Phys.Org

Earth's orbit affects the stability of Antarctica's Eastern ice cap - Phys.Org | Antarctica | Scoop.it
An international research team led by the High Council for Scientific Research (CSIC in its Spanish acronym) and with the participation of the University of Granada, has found that there is a direct relation between the changes in the earth's orbit...
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Penguin Post Office ~ Cycle of Life at the Penguin Post Office | Nature | PBS

Penguin Post Office ~ Cycle of Life at the Penguin Post Office | Nature | PBS | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Sources: Borboroglu and Boersma. Penguins: Natural History and Conservation. University of Washington Press, 2013. Lescroel et al. Breeding ecology of the gentoo penguin Pygoscelis papua at Kerguelen Archipelago. Polar Biol (2009) 32:1495–1505 DOI 10.1007/s00300-009-0647-9. Accessed at: http://www.cebc.cnrs.fr/publipdf/2009/LPB32_2009.pdf Email correspondence with the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. Credits: Designer – Karen Brazell Producer – Eric R. Olson …
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Climate Change Puts Picky Penguin Eaters At Risk - Nature World News

Climate Change Puts Picky Penguin Eaters At Risk - Nature World News | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Climate change is putting picky penguin eaters at risk, according to a new study.
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Song of peace connects Japan's pacifist Constitution to unspoiled Antarctica - Asahi Shimbun

Song of peace connects Japan's pacifist Constitution to unspoiled Antarctica - Asahi Shimbun | Antarctica | Scoop.it
On his two visits to Antarctica, journalist Tetsuji Shibata was so captivated by a land that has never seen war that he penned a poem of peace in tribute to the icy continent.
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Walk like a penguin to stay safe on ice

Walk like a penguin to stay safe on ice | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Frigid temperatures and melting snow equal one thing -- ice. The secret to walking on ice is to channel your inner penguin. Waddling helps keep your center of gravity directly above the ice, preventing falls.
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Adventurer to Attempt Extreme Swims to Protect Antarctic Seas—in Just a Speedo

Adventurer to Attempt Extreme Swims to Protect Antarctic Seas—in Just a Speedo | Antarctica | Scoop.it
We checked the 1km route for sea lions, sharks and leopard seals. But 200 m in to the swim, I was surged down by a sea lion. #frightening. #5Swims Pic: @kelvintrautman A photo posted by Lewis Pugh ...
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Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick

Siberian Winters See Temp Uptick | Antarctica | Scoop.it
The long-term winter warming of Russia’s far north has gotten a boost from industrialization. David Biello reports
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New hope for bid to save South Georgia pipit - Scotsman

New hope for bid to save South Georgia pipit - Scotsman | Antarctica | Scoop.it
THE discovery of a nest of chicks offers new hope for the survival of a unique songbird found only on the UK’s furthest-flung overseas outpost, according to Scottish conservationists.
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A Photographer Reveals The Spectacular Beauty Of An Iceberg That Flipped Over - Business Insider

A Photographer Reveals The Spectacular Beauty Of An Iceberg That Flipped Over - Business Insider | Antarctica | Scoop.it
The unbelievable beauty of nature strikes again.
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What Antarctica teaches me about politics - Washington Post

What Antarctica teaches me about politics - Washington Post | Antarctica | Scoop.it
The aesthetic pleasures of a cruise to Antarctica are considerable. The scenery is majestic. The animal life – whales, seals and lots and lots and lots of penguins – is simply adorable.
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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Georeferencer: Help Add Location to Maps Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog. The Map Database has many viewers and the Blog has num...
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Super-Rare Sea Creature Washes Ashore In Asia

Super-Rare Sea Creature Washes Ashore In Asia | Antarctica | Scoop.it
A megamouth shark recently washed ashore in the Philippines, giving scientists a rare up-close glimpse of the bizarre sea creature, CBS News reported.

Fishermen discovered the lifeless body of the 15-foot male shark on a beach in between the Albay...
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Special chambers simulate ocean acidification in Antarctica - ABC Online

Special chambers simulate ocean acidification in Antarctica - ABC Online | Antarctica | Scoop.it
Scientists have placed four coffee table sized chambers under the sea near Casey Station in Antarctica to simulate what will happen to the marine environment when the ocean becomes more acidic.
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