What makes Antarctica inhospitable to life also makes it ideal for astronomy.
Heat-trapping gases play a major role in polar climate change.
Exploring the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans
Scientists dig under the surface for clues to past climate
They're a menace to ships, but life thrives in these frozen oases.
The Antarctic food web is the simplest on the planet, and krill are at its hub.
Crabeaters have extraordinary teeth, Weddells are downright cute, and leopards are as fierce as their namesake
The lure of Terra Australis Incognita begins with the Ancient Greeks and ends with modern cruise ships.
Humpbacks, minkes, and orcas are often sighted in the nutrient-rich Antarctic waters.
Living along the continental coastline of Antarctica are the emperors and the Ad�lies.
Four times over 100-plus years, major initiatives have brought together scientists from around the globe to collaboratively study the poles.
The nearly ice-free Dry Valleys are an Antarctic anomaly, and Earth's closest equivalent to Mars.
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