Bottoms up secret of Antarctic Ice Sheets revealed

New study reveals that the vast Antarctic ice sheets covering 98 per cent of the continent are not always formed by falling snow, but could have, in places, been the result of refreezing water from below.

Russia poised to breach mysterious Antarctic lake

For 15 million years, an icebound lake has remained sealed deep beneath Antarctica's frozen crust, possibly hiding prehistoric or unknown life. Now Russian scientists are on the brink of piercing through to its secrets.

At least 22 feared dead after Korean ship hits iceberg in Antarctica

At least 22 fishermen are feared to be killed after a South Korean trawler sank suddenly in the waters off Antarctica on Monday. Reports suggest that the incident took place after the ship, No. 1 InSung, collided with an iceberg. The ship sank even before it could send a SOS message, approximately 30 minutes into the accident, and officials state that the men onboard had no chance of getting into their protective gear.

How to Choose the Antarctic Cruise That’s Right for You

Mention an expedition cruise to Antarctica and the first departure point that comes to mind is most likely South America. When you think about the ship, you might imagine a clunky looking ex-research vessel or perhaps a Russian ice breaker that's been converted into a tourist ship.

Clinton urges controls on Antarctic tourism

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday urged tighter controls on cruise ships and tourists in Antarctica to prevent further environmental damage to the fragile region.

Ice bridge holding Antarctic ice shelf cracks up

An ice bridge which had apparently held a vast Antarctic ice shelf in place during recorded history shattered on Saturday and could herald a wider collapse linked to global warming, a leading scientist said.

Temperature rise may trigger West Antarctic thaw

The West Antarctic ice sheet may start to collapse if sea temperatures rise by 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit), triggering a thaw that would raise world ocean levels by 5 meters (16 ft), U.S. scientists said.

Polar madness grips many people working at poles

Working for long periods in the harsh and unforgiving conditions near the North and South Poles often causes people to suffer a stew of psychological symptoms dubbed 'polar madness,' scientists said on Wednesday.