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Alexander Skarsgard goes nude after charity trek in Antarctica
Washington, Jan 9 : Alexander Skarsgard stripped to just a pair of snow boots and sunglasses after reaching the South Pole in Antarctica for the charity Walking With the Wounded Challenge.
US icebreaker Polar Star to help vessels trapped in Antarctica
Sydney, Jan 5 : The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has requested the US Coast Guard's icebreaker Polar Star to assist the Russian vessel MV Akademik Shokalskiy and the Chinese vessel Xue Long (Snow Dragon) which are stuck by ice in Antarctica, Xinhua reported.
El Nino may be behind melting of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier
Washington, January 3 : The floating ice shelf at the tip of Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea, has been melting and thinning for the past four decades causing the glacier to speed up and discharge more ice, researchers say.
All passengers rescued from ice-bound Antarctic ship
London, Jan. 3 : Rescuers in Antarctica have safely freed all 52 passengers stranded on the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy.
Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition pics found in Antarctica ice
Washington, Dec. 31 : Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators have found a box of 22 exposed but unprocessed negatives, which were frozen in a block of ice for nearly a century.
Russian ship rescue halted by fierce weather in Antarctica
London, Dec. 30 : The latest rescue efforts for the Russian scientific mission ship stranded in East Antarctica since Christmas Day have failed due to fierce winds and poor visibility.
Chinese icebreaker fails to reach stranded Russian ship in Antarctica
Washington, Dec. 28 : A Chinese icebreaker boat, which was sent to rescue 74 people trapped on a Russian ship in Antarctica since Christmas Day, has halted its efforts as the ice was too thick.
Teen sets world record with 18-day Antarctica to South Pole ski
London, Dec. 26 : A teenage student, currently residing in London, has set a Guinness world record after becoming the youngest man to ski from the Antarctica coast to the South Pole in 18 days.
India's Antarctica station at par with world: Geologist Sudipta ...
By Sahana Ghosh, Kolkata, Dec 22 : Thirty years after she first set foot on Antarctica, celebrated geologist Sudipta Sengupta - one of the first Indian women to visit Earth's southernmost continent in 1983 - said improved technology has brought Indian stations on the ice at par with the world.
Ice Mountains in Antarctica may be harbouring diamonds
Johannesburg, Dec. 18 : A team of Australian researchers has found a new type of rock that often bears diamonds, in Antarctica- the icy continent that is off limits to mining.
East Antarctica 'sliding sideways' into areas with most dramatic ice ...
Washington, Dec. 12 : Since West Antarctica is losing billions of tons of ice per year, its softer mantle rock is being nudged westward by the harder mantle beneath East Antarctica.
Ozone hole still not on path of recovery
Washington, Dec. 12 : NASA scientists have found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole - formed annually over Antarctica.
Coldest spot on earth is in Antarctica with temperature below -92 ...
Washington, Dec 10 : Researchers have identified the coldest place on Earth which is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night.
Prince Harry's South Pole trek postponed due to bad weather
Washington, Nov. 19 : Prince Harry's charity trek to the Antarctica, alongside US and Commonwealth teams, has been deferred by a day because of chilly weather conditions, it has been revealed.
'Smoldering' volcano found under one kilometer of ice in West ...
Washington, Nov. 18 : Researchers have discovered a smoldering volcano under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica.
First Antarctic airborne campaign to monitor ice and land begins
Washington, Nov 17 : With the arrival of NASA's aircraft and scientists at the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the agency's Operation IceBridge has begun its 2013 Antarctic field campaign.
Antarctica ice may contain tiny bubbles of air from 1.5mln years ago
Wellington, Nov. 12 : A new research has suggested that tiny bubbles of air buried deep in the Eastern Antarctica ice may contain the Earth's atmosphere as it was 1.5 million years.
Prince Harry, actor Dominic West training like 'crazy' for South Pole ...
Washington, Nov. 11 : Prince Harry, 'True Blood' actor Alexander Skarsgard, and '300' star Dominic West are training hard for their upcoming charity trek to the Antarctica, alongside US and Commonwealth teams.
ESA's out-of-fuel GOCE satellite disintegrates after entering Earth's ...
Washington, Nov. 11 : ESA's GOCE satellite that re-entered Earth's atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica, disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported.
Ancient Antarctica ice may reveal Earth's climate from about 1.5m yrs ...
Washington, Nov. 6 : Scientists have identified regions in Antarctica that they claim stores data about Earth's climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years, almost twice as old as the oldest ice core drilled to date.
China to build new Antarctica station
Beijing, Nov 1 : China is planning a new research station in Antarctica, the state oceanic administration said Friday.
Antarctic Ozone hole slightly smaller than average in 2013
Washington, Oct. 26 : The ozone hole, which forms every year in the stratosphere over Antarctica, is slightly smaller in size than average this year, according to NASA satellite data.
Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average this year
Washington, Oct 26 : The ozone hole that forms each year in the stratosphere over Antarctica was slightly smaller in 2013 than average in recent decades, according to NASA satellite data.
Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average
Washington, Oct 26 : The hole in Earth's protective ozone layer in Antarctica this year was slightly smaller than average in recent decades, US space agency NASA said.
Oz warns of increasing militarisation on Antarctica by China and Iran
Melbourne, Oct. 21 : China and Iran are increasing their militarization objectives in the Antarctica region, Australia has warned.
US to suspend Antarctic research during shutdown
Washington, Oct 9 : The US National Science Foundation (NSF) said it will suspend its research programmes in Antarctica if the US government shutdown continues for another week.
Channels found beneath Antarctic ice shelf to predict future of ...
Washington, Oct. 7 : Scientists have discovered 250 meter ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.
'Elusive' signals from universe moments after Big Bang found
Washington, Oct. 2 : Astronomers used telescope in Antarctica and ESA's Herschel space observatory to detect a subtle twist in the relic radiation from the Big Bang, which could reveal the first moments of the Universe's existence.
Antarctica's Deep Lake harbours 'promiscuous' microbes
Washington, Oct. 1 : Antarctica's Vestfold Hills, Deep Lake, which became isolated from the ocean 3,500 years ago by the Antarctic continent rising, have provided scientists a unique niche for studying the evolution of the microbes that now thrive under such conditions.
Brazil's Antarctic station to come alive again
Sao Paulo, Sep 22 : Brazil's scientific station in Antarctica will arise from its ashes in the coming months with the rebuilding of the centre for climate-change research which was destroyed by fire last year.