CANBERRA (Reuters) - The summer ice melt in parts of Antarctica is at its highest level in 1,000 years, Australian and British researchers reported on Monday, adding new evidence of the impact of global warming on sensitive Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves. Full story
Elephant seals wearing head sensors and swimming deep beneath Antarctic ice have helped scientists better understand how the ocean's coldest, deepest waters are formed, providing vital clues to understanding its role in the world's climate. Full story
Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday after a distiller flew them to Scotland to recreate the long-lost recipe. Full story
Photograph shows inside Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic hut, remarkably preserved for a century.
An Emperor penguin waddles along sea ice off the Antarctic coast off Ross Island December 9, 2006. REUTERS/Deborah Zabarenko
This wider version of the WorldView 1 picture of Vostok Station shows more of the Antarctic wasteland surrounding the facility. Compared with the close-up, this view is rotated roughly 45 degrees clockwise. The skiway on which supply planes land can be seen running diagonally from top center to lowe
A satellite image shows one of the moving lakes. They appear every austral summer during the melt season, and freeze over in winter.
epa03055119 Adelie Penguins take refuge on an ice floe as the Aurora Australis navigates its way through pack ice and small icebergs in Antarctic waters in the Southern Ocean, 10 January 2012. The Aurora Australis is heading to Commonwealth where the Australian Antarctic Division will commemorate th