Lake Vostok, buried under a glacier in Antarctica, is so dark, deep and cold that scientists had considered it a possible model for other planets, a place where nothing could live.
While most of us are welcoming spring and waiting eagerly for summer, the crew at the Concordia research base in Antarctica have settled into their homes and are ready for the cold, long winter ahead.
The precious Antarctic environment is turning into a rubbish dump, ecologists from Germany's Jena University are warning.
The western part of Antarctica is warming three times faster than the average global temperature increase.
The planet's two largest ice sheets are melting faster then ever before - three times as fast as they were just 20 years ago.
Scientists have discovered a group of microorganisms capable surviving one of the toughest environments on our planet: ancient bacteria living under 65 feet of ice at the bottom of a brine-filled lake in Antarctica.
The ice-filled continent on the southern edge of the planet is indeed warming up, but it isn't the first time.
Forget glacial melt - get a load of what scientists say Antarctica used to be like.
Antarctica was once as warm as Iceland - warm enough for vegetation and even trees to thrive, a new study has found.
Octopuses are intelligent creatures - but, all the same, you might not expect them to have much to say about climate change.
Scientists have solved the mystery of how a mountain range as big as the Alps came to exist deep beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Scientists have linked a massive earthquake and the subsequent Tohoku tsunami off the coast of Japan to the creation of large icebergs a hemisphere away.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is conducting field tests on two electric vehicles in Antarctica to evaluate performance in extremely cold conditions.
Google can now say its Street View maps service spans across every one of the world's continents.
The Greenland and West Antarctic ice caps are melting at half the expected rate, according to a joint US-Dutch team.
In a discovery likely to fan the flames of climate change debate, a team has concluded that the thinning ice on one of Antarctica's major glaciers is not caused by global warming.