Antarctic research base can ski across ice

Britain’s newest Antarctic Research Station, set to become fully operational this month, should last longer than its predecessors thanks to the abiity to slide across the ice to safety when required.

Antarctic drilling project called off

The ambitious attempt to drill through two miles of ice to reach an Antarctic lake has been called off, following problems with the boiler used to heat water for drilling.

Antarctic drilling project hits major problem

An ambitious attempt to drill deep into an Antarctic lake buried by two miles of ice has run into major difficulties.