Antarctica's Concordia research base digs in for a long winter

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.

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.