An underwater robot has been used to produce the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
A research robot deployed for its first ever routine test run discovered a new species of anemone growing upside down in the Antarctic ice.
Shrinking at a rate of 300 feet each year, the Pine Island Glacier alone is responsible for an incredible 7 percent of the world’s recent sea level rise.
Humans are as "Earth-changing as a meteor strike," says a researcher who has proposed a new start date for the so-called Anthropocene, or "human epoch."
NASA wants to send an expedition to Jupiter's moon, Europa, to find the ocean it believes lies under the ice -- and the building blocks for life it thinks it will find there.
Hydraulic legs and ski feet elevate the new Halley VI Antarctic research station above the ongoing accumulation of snow that has overcome so many other research stations before it.
A team of international scientists has spent four years painstakingly cataloguing every known living organism in the Southern Ocean.
The top 10 new species discovered in 2013 include a see-through crustacean, upside-down Antarctic flowers and a tree nicknamed "Mother of Dragons".
Scientists pull a sample of moss out of an ancient deep-freeze and discover it was just waiting for a chance to grow again.
Researchers enlist a satellite in the quest to take a count of endangered southern right whales. Eerie pictures result.