Earth’s ice is melting faster today than in the mid-1990s, new research suggests, as climate change nudges global temperatures ever higher. Altogether, an estimated 28 trillion metric tons of ice have melted away from the world’s sea ice,..
Indian scientists have discovered a new plant species in Antarctica. Polar biologists stumbled upon a species of moss during an expedition to the ice-covered continent in 2017. Identification is laborious, and it took the scientists five years ..
What do we know about this huge and mysterious continent, except that "In Africa, there are sharks, in Africa, there are gorillas, in Africa, there are big crocodiles"? In reality, not any of that is true. Africa is a continent that is cons..
A penguin has found itself on the shores of New Zealand, at least 3,000 kilometres (1,864 miles) away from its natural habitat of Antarctica. The Adélie penguin, who has now been affectionately named Pingu by locals, was found looking lost ..
For the first time in history, an Airbus A340 plane has landed on Antarctica. Hi Fly, a boutique aviation company, was behind the flight. The company specializes in wet leases, which means they hire out both aircraft and air crew and are responsib..
It took scientists 375 years to discover the eighth continent of the world, which has been hiding in plain sight all along. But mysteries still remain. It was 1642 and Abel Tasman was on a mission. The experienced Dutch sailor, who sported a flamb..
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has partnered with record-setting Qatari athlete and champion of women empowerment in the Arab World and beyond, Sheikha Asma Al-Thani, to raise awareness on the plight of refugees and advocate for the rights of those fo..
NASA intends to keep operating the International Space Station until the end of 2030, after which the ISS would be crashed into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean known as Point Nemo, according to newly published plans outlining its future. Launch..
A team of Argentine scientists is using microorganisms native to Antarctica to clean up pollution from fuels and potentially plastics in the pristine expanses of the white continent. The tiny microbes munch through the waste, creating a naturally ..
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