Breaking News

Breaking News

After weeks of speculation about whether the U.S. Antarctic Program would be without an icebreaker for the 2011-12 summer field season, the National Science Foundation announced that it had reached an agreement with a Russian company to charter a diesel icebreaker....
Birth of Antarctic Science

Birth of Antarctic Science

Historian Edward Larson believes an important thread is missing from the vast tapestry of lore that has been spun about the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Many of the men who toiled, suffered and even died in the early 20th century did so first and foremost in...
Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

Of all the places in the world, one would not think of the South Pole as the home of a state-of-the-art cryogenic facility. After all, it is one of the coldest places on the planet. Although too cold to support life, even the South Pole is not cold enough to...
Continental Connection

Continental Connection

An international team of researchers has found evidence that parts of North America and East Antarctica were connected 1.1 billion years ago in an ancient supercontinent called Rodinia....
Birth of Antarctic Science

Birth of Antarctic Science

Historian Edward Larson believes an important thread is missing from the vast tapestry of lore that has been spun about the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Many of the men who toiled, suffered and even died in the early 20th century did so first and foremost in...
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