Scientific research into the effects of climate change in Antarctica - and its history of intrepid exploration - is inspiring contemporary Australian composers.
Life on the Antarctic seafloor is surprisingly diverse – and half of the species live nowhere else on Earth. Now scientists can accurately map this unique biodiversity.
For just ten years Antarctica was home to a nuclear power station called "Nukey Poo".
A chance discovery of some kelp that floated for 20,000km before washing up on an Antarctic beach has opened up a new chapter in our understanding of the currents that swirl around the Southern Ocean.
Preliminary results of a study have shown microplastics have reached in a newly revealed Antarctic environment.
Under the terms of the current treaty all commercial mining is forbidden, but rumblings of discontent are stirring beneath the ice.
Scientists have found that the bedrock underneath the West Antarctica Ice Sheet has the potential to rebound in response to melting faster than thought, which could act to stabilize the ice.
What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will the icy wilderness we know today survive, or will it succumb to climate change and human pressure? Our choices over the coming decade will seal its fate.
Since 1995, several ice shelves off the Antarctic Peninsula have abruptly disintegrated. A new analysis suggests that these events are triggered when ice shelves lose their buffer of floating ice.
Last summer one of Antarctica's floating ice shelves calved an iceberg the size of Delaware – but scientists say other less dramatic changes reveal more about how and why Antarctica is changing.
We used 11 different satellite missions to track Antarctica’s contribution to rising sea levels.
This year 77 women took part in the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership training program. Rough weather enroute put group decision-making skills to the test.
Baleen whales are some of the least likely mammals, supporting their massive bodies by filtering tiny prey. New evidence from an ancient fossil sheds new light on how baleen evolved.
'Ridge A' sits at the peak of the Antarctic ice sheet and has exceptionally cold, dry, thin and dark skies.
An international team has melted a hole through Antarctica's largest ice shelf to explore the hidden ocean below, and the shelf's vulnerability to climate change.
Australia must keep up its scientific presence in Antarctica and work with others if it's to maintain its territorial claim on the frozen continent.
Few fish can survive in these freezing waters, so invertebrates are the dominant predators.
Australia is among nations calling for a 1 million square km marine park off East Antarctica. But Russia and China remain opposed, and a recent summit yet again failed to seal the deal.
Warm waters run very deep.
John Carpenter's The Thing is a sci-fi classic with a strong fanbase among polar scientists. So why does it resonate so much?