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The Antarctic Treaty protects the continent from competing interests. AAP

Explainer: Keeping conflict on ice with the Antarctic Treaty

This year marks the 50th year of the Antarctic Treaty, a visionary document that for the first time set out a vision for an entire continent based on peace, science and co-operation. So how does it hold…

Penguins keep warm with Mexican waves

Emperor penguins send small waves of movement through their huddles to ensure all members stay warm. Every 30–60 seconds…

A clearer picture of glacial ice loss

A new study aimed at refining the way scientists measure ice loss in Greenland is providing a “high-definition picture” of…

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