Mystery egg likely belonged to giant sea reptile, scientists say

The football-like fossil has puzzled scientists since it was found in Antarctica almost a decade ago.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~2 min

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Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 metres per day

The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 metres per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

UK scientists provide a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Will anyone ever find Shackleton's lost ship?

Last year's failed attempt to locate one of the world's great wrecks has lessons for future efforts.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Fighting boredom with banjos and Russian grammar – tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation

A strong mind was key to surviving the monotony faced by Antarctic explorers enduring the isolation of long, remote winters.

Daniella McCahey, History Lecturer, University of Idaho • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~7 min

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UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage

Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way

A UK team arrives in Antarctica to test its theory for why so few iron meteorites are found there.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Nov. 29, 2019 ~4 min

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Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 17, 2019 ~7 min

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Royal naming for Sir David Attenborough polar ship

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate the introduction of the UK's new polar research vessel.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 26, 2019 ~5 min

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Post office team picked for Antarctic Port Lockroy base

The team will spend four months franking stamps on tourists' postcards and counting penguins.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 20, 2019 ~2 min

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