Antarctic place names recognise 'modern explorers'

Maps will feature peaks and glaciers named for British individuals who've advanced polar science.

today ~5 min

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A68a: World's biggest iceberg is fraying at the edges

High resolution imagery shows ocean waves are taking their toll on the giant ice block called A68a.

yesterday ~4 min

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Blue whales have 'rediscovered' South Georgia

The great whales are returning to the island that hosted the industry that nearly destroyed them.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Stirling pupils' penguin project pays off after new colony discovered

The Stirling High School students used satellite imagery and computer software to search for the birds.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~2 min

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Gentoo penguins are four species, not one

Counting the birds as four species will help conservation efforts, and threats from climate change.

Nov. 5, 2020 ~3 min

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Sir David Attenborough polar research ship set to begin sea trials

Four years in the making, Britain's new £200m polar ship has left the builder's yard for testing.

Oct. 21, 2020 ~6 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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