John Kerry escaped to Antartica on Friday for a two-day trip, becoming the highest ranking US official to visit the melting continent.
A massive crack in the Pine Island glacier (PIG) in Antarctica has created a massive iceberg—which is as big as New York City.
Snapped from Concordia Research Station in Antarctica, this is a photo of the last sunset the base will see for the next three months of permanent darkness.
Lake Vida in East Antarctica is seven times saltier than the sea, 13 degrees celsius below freezing and pitch black. It was a place researchers thought life would never exist—but they were wrong.
NASA satelite imaging has revealed that a massive crack in Antartica's Pine Island glacier is growing fast. Which is bad. But the GIF it's made is so good it almost makes up for it.
In today's Remainders: news that's breaking. Boxee Beta is available on Apple TV; Symbian^4 rears its ugly head; analysts analyze things and predict cheaper iPhones; Carly Simon reveals who was so vain; and a nation-sized iceberg breaks free in Antarctica.
A massive iceberg has broken off Antarctica and gotten stuck in a position that could cause global ocean currents to change dramatically. That would affect everything from shipping lanes to animal migration.