Antarctica

  • Oral vaccines, rare ecosystems and microplastic map

    The ‘Oscars’ of Australian research, Eureka! 2021 rewards new ideas.

    Black summer bushfire research, a vaccine against a childhood virus and a science education program for Indigenous st...

    Climate October 8, 2021
  • Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David - knight in the old brown hat

    In 1920, Tannatt William Edgeworth David was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.  This gave b...

    Earth September 19, 2021
  • Small, but mighty important

    Krill are crucial to the marine ecosystem, and new research being undertaken has the potential to...

    I vividly remember the moment back in Tokyo when I first borrowed an encyclopedia about zooplankton from my primary s...

    Marine life June 11, 2021
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    Stray stories from last week to brighten your Monday.

    New shark mass extinction discovered Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown mass die-off of sharks, 19 mil...

    Animals June 7, 2021
  • 22 scientists honoured by the AAS

    The 2021 Australian Academy of Science Fellows have been announced.

    The Australian Academy of Science has just announced their 2021 Fellows, recognising the outstanding contributions of...

    Earth May 25, 2021
  • Successful Paris Agreement could halve ice loss by 2100

    Two new papers assess the impact of melting land ice on sea level rise.

    Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could halve the amount of Antarctic land ice lost by the end of the century, but mai...

    Climate May 6, 2021
  • Douglas Mawson in the desert

    The famed Antarctic explorer’s journeys through Australia.

    Today, 5 May, is the birthday of Sir Douglas Mawson, the Australian geologist best known for his Antarctic exploratio...

    News May 5, 2021
  • Life below zero

    The Antarctic delivers surprising insights into life and survival.

    Life continues to amaze. Hundreds of metres below Antarctic ice, in complete darkness and temperatures below zero, sc...

    Biology February 15, 2021
  • Atmospheric rivers help create sea ice holes

    Scientists measure the impact of warm, moist air.

    Long “atmospheric rivers” help create massive holes in Antarctic sea ice and may influence ocean conditions around th...

    Climate November 13, 2020
  • What drones can tell us about penguins

    Algorithm works out the logistics and saves a lot of time.

    How do you keep a close and regular eye on 300,000 nesting pairs of Adélie penguins spread over two square kilometres...

    Automation October 29, 2020
  • Penguins were here, but a while back

    Fresh signs of old remains a surprising find.

    While searching Antarctica’s rocky Cape Irizar, US biologist Steven Emslie stumbled upon ancient remains of penguins,...

    Birds September 30, 2020
  • Antarctic ice shelves at risk of fracturing

    Study says their disintegration could lead to sea-level rise.

    The ice shelves ringing Antarctica are vulnerable if rising temperatures drive melt water into the numerous fractures...

    Climate August 27, 2020
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