The Antarctic Sun
How juvenile Antarctic krill survive when it's cold, dark and icy
A pair of recently-published companion studies help clarify how juvenile Antarctic krill survive the long winter season.
South Pole winter crew participate in virtual reality study
Station staff tested a therapy that could be used on future space missions.
Hunt begins for Antarctica's oldest ice
U.S. researchers on the southernmost continent are in the midst of their first field season of a multi-year project to find and extract the oldest ice in Antarctica.
Weddell seal moms sacrifice diving capacity to help pups grow
Nursing Weddell seal moms transfer so much iron to their pups through their milk that they can't spend as much time underwater in the months after their pups are weaned, according to new research.
Female leopard seals are way, way bigger than their male counterparts
New research shows female leopard seals can be up to twice as large as males, a far bigger difference in body size between the two sexes than biologists previously observed.
Rumbles, booms and growls: Listen to the first recordings of these Antarctic whale calls
Biologists are getting their first real listen to the vocalizations made by Antarctic minke whales, the most abundant yet least understood whale species in the Southern Ocean.
Follow the magma: Scientists map plumbing beneath Mt. Erebus for the first time
A 20-kilometer-wide tube of melted rock feeds the lava lake at Mt. Erebus, according to new research that illustrates the plumbing below Earth's southernmost active volcano for the first time.
Genetics reveals how fish and seals adapt to Antarctic cold
New research into seal and fish genomes is giving scientists clues to how these hardy animals evolved to survive the extreme cold of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Key Antarctic fish species declining due to climate change
New research finds populations of Antarctic silverfish along the West Antarctic Peninsula are plummeting due to warming temperatures and the loss of sea ice caused by climate change.
Shedding fluffy baby fur shapes how Weddell seal pups learn to swim
Molting status determines when Weddell seal pups are ready for life in the water more than other developmental milestones, according to new research.
Birding club documents frequent flyers around McMurdo Station
Birdwatchers used their free time to catalog the birds calling Hut Point Peninsula their home.
Wintertime flow of Blood Falls caught on camera for the first time
Researchers have caught a wintertime release of brine from Blood Falls on camera for the first time, but the exact cause of the curious phenomenon remains a mystery.
Antarctic microbe produces potential cancer-fighting drug
Researchers map the genetic machinery behind a natural anti-cancer compound from Antarctica for the first time