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Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.

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Antarctica Is Turning Green

By | May 22, 2017

As the climate warms, moss growth dramatically spreads on the continent’s peninsula. 

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Image of the Day: World Penguin Day

By | April 25, 2017

Emperor penguins are among the largest birds in the world. Approximately 595,000 of them live in Antarctica.

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World Leaders Create Antarctic Marine Reserve

By | October 28, 2016

After years of negotiation, 24 nations and the European Union banded together to protect 1.55 million square kilometers of the Antarctic Ocean from commercial fishing.

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Genome Digest

By | August 27, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Subglacial Ecosystem

By | August 22, 2014

Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.

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Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice

By | June 30, 2014

A new model suggests emperor penguin populations could decline by 19 percent by 2100.

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New Bird Flu Found in Penguins

By | May 6, 2014

Scientists have identified for the first time an avian influenza that infects penguins.

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Ancient Moss Reincarnated

By | March 18, 2014

Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.

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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2014

February 2014's selection of notable quotes

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