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5,000 tons of ancient ‘extraterrestrial dust’ fall on Earth each year
Earth is basically a gigantic cosmic dustbin.
Eddies in the ocean might affect sea level rise
Circular currents could block warm water from reaching Antarctica.
How did ancient frogs move between America and Australia? Easy: They hopped across Antarctica.
40 million-year-old fossils reveal a ribbiting history.
Antarctica is hotter today than it’s ever been
The icy continent is already at risk of a full-on meltdown.
How one of the most remote places in the world hosts some of the most incredible science
Antarctica is cold and desolate—and that’s why it’s so appealing to researchers.
The weirdest things we learned this week: virgin births, composted humans, and naked South Pole scientists
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Antarctica’s mysterious ice holes are finally making sense
Seals and robots are on the case.
Greenland’s ice sheet is melting faster than we thought and shows no signs of stopping
The thawing will likely continue for decades.
Scientists caught an Antarctic ice shelf singing a strange tune
This bizarre phenomenon could better predict how quickly the planet’s ice is melting into the ocean.
Meteorologists just found the coldest natural temperatures on the planet
The bottom of the world could get down to -145 degrees this month.