“Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised,” he later wrote.
A 2019 study of scientists over-wintering in Antarctica revealed subtle but measurable changes in the participants’ speech.
Scientists and cruise operators are fighting the impacts of tourism in Antarctica—with the help of tourists themselves.
Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ‘Endurance’ sunk 107 years ago near Antarctica, kicking off one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time.
The 68-million-year-old fossil egg’s mystery mother may have been one of the fiercest marine predators from the Late Cretaceous period.
When it breaks down, poop from king penguins releases nitrous oxide—a gas that affects both the environment and the scientists who study it.
In 2000, Rodney Marks died suddenly from methanol poisoning in a remote research station in Antarctica. Nearly 20 years later, the circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery.
Antarctica is one of the last pristine places on Earth. The only problem? The scientists and tourists who travel there keep defecating.
A new study shows the species is in serious trouble.
Read an excerpt from 'The Stowaway,' the amazing story of Billy Gawronski, who was determined to join Richard E. Byrd's 1928 expedition—no matter how many times he had to sneak aboard.
Old measurements were off by over 1200 feet.
Check out just how massive iceberg A-68, which made its long-expected break from the Larsen C ice shelf this summer, looks from the air.