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Australia will build first paved runway in Antarctica

Australia will build the first paved runway in Antarctica, 6km from Davis Station, providing year-round air access to the continent, and complementing the summer-only runway on hard ice at Wilkins.… Read more »

First egg at the Emperor penguin colony!

The first egg of the season has been spotted at the Emperor penguin colony at Dumont D’Urville Station… Read more »

The Tucker Sno-Cat - one of the ultimate snow vehicles

The four track Tucker Sno-Cat is one of the ultimate snow vehicles.… Read more »

Know your penguins! - there are 18 species

Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, though the Galapagos penguin live right on the Equator… Read more »

Aurora australis displays are intensifying in Antarctica

Curtains of green and purple aurora australis have been seen from Scott Base… Read more »

Byrd Glacier, one of East Antarctica’s largest glaciers

Byrd Glacier carries more ice to the Ross Ice Shelf than any other ice stream.… Read more »

Podcast: Dispatches from Continent Seven, the writings of Antarctic scientists from James Cook to today

We speak with Rebecca Priestley about her anthology, compiling 250 years of writing by scientists in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean… Read more »

Podcast: NASA’s Operation IceBridge - surveying the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets

In this podcast, we talk to John Sonntag, mission scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge.… Read more »

Podcast: What it's like wintering over at the South Pole - thirteen times!

In this podcast, we talk to astronomer Robert Schwarz at the South Pole, who is just completing his thirteenth winter there!… Read more »

Podcast: Revisiting Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica, with Sara Wheeler

In this podcast, we talk to Sara Wheeler about her bestseller 'Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica', which The New York Times called “gripping, emotional” and “compelling.”… Read more »