Antarctica

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Clue to rising sea levels lies in DNA of 4m-year-old octopus, scientists say
Genes of Turquet’s octopus hold memories of melting of previous Antarctic ice sheet, raising fears of what another thawing could bring

Graham Readfearn

04, Feb, 2023 @10:46 PM

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Australia’s new $528m icebreaker research vessel Nuyina suffers another setback
Macquarie Island resupply mission will now be carried out by a smaller chartered ship, delaying some scientific research

Henry Belot

31, Jan, 2023 @3:55 AM

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Kim Ellis resigns as director of Australian Antarctic Division after four years
In email to staff Ellis references organisation’s cultural overhaul which was in response to allegations of harassment at research stations

Henry Belot

30, Jan, 2023 @8:10 AM

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Scientists discover emperor penguin colony in Antarctica using satellite images
Colony of about 500 birds seen in remote region where they face existential threat due to global heating

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh: ‘The polar regions are the ground zero of the climate crisis’
By braving some of the most forbidding waters on the planet, Lewis Pugh uses his unique brand of ‘Speedo diplomacy’ to draw the attention of the world’s leaders to the devastating effects of global warming

Tim Lewis

15, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Time tunnel: why an Australian expedition is drilling through 2.6km of Antarctic ice
Ancient air trapped deep below the surface could unlock secrets of the Earth’s past and help understand what lies ahead as CO2 in the atmosphere keeps rising

Graham Readfearn

14, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Self-driving sleds? Australian scientists look to robots to delve deeper into Antarctica
Researchers and engineers team up to identify new technologies to safely delve deeper into the icy continent

Henry Belot

11, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Moving ice can sound like it’s alive’: the musicians delving into Antarctica
This year’s Sydney festival includes the opera Antarctica and a performance made from the sounds of grinding glaciers. But why are we so fascinated by the great white continent?

Elissa Blake

06, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Cruises, crowds and fragile ecosystems: the delicate dance of Antarctic tourism
As the icy continent braces for a record summer, ecologists say more visitor caps and restrictions are needed to protect wildlife

Peter Hannam

04, Jan, 2023 @11:22 PM

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‘So the next step is space, right?’: Australia’s first female astronaut on the year she realised limits don’t exist
Meganne Christian is training for the ‘coolest job in the world’. It’s a long way from Wollongong for the 35-year-old scientist

Bronwyn Adcock

30, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Emperor penguin at risk of extinction, along with two-thirds of native Antarctic species, research shows
International study projects up to 80% of emperor penguin colonies to be ‘quasi-extinct’ by 2100

Donna Lu

22, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Top 10 polar photobooks
From Stefan Christman’s absorbing studies of emperor penguins to Sebastião Salgado’s stunning images of unpeopled wilderness, these are richly rewarding voyages for armchair explorers

Elizabeth White

07, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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