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Ohio University professor, alum publish paper on record warming of the South Pole

The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, according to research led by Ohio University professor Ryan Fogt and OHIO alumnus Kyle Clem.
Tags: Science, Ohio, South Pole, Ohio University, Ryan Fogt


The South Pole Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of Earth

Warm air doesn’t reach Antarctica as easily as the rest of the globe, but a new study has found that not even the South Pole is safe from the influences of human-driven climate change. Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Earth, Antarctica, South Pole, Ice Ice Maybe


NASA picks Astrobotic to deliver its water-hunting robot rover to the Moon

NASA has selected a company to fly its VIPER Moon rover to the Moon, for a mission which will be a crucial step in its Artemis program as it will help the agency determine where and how it can establish a long-term presence on the lunar surface. NASA announced on Thursday that Astrobotic will be its commercial partner in delivering the payload, with the mission currently scheduled for a 2023 Moon surface landing. VIPER stands for ‘Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover,’ and the r...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Rover, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Griffin, Artemis, South Pole, Outer Space, Peregrine, Astrobotic, Commercial Lunar Payload Services CLPS


New discovery: Evidence for a 90-million-year-old rainforest near the South Pole

Researchers have found unexpected fossil traces of a temperate rainforest near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the continent had an exceptionally warm climate in prehistoric times.
Tags: Science, South Pole


Shocking Study Reveals Ancient Rainforest Existed Near the South Pole

During the Cretaceous period, a balmy forest grew less than 600 miles from the South Pole, according to new research that uncovered ancient spores and roots.Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, South Pole, Paleoclimate, Cretaceous


From China to the South Pole: Joining forces to solve the neutrino mass puzzle

Study by Mainz physicists indicates that the next generation of neutrino experiments may well find the answer to one of the most pressing issues in neutrino physics.
Tags: Science, China, Mainz, South Pole


Michio Kaku: 5 fascinating moments from this 1991 interview

Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and renowned science communicator.In 1991, he sat down for an hour-long interview in which he discussed climate change, nuclear weapons, human evolution, and more.Kaku is a regular contributor to Big Think. None Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the world's most beloved science communicators, having helped millions of people better understand the nature of the universe and its many mysteries. The 72-year-old physicist has forged an extensive career. In 1974, he ...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Physics, Innovation, Cbs, South Pole, String Theory, George H W Bush, Frank Drake, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Michio Kaku, Kaku


China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal ozone-depleting gas, study finds

Industries in north-eastern China have released large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists have said. Since 2013, annual emissions of the banned chemical Chlorofluorocarbon-11 (CFC-11) from that region have increased by about 7,000 tonnes, according to a report in peer-reviewed journal Nature. “Our measurements showed ‘spikes’ in pollution when air arrived from industrialised areas” in China, said co-lead author, Sunyoung Pa...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Science, Australia, China, Earth, Taiwan, Antarctica, University of Bristol, Montreal, Imperial College London, South Pole, Shandong, Environmental Investigation Agency, Hebei


This 'bizarre-looking, buck-toothed' dinosaur that could fit in your palm flew around the Jurassic skies like a bat

Scientists have discovered fossils from a 163-million-year old flying dinosaur in China. In a new study, paleontologists say the creature had leathery wings like a bat, rather than feathery wings like a bird. It flew in a similar way to modern-day flying squirrels. This new fossil, in combination with previous discoveries of similar dinosaurs, shows that flying dinos existed hundreds of millions of years ago. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 160 million years ag...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, New York Times, Connor, University of Edinburgh, South Pole, Stephen Brusatte, Antarctic King, Yi qi, Ambopteryx


Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos to help Trump administration build outpost on moon within five years

In the six weeks since US Vice President Mike Pence announced a crash program to get humans to the moon within five years, the White House has provided no details on how it would achieve that and no cost estimates.The rocket NASA wants to use to get there has suffered years of delays, is billions over budget and NASA lacks the space suits necessary for astronauts to walk on the moon.But the growing space industry has sensed an opportunity in the White House’s passion for space, and on Thursday, ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Nasa, Earth, House, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Shackleton, Blue Origin, Maui, South Pole, Princeton University


China Plans to Build a Base near the Moon's South Pole

China plans to build a scientific research station on the moon in "about 10 years," according to the state news agency Xinhua.The China National Space Administration (CSNA) intends to build the research station in the region of the moon's south pole, Zhang Kejian, head of CSNA, said in a public statement, Xinhua reported. That's a bit of a departure from the six successful NASA Apollo moon landings, which took place closer to the moon's equator between 1969 and 1972.Details of China&...
Tags: Spacex, Science, China, Nasa, Earth, United States, South Pole, Afp, Chang, Xinhua, Agence France Presse AFP, Tiangong, Lunar Landing, Far Side China, Zhang Kejian, CSNA


NASA plans to send astronauts to the Moon’s South Pole in five years

NASA is moving forward with plans to send a crewed mission to the lunar surface by 2024, a goal that will be impossible to achieve without additional funding and support that the U.S. government has not yet confirmed it is willing to offer. Nevertheless, the agency is working hard on many of the preliminary aspects of the mission, including choosing a landing site, and boy did they pick a neat one.In an announcement on NASA's website, the agency reveals that it will be targeting the South Po...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Boeing, South Pole, Steven Clarke


Scientists Might Finally Know Why Some Icebergs Are Bright Green

In the 18th-century English ballad The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a storm drives a sailor’s ship toward the South Pole, where he encounters all manner of fantastical sights, including floating icebergs “as green as emerald.” It may sound like author Samuel Coleridge was taking some poetic license, but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, South Pole, Icebergs, Samuel Coleridge, Green Ice


Good news: Habitats worthy of protection in Germany are protected

The world's largest coordinated network of protected areas is not located at the South Pole or in Australia, Africa, Asia or on the American continents -- but in Europe. As part of an international team, researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries have examined how effectively Natura 2000 protects listed habitat types in Germany. The result: although the existing network includes sites of special interest, not all habitat types are represented proportionally...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, South Pole, Australia Africa Asia


Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

Chile's Escudero base on King George Island acts as a research hub for a frozen expanse that extends to the South Pole, with more than 300 international scientists taking turns to brave the bitter Antarctic temperatures. The Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) has supported research into a biomolecule called "Antartina," derived from a plant native to the region, which has shown positive early results in diminishing colorectal, liver and gastric cancers in mice. This month a multinational team...
Tags: Science, Chile, South Pole, Antarctic, Escudero, King George Island, Chilean Antarctic Institute INACH, Antartina


Captain Scott lost race to South Pole because he didn't have 'class clown' in his team, scientists say

The reasons for Captain Scott’s heroic failure to become the first to conquer the South Pole have excited fevered debate for more than a century. Was the British expedition beaten by Rauld Amundsen’s Norwegian team by just over a month because of unfavourable weather; did they mismanage their supplies; was it the failure of the relief dogs to turn up that ultimately sealed Scott’s icy fate on the long return march? All these undoubtedly played a role, but now NASA scientists have come up with a ...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Johnson, South Pole, Scott, Houston Texas, Jeff Johnson, Lindstrom, Amundsen, Johnson Space Centre, Rauld Amundsen


Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

Chile's Escudero base on King George Island acts as a research hub for a frozen expanse that extends to the South Pole, with more than 300 international scientists taking turns to brave the bitter Antarctic temperatures. The Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) has supported research into a biomolecule called "Antartina," derived from a plant native to the region, which has shown positive early results in diminishing colorectal, liver and gastric cancers in mice. This month a multinational team...
Tags: Science, Chile, South Pole, Antarctic, Escudero, King George Island, Chilean Antarctic Institute INACH, Antartina


Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That's bad.

Antarctica — home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth — isn't just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting, are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers illustrate that the ice-clad continent is losing more than six times as much ice as it was in the 1980s. A "major contributor," the scientists emphasiz...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Manhattan, Columbia University, Greenland, Bell, South Pole, Antarctic, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, East Antarctica, Willis


Duke of Cambridge 'deeply saddened' by death of British cancer expert who died after yellow fever vaccination

The sudden death of a British cancer expert was met with shock and sadness by the Duke of Cambridge and colleagues who said that he had inspired a generation of scientists and doctors. Professor Martin Gore, 67, suffered total organ failure on Thursday morning following a vaccination against yellow fever. Prof Gore an oncologist who had worked at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital for more than 35 years,  was known internationally for his work on skin, ovarian and renal cancers and had pioneered wo...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, NHS, Cambridge, Royal Family, Duke, Duke Of Cambridge, Gore, South Pole, Martin, Francis Crick Institute, Martin Gore, James Larkin, Marsden


Scientists Weighed the Earth Using Ghostly Particles From Space

Scientists have to use some roundabout methods to weigh the Earth and measure what’s inside it—typically, they’ve used sound waves and the strength of gravity to make their calculations. But one team has weighed the Earth in a whole new way: by measuring mysterious cosmic particles that pass through it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Earth Science, Antarctica, South Pole, Geodesy, IceCube, Neutrinos, Neutrino Physics


NASA finds ‘spiders’ on Mars, but not the kind you’re thinking

The search for evidence of past life on Mars is a long, complicated endeavor that NASA has devoted an incredible amount of time and money to. That investment may pay off one day soon, but in the meantime we'll have to settle for all the cool non-living sights Mars has to offer, like these "spiders" captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. They're still creepy and crawly, the spiders NASA is talking about here aren't living arachnids; they're bizarre geographical format...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, South Pole


Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship

Sir David Attenborough said Britain's new polar research ship which bears his name could be key to preserving the planet as he launched it for the first time. The veteran broadcaster pushed the button at the Cammel Laird shipyard in Birkenhead on Saturday to allow half of the 10,000-tonne vessel to slip into the River Mersey.  The 92-year-old said it was an "extraordinarily emotional moment" as the £200 million ship, named the RRS Sir David Attenborough, entered the water. The vessel, which...
Tags: Science, David, Britain, Antarctica, David Attenborough, South Pole, Antarctic, Cammell Laird, Scott, Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, Birkenhead, River Mersey, Dame Jane Francis Director of BAS, Cammel Laird


Hawaii telescopes help unravel long-standing cosmic mystery

In a paper published this week in the journal Science, scientists have, for the first time, provided evidence for a known blazar, designated TXS 0506+056, as a source of high-energy neutrinos. At 8:54 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2017, the National Science Foundation-supported IceCube neutrino observatory at the South Pole detected a high energy neutrino from a direction near the constellation Orion. Just 44 seconds later an alert went out to the entire astronomical community.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, South Pole, National Science Foundation


The Earth's poles may be about to flip - and the consequences could be dire

Over the past 200 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been getting weaker. Scientists believe that this could be a sign that the poles are about to flip – and the consequences could be dire. If a flip happens, it could knock out power grids, alter the climate, and expose us to solar winds that could puncture the ozone layer. The poles have switched regularly throughout Earth’s history. The last time they flipped was 780,000 years ago. Since the poles normally switch every 200,000 – 300,000 yea...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Earth, Magnetic Field, North Pole, South Pole, NOAA NASA, Daniel Baker, Earth's pole, Magnetic Pole, Earth's magnetic field, Shifting Poles, Moving Poles, Poles Flip


British Polar explorer Ben Saunders echoes Shackleton as he abandons quest to cross South Pole unassisted 

The British Polar explorer Ben Saunders gave up his quest to cross the South Pole echoing Sir Ernest Shackleton’s words that it was better to return home as a ‘live donkey’ than a ‘dead lion’. Mr Saunders, 40, was forced to abandon his mission to cross Antarctica unassisted after ‘ferocious’ weather conditions left him without enough food to complete his journey. He had attempted the trek in memory of his friend Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley, who died on an expedition to traverse the Antarcti...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Telegraph, Sas, Shackleton, South Pole, Henry Worsley, Antarctic, Henry, Scott, Emily, Ernest Shackleton, Saunders, Ross Island, Ben Saunders, Weddell Sea


British Polar explorer Ben Saunders echoes Shackleton has he abandons quest to cross South Pole unassisted 

The British Polar explorer Ben Saunders gave up his quest to cross the South Pole echoing Sir Ernest Shackleton’s words that it was better to return home as a ‘live donkey’ than a ‘dead lion’. Mr Saunders, 40, was forced to abandon his mission to cross Antarctica unassisted after ‘ferocious’ weather conditions left him without enough food to complete his journey. He had attempted the trek in memory of his friend Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley, who died on an expedition to traverse the Antarcti...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Telegraph, Sas, Shackleton, South Pole, Henry Worsley, Antarctic, Henry, Scott, Emily, Ernest Shackleton, Saunders, Ross Island, Ben Saunders, Weddell Sea


The Historic Race to the South Pole May Have Been Influenced by a Freak Warm Spell

In 1911, two teams—one from Norway and one from Britain—vied to become the first to reach the South Pole. Led by Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian team won the race, while all five members of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition perished on the return journey home. New research suggests Amundsen’s team may have…Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Britain, Antarctica, Meteorology, Norway, South Pole, Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, Amundsen, Ozone Layer


A year in ozone over the South Pole

A video tracks the behaviour of the protective atmospheric layer over Antarctica across all of 2016.
Tags: Science, Antarctica, South Pole


Scientists discover Antarctica is covered in rivers

For decades, scientists have known that summertime brings liquid meltwater to Antarctica’s ice sheets. But until now, they’ve had no idea just how extensive the continent’s network of rivers, streams, ponds, and waterfalls really is. A new analysis by scientists at  Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has found that warmer months cause far more extensive melting than previously thought. That could be a problem as global temperatures continue to rise. Surface water can damage...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Climate Change, Global Warming, Nasa, Antarctica, Glaciers, Rivers, Carousel Showcase, Nature / Environment, South Pole, Rising Sea Levels, Larsen, West Antarctica, Antarctic ice shelf


We Just Found Out Antarctica Is Covered in Rivers

In 1908, Ernest Shackleton’s legendary Nimrod team was making its way toward the South Pole when the men were startled by something unexpected: The sound of liquid water, roaring across the frozen wasteland toward the sea. One hundred and nine years later, scientists can confirm that this sound, described by one early…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Climate, Geology, Antarctica, Geosciences, South Pole, Earth Sciences, Ernest Shackleton



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