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Research vessel trapped in Antarctica ice, rescue ship stalled

The Russian expedition ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in the ice in Antarctica with 74 on board, and is awaiting rescue from three ice breakers that were in the region.

Prince Harry reaches South Pole (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Walking with the Wounded charity said the teams, which also included actors Dominic West and Alexander Skarsgard, arrived at their destination at 8:25 a.m. EST.

Volcanoes could be helping to melt Antarctica's ice

Scientists have discovered active volcanoes under the eastern portion of Antarctica, according to new research released this week.

Prince Harry to trek 200 miles across Antarctica to South Pole

The 29-year-old prince said the men and women making the journey with him "have achieved so much just to get here."

Antarctic marine reserve talks fall apart

Talks to create a massive international marine reserve in the Antarctic fell apart on Monday, after representatives from Russia, the Ukraine, and China voiced their concern with elements of the plan.

Antarctic sea ice expanding

A Dutch study published online in the Nature Geoscience journal said that sea ice around Antarctica has expanded at an accelerated rate of 1.9 percent per decade since 1985, unlike that in the Arctic region.

Antarctic plane crash leaves no survivors

Search helicopters found the wreckage, but crews were unable to land at the site and said nobody could have survived the crash.

British scientists prepare to drill into ancient Antarctic lake

Scientists will drill three kilometers below Antarctica's Lake Ellsworth to collect samples of ancient water
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A less ancient Antarctic lake forms from melting snow near Cape Folger on the Budd Coast in the Australian Antarctic Territory on January 11, 2008. (TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
British scientists are preparing to drill into an ancient lake that's been trapped under Antarctic ice for thousands of years, according to a press release from the British Antarctic Survey.
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Google Street View comes to the remote Canadian Arctic

Google Street View has a remarkably comprehensive handle on cities and towns worldwide. And now, the mapping service has moved to the remote Canadian Arctic.

Penguins viewed from satellite show population spike

Penguins may be more plentiful in Antarctica than thought previously according to a new study.
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